Stories in Category "Weather & Climate"

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

The 9 to 5 kicked off this week with clean-up efforts in portions of the Midwest. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage in parts of Te....
Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

Dozens of tornadoes rolled through the Great Plains this week wreaking havoc from Nebraska to North Texas. Oklahoma took the brunt of the weather system t....
Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast

Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast

One of Mother Nature’s cruelest ironies is a flood in the middle of a drought. But that’s what folks in some parts of California dealt with this week as a....
Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding.
Winter's Fury Unleashed from Rockies to Maine

Winter's Fury Unleashed from Rockies to Maine

Starting in the West, snow fell by the foot on Colorado. Forecasters predicted more than two feet of new snow for mountain areas and the western slopes of....
Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California

Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California

It was another week of intense wildfire fighting in tinder-dry California as thousands of homes were threatened and hundreds more were destroyed.
California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater

California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater

As extreme drought continues its 3-year chokehold on California, Sacramento lawmakers took steps late last week to regulate groundwater supplies for the f....
Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies

Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies

One of the driest periods in California history has not resulted in the number of wildfires as experts feared. Nevertheless, parts of the Golden State are....
EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

Hundreds voiced their opinions this week over proposed changes to federal guidelines and clean energy standards governing power companies. The Environm....
Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

Responding to the worst drought in four decades in California, state leaders passed dramatic legislation this week aimed at conserving the remaining suppl....