| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:53 AM
With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:22 AM
NEW DELHI -- An Indian rescue helicopter crashed Tuesday evening, killing eight people, the air force said, as the official death toll in flood-besieged northern state of Uttarakhand rose to more than 820 people.
The newly acquired Russian-made Mi-17 V5...
| Jun 21, 2013
This letter is in response to the June 12 editorial (“Senate passes a bad farm bill”) which takes aim at crop insurance. The writers omitted important facts.
The modern-day crop insurance system was created to help farmers manage the risks...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The price of extreme weather events continues to rise. Superstorm Sandy and the ongoing drought made 2012 the second costliest weather and climate disaster year since 1980, racking up more than $110 billion in damage.
According to the National...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 12:56 AM
Zombies. Giant super-storms. Runaway climate change. Alien invasions. Sneak attacks by invading enemy nations.
Thrilling stuff of end-of-life-as-we-know-it science fiction books and movies.
But as recent news coverage reminds us — Superstorm...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:56 AM
KWCH-TV viewers across Kansas were glued to Storm Team 12 coverage of the severe weather that brought tornadoes to the Great Plains Sunday.
- Click here for Storm Shots
But just as the storms were bearing down on Wichita, some digital cable viewers...
| May 3, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Weather disasters including tornadoes, the derecho storm and Hurricane Sandy caused at least $48 million in property and crop damages in Maryland last year, the costliest since 2003, according to data released Thursday.
Five people also died from...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:52 PM
There's no better time to talk global warming than now as we head into the spring season.
Environment Virginia showed up in downtown Roanoke to talk about how weather has and will continue to impact locals.
We've seen our fair share of storms rip...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A tornado watch has been issued for all of South Florida through 8 p.m.
The severe thunderstorm warning for central Broward County has been canceled.
Friday also could see nasty weather, courtesy of an approaching cold front. Storms could produce...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Walking the dog last week I saw a buzzard eating a possum. And, just as when I'd previously seen dramatic rainbows, dazzling lightning storms, or a distant funnel cloud, I processed it through my media experiences. This looks just like it does in a movie!...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:21 PM
There is a 2-1/2-pound dumbbell in my glove compartment — and, yes, it's there for a reason.
Last Saturday evening, I was supposed to travel down to Watertown to pick up my son, Michael, at the airport. My wife, a faithful follower of every...