Weather

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season kicked off in June and will run through Nov. 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration already predicts above-average hurricane activity this year....
As the industrial revolution took hold, it was becoming apparent to many that the pollution emitted by industry could be damaging not only to human health, but to the built environment as well....
Most Americans should be prepared with sunscreen, shade, and plenty of water, as the summer of 2022 is expected to be a hot one. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s summer...
Global warming has become a critical part of the conversations about the future of humanity. Temperatures in some parts of the world have risen so much these areas have become barely habitable to...
While conversations about the weather being warmer than usual abound as the summer months approach, this year they may be more than just hot air. According to data from the National Oceanic and...
2021 was a historic year for natural disasters in the United States. There were a record 18 weather and climate disasters costing more than $1 billion each in the first nine months of 2021, according...
Natural disasters spare no country. Whether it’s flooding due to torrential downpours from a hurricane or cyclone or a lack of rain that parches the earth, every continent endures a...
As one of the largest countries in the world, the United States is also one of the most geographically diverse — from deserts to forests to miles of coast line. While this comes with many...
Temperatures in parts of the Pacific Northwest surged to all-time highs of over 115 F a year ago. The record-breaking heatwave, which resulted in nearly 200 deaths in Washington and Oregon, is part...
Most people who will never travel to more exotic locations will nonetheless recognize images of Mount Kilimanjaro topped with its legendary snows or the Great Barrier Reef and its rich marine life....
Droughts have come and gone over the course of U.S. history. The worst periods of drought were in the 1950s and 1930s, though the droughts of the Dust Bowl era of the ‘30s remain the most extreme....
What is considered “normal” weather is determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which, every 10 years, tabulates average weather data for the previous 30 years. What is...
Despite sometimes giving out warning signs, volcanic eruptions are unpredictable. Even relatively less explosive ones can cause significant damage and fatalities, like the Nevado del Ruiz eruption in...
Every year, an average of more than 50 volcanoes erupt around the world. For instance, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, off the coast of Morocco, is currently...
Disasters caused by human error — oil spills, bridge collapses, forest fires ignited by a carelessly discarded cigarette — can be devastating, but natural disasters are often even worse. They...