• March 11, 2015  

    In Boston, brutal winter weather shuttered schools, offices and businesses for days at a time. While some may have welcomed the snow days, some hourly workers faced the choice between giving up a day of wages or making the grueling, even dangerous, commute. Special correspondent Rick Karr reports. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a massive snow storm caused havoc from North Texas to New England. A flight arriving from Atlanta slid off the snowy runway at LaGuardia Airport, crashing into a fence just feet from Flushing Bay, but no major injuries were reported. Also, the State Department will review the 55,000 pages of emails provided by Hillary Clinton from when she was secretary of state. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, Washington, New York, Trenton and Baltimore all broke temperature records during a burst of arctic air that wreaked havoc by freezing pipes. Also, about 800,000 people who use received the wrong tax information from the government. Officials are asking them to delay filing their 2014 returns, meaning their refunds will come later. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2015  

    Cold, snowy winters are well-known to Bostonians. But this year, there’s been so much snow, coming so fast and with no end in sight. Since the end of January, the city has received almost 100 inches, with no thaws and now no place to put more of it. Special correspondent Emily Rooney of WGBH reports on the messy trouble it’s caused. Continue reading

  • February 9, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, New England got walloped with another winter storm. Boston broke a 30-day snowfall record and the governor of Massachusetts said the state was struggling to find places to dump more snow. Also, the Italian coast guard rescued another boat of migrants adrift near Libya in the middle of extreme weather, but dozens died of hypothermia while being transported to shore. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to strike down the Affordable Care Act — a first for the new Congress but the 56th time that House Republicans that tried to repeal the law. Also, advocacy groups reported that a growing gap between bachelor degrees received by students from wealthier families and those from the lowest income bracket more than doubled since 1970. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, about 600 people will participate in the first large-scale Ebola vaccine trials. Tests of two potential vaccines may ultimately involve 27,000 people. Also, civilians in the embattled Donetsk province in Eastern Ukraine ran for cover as pro-Russian rebels fired rockets. Continue reading

  • November 26, 2014  

    The Northeast was hit with a mix of rain, snow and sleet on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Many travelers tried to re-arrange travel plans, both on the road and in the air, in order to get a headstart on the storm. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Scott Mayerowitz of the Associated Press about why airlines are preemptively canceling flights. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2012  

    A massive winter storm that spawned tornadoes and record snow in some parts of the South and Midwest caused the death of at least six people, fouled flight schedules and ruined road conditions. Gwen Ifill reports on the huge weather system now beating a destructive trail into the Northeast. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012  

    In Oregon’s Malheur National Forest, pine butterflies experience a population explosion for two to three years every three decades. Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Field Guide series explores the snowstorm-like population surge that has stripped needles from 250,000 acres of trees. Continue reading

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