Weather

  • March 8, 2013  

    Poet and writer Gretel Ehrlich shares her reflections on the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, where she traveled to document the physical and emotional aftermath. Best known for her nature and travel writing, Ehrlich has authored 13 books, including three of poetry. Continue reading

  • March 6, 2013  

    In other news Wednesday, a major winter storm hit the Mid-Atlantic area. Washington, D.C., was spared, while some areas of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland saw as much as a foot of snow. Also, a filibuster led by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over drone use stalled the confirmation of John Brennan to be director of the CIA. Continue reading

  • February 27, 2013  

    While winter storms have blasted parts of the Midwest and Northeast, a lack of steady and deep snow — less accumulation and faster melt — has had serious effects for the ski industry. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how winter sports businesses are navigating the season as part of the Coping with Climate Change series. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program started again for the first time in eight months at two-day talks in Kazakhstan. Also, the midwest suffered a second blizzard in a week, with heavy snow that knocked out power lines. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2013  

    In other new Friday, the FDA approved a first-of-its kind breast cancer drug called Kadcyla for advanced, aggressive forms of the disease. Also, a winter storm continued to whip across the Midwest, taking four lives. The storm is expected to make its way to the Northeast and New England this weekend. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2013  

    In other new Thursday, a winter storm whipped across the middle part of the United States, bringing heavy snow, freezing rain, thunder, and lightning. Also, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO teamed up to call for a new visa program for lower-skilled workers. Continue reading

  • February 11, 2013  

    In other news Monday, a string of tornadoes whipped through Mississippi Sunday, injuring 60 people and damaging or destroying 200 homes. No fatalities were reported. Also, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor, by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House. Continue reading

  • February 8, 2013   BY Ellen Rolfes 

    The February nor’easter storm hit New England Friday and pelting the region with a snow storm and hurricane-strength wind gusts that left behind as much as two feet of snow. . Continue reading

  • February 8, 2013   BY Colleen Shalby and Ellen Rolfes  

    Handout photo by NOAA/REUTERS. In what is supposed to be a storm for the history books, New England braces itself for a major winter storm. The National Weather Service is predicting the storm to hit the Northeast Friday night into … Continue reading

  • February 8, 2013  

    Parts of the Northeast and New England prepared to be blanketed by a potentially record-breaking blizzard. The storm, commonly referred to as "Nemo," may cover some areas with three feet of snow. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Bernie Rayno of AccuWeather about how the storm formed and if it will hit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading