Weather

  • January 31, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, the death toll neared 60 in a sub-zero cold wave across Central and Eastern Europe as temperatures dropped to -17 degrees Fahrenheit in some places. Also, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug called Kalydeco for use by 1,200 patients with a rare form of cystic fibrosis. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2012  

    In other news Monday, at least two people were killed and 100 hurt when possible tornadoes struck Alabama. The huge system stretched from the Great Lakes to the Deep South, where the heaviest storms were hitting. Also, a U.S. Marine pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty in the killing of two dozen Iraqis in 2005. Continue reading

  • January 16, 2012  

    Two years after a magnitude-7 earthquake shattered Port-au-Prince, 500,000 Haitians are still living in what were supposed to be temporary settlement camps. That’s despite ambitious plans for millions of dollars in homes, schools and public works projects. Ray Suarez looks at the ongoing recovery efforts. Continue reading

  • January 16, 2012  

    Two years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, politicians are still promising change and rebirth. For an assessment of the progress, delays and remaining challenges in Haiti’s recovery, Jeffrey Brown talks with Nan Buzard of the American Red Cross and Dominique Toussaint of Mobilize for Haiti. Continue reading

  • January 11, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    Fymée Diogene and Balnave Ulysee both lost legs in the 2010 earthquake. Photo by William Daniels/Handicap International. Two years ago, a devastating earthquake in Haiti killed more than 200,000 people and caused injuries that required amputations for another 4,000 people. … Continue reading

  • December 28, 2011  

    From snowstorms to floods and tornadoes, severe weather wreaked havoc across the United States this year, with 2011 marking far more extreme weather events than a typical year. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the science behind this year of extreme weather with NOAA’s Kathryn Sullivan and Weather Underground’s Jeff Masters. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    An evacuation sign asks residents to leave Eagar, Ariz. as the Wallow Fire swept through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images. Between fires, twisters, hurricanes, droughts and floods, 2011 has been Mother Nature’s most continuously whopping … Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    An evacuation sign asks residents to leave Eagar, Ariz. as the Wallow Fire swept through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images. Between fires, twisters, hurricanes, droughts and floods, 2011 has been Mother Nature’s most continuously whopping … Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell 

    Between fires, twisters, hurricanes, droughts and floods, 2011 has been Mother Nature’s most continuously whopping year for the United States. Data released by NOAA now counts a record of 12 disasters passing the $1 billion mark in 2011 — smashing the previous record of nine such calamities in 2008. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2011   BY Tom LeGro  

    Kosho Sudo, a Buddhist sculpture master craftsman from Kyoto, Japan, and students carve a statue of Buddha earlier this week. The Buddha is made of pine from Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, which was hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. About 5,000 people have contributed to the carving of the nearly nine-foot-tall, six-foot-deep statue.
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