Experts say the rapid thaw is unprecedented, and it could create problems of its own — bursting pipes, flooding rivers and crumbling roads.
By Associated Press
Extreme winter weather in the Midwest has left at least 15 people dead. Power outages and extreme stress on utility systems added to worries in Chicago and Detroit, while in Wisconsin, emergency shelters sought to offer the homeless refuge from…
Here’s why global warming can make the winter more severe, and politics more divisive.
By Nsikan Akpan
Temperatures in the Midwest plunged below those at the South Pole Wednesday, falling as far as negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit, even before accounting for windchill. As a result of the frigid conditions, hundreds of schools and businesses are closed, and…
More than a quarter of the U.S. population is expected to deal with sub-zero temperatures this week. The extreme cold has sparked some public skepticism over global warming, but scientists actually believe it is a consequence of climate change. Amna…
By Blake Nicholson, Associated Press
A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,500 flights from Chicago's airports.
Much of the American Midwest is experiencing a deep freeze that will bring with it the lowest temperatures seen in a generation. Arctic air and icy conditions led schools to close, flights to be canceled and railway officials to set…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, President-elect Donald Trump visited Hershey, Pennsylvania, for the last stop on his victory tour. There, he thanked his African-American supporters -- albeit to a largely white audience -- touting his success with black voters in…
By Sarah McHaney
The Earth was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average.
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