Weather in Pictures

  • Higher Temperatures Make Zika Mosquito Spread Disease More

    With rising temperatures, the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus seem to flourish in the heat. In fact, the warmer it gets, the more efficiently the mosquito is able to transmit the illness, scientists say.Though it’s too early to tell for this outbreak, previous instances of diseases ...
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  • Researchers Find `Significant` Evidence of Early Earthquake Detection

    Scientists across the globe have searched for a way to predict when an earthquake would hit, but struggled to find an accurate, testable method. Now, a research team believes they may have found "significant" new evidence in detecting these seismic events. The team of researchers, comprised ...
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  • Punxsutawney Phil Doesn`t See Shadow, Predicts Early Spring

      //   Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow Tuesday morning, forecasting an early spring for the United States.It was only the 18th time the groundhog did not see his shadow since the tradition began in the late 1800s, according to records kept by the Punxsutawney Groundhog ...
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  • Large Sinkhole Forms in Oregon after Days of Rain

    A large sinkhole has closed a section of Highway 101 along coastal Oregon, and officials said it continues to grow in size.The hole, at least 50 feet deep, has swallowed nearly the entire road in Harbor, Oregon, located about 100 miles north of Eureka, California, according to Q13 Fox. Though ...
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  • It`s Not Just Flint: Several American Cities Use Lead Pipes To Deliver Water

      // Hundreds of thousands of residents in Flint, Michigan, feared the news: The water they were drinking was tainted with lead. Now, local officials in other towns are checking the pipes that deliver their residents` drinking water, and some cities are finding out they might have the ...
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  • More Than Half of the World Breathes Toxic Air, Researchers Say

    Despite making progress addressing some of the world’s environmental issues, other problems such as toxic air have worsened considerably, as shown in a global scorecard created by the Environmental Protection Index (EPI).According to the EPI’s findings, air pollution has become a ...
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  • Post-Christmas `fatbergs` wreaking havoc in UK

    It`s an unpleasant and unwanted side-effect from Christmas dinners. Some people scrape plates into the sink without a second thought, but all that Christmas waste is turning into quite the drain-clogger, not just in your own kitchen but in the streets and sewers in the form of what have become ...
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  • This is what happens to hot tea at -36C

    When temperatures are below freezing, life can be quite miserable - but it can also be quite beautiful. Canadian photographer Michael Davies captured this image at the Pangnirtung Airport in Nanavut, Canada, when it was -35C outside.It may look like an evening shot, but Davies, who lives in the ...
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  • U.S. Government to Cull Hundreds of Yellowstone Bison This Winter

    As many as 900 wild bison at Yellowstone National Park will be killed or removed this winter as government agencies continue working to reduce the effects of their annual migration into Montana.Park officials released their plans on Tuesday to cull the bison herd by 600 to 900 animals by either ...
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  • Turbulence on Air Canada flight from China injures 21

    A Canada-bound airliner was forced to make an emergency landing after severe turbulence injured 21 passengers, including three children, officials said.The Air Canada flight from Shanghai to Toronto was diverted to Calgary after the turbulence hit.Eight passengers suffered neck and back injuries ...
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  • Frozen Chinese Waterfalls Are Winter Wonderland

    China’s Taihang Mountain region is a traveller’s paradise, full of lush foliage, sheer cliffs and gorgeous waterfalls.But when temperatures drop in the winter, those same waterfalls become immensely more gorgeous, freezing into an icy wonderland of cotton ball-like puffs and thousands ...
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  • Warm Winter Means Plenty of Adorable Fat Squirrels

    While most of us are trying out healthier eating habits as New Year`s resolutions, one common critter is showing no signs of slowing.It`s been a really great winter for squirrels so far. They`ve had plenty to eat and warmer temperatures than usual – the perfect recipe for a rotund rodent. ...
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  • California Rain Shuts Down Highways; Flagstaff Schools Canceled By Snow

    A series of storm systems impacting the West Coast has closed and flooded highways in California and iced over parts of Oregon and Washington, where a plane skidded off a runway in Spokane. While wet conditions are normal for the area this time of year, the amount of precipitation being received ...
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  • Periodic Table`s Four New Elements Help Complete the Seventh Row

      For the first time since 2011, the periodic table will once again have to be changed in textbooks and classrooms alike.     Four new elements, discovered by scientists in Japan, Russia and America, will fill out the seventh, and currently final row, and take the atomic ...
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  • Bird Migration, Rain Creating Nightmare for Rome Motorists

    Migrating starlings are creating headaches for motorists in Rome, as their droppings are forcing local officials to close roadways.Heavy rains coincided with the birds`s arrival, helping spread slippery guano onto roads adjacent to the bird`s nests. With the pavement coated with the sticky ...
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  • Mississippi River Flooding Pushes Downstream; Midwest Begins Cleanup

      //   Residents in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana are on alert as historic winter flooding pushes downstream on the Mississippi River, while those in the Midwest are starting to dry out their flooded homes and belongings. At least 29 people were killed on the rainy side ...
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