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Winter Weather Live Updates: Cascade, Sierra, Rockies Snow Ahead

April 23, 2014

Get up-to-the-minute analysis, photos and updates on wintry weather throughout the U.S.

President Obama Visits Oso, Washington Mudslide Devastation

April 23, 2014

On the one month anniversary of a devastating landslide in Oso, Wash., President Obama visited the region.

2014 Strongest-Rated Tornado Activity in U.S. Off To Record Slow Start

April 23, 2014

Not only have tornado counts been low so far in 2014, but there's been a complete absence of the strongest tornadoes.

Lyrid Meteor Shower to Light Up Skies Tuesday Morning

April 22, 2014

Here's what you need to know about the Lyrid meteor shower, which will peak Tuesday.

Which Cities Are the Greenest?

April 22, 2014

Was your city ranked as one of the greenest in the United States and Canada?

2013's Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters (INTERACTIVE)

April 22, 2014

In 2013, 41 weather disasters totaling at least $1 billion each was a new record for our planet.

South Korea Boat Accident: Death Toll Reaches at Least 130

April 22, 2014

At least 130 bodies have been found in the search for survivors in that sunken South Korean ferry.

A Greener Apple: iPhone Maker Offering Free Recycling of All Its Used Products

April 22, 2014

See why Apple says they'll allow you to recycle your old devices for free.

Winter Weather Watch: Mountain Snow This Week

By By Tom Niziol
April 22, 2014

Our team of meteorologists, led by winter weather expert Tom Niziol, brings you the latest discussion on winter weather threats across the country.

Since First Earth Day, U.S. Sees Rapid Warming (INTERACTIVE)

April 22, 2014

Its been 44 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and since that time, average temperatures have been rising across the U.S.

10 Amazing Sights Your Kids May Never Get To See

April 22, 2014

From Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, ten of the world's most amazing and fastest-disappearing ecological treasures.

Tornado Warning False Alarms: National Weather Service Upgrades to Impact-Based Warning System

April 22, 2014

Most tornado warnings are false alarms. However, the National Weather Service and the research community is working to solve that problem.

No Tornado Deaths: 2014 Has Longest Fatality-Free Start in 99 Years

April 23, 2014

We're in the heart of spring tornado season, yet not a single life has been lost.

Detroit Snow Record Falls: 133-Year-Old Mark Broken By Unusually Snowy Season

April 21, 2014

Detroit shattered a snow record from the late 19th century see how much they've received this season.

Ancient Landscape Found Under 2 Miles Of Greenland's Ice

April 21, 2014

Buried thousands of feet under Summit, the highest point on Greenland's ice sheet, is a soil born before humans ever walked on Earth. The 2.7-million-year-old silt is a remnant of the verdant tundra that covered Greenland before it was entombed in ice.

Washington Mudslide Update: Death Toll Climbs to 41 in Disaster

April 21, 2014

The death toll from the massive Washington mudslide has risen to 41.

4 Heroes of Boston Marathon Bombing in Viral Photo Recall Horror of a Year Ago

April 21, 2014

An EMT. A volunteer. A spectator in a cowboy hat saved a man whose legs were blown off in the Boston Marathon bombing. A year later, the AP revisits them.

Is Climate Change to Blame for the Mount Everest Avalanche?

April 21, 2014

An avalanche last week on Mount Everest claimed at least 12 lives, in what may be the single deadliest climbing event in the history of the world's tallest mountain. Many Sherpas insist that Everest and other mountains in the area have become more dangerous because of climate change.

Meg Cross Menzies, Virginia Runner Killed by Drunk Driver, Honored at Boston Marathon

April 21, 2014

A tower of shoes greeted runners at the Boston Marathon. The reason why will break your heart.

Mount Everest Avalanche: Sherpas Consider Boycott After Disaster

April 21, 2014

Sherpas say they can't even think of going back to the mountain that just killed more than a dozen of their friends.

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March 2014 4th Warmest Globally

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