Stories in Category "Weather & Climate"

Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast

Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast

One of Mother Nature’s cruelest ironies is a flood in the middle of a drought. But that’s what folks in some parts of California dealt with this week as a....
Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California

Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California

It was another week of intense wildfire fighting in tinder-dry California as thousands of homes were threatened and hundreds more were destroyed.
California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater

California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater

As extreme drought continues its 3-year chokehold on California, Sacramento lawmakers took steps late last week to regulate groundwater supplies for the f....
Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies

Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies

One of the driest periods in California history has not resulted in the number of wildfires as experts feared. Nevertheless, parts of the Golden State are....
EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

Hundreds voiced their opinions this week over proposed changes to federal guidelines and clean energy standards governing power companies. The Environm....
Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

Responding to the worst drought in four decades in California, state leaders passed dramatic legislation this week aimed at conserving the remaining suppl....
Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

Add 2014 to the list of years with major flooding along the Mississippi River. The July 4th holiday weekend was washed out along the Davenport, Iowa ri....
Month of rain ends, mess remains in Corn Belt

Month of rain ends, mess remains in Corn Belt

Mother Nature’s month of rain ended this week, but not before leaving her mark across the Upper Midwest.
Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

Mother Nature took aim with both barrels this week, riddling several states with destructive weather.
President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion

President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion

Waterways across America will get a facelift after the stroke of Barack Obama’s pen. The president approved a $12.3 billion bill this week aimed at improv....