Stories in Category "Weather & Climate"

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

The parched earth of California's Central Valley is begging for rain…and so are the farmers who use it to grow a majority of the nation’s fresh produce. ....
Wettest May since 1895 delays planting

Wettest May since 1895 delays planting

Tropical Storm Bill blasted the Texas coast and continued north to the Southern Plains this week, dumping nearly a foot of rain in some places as it moved....
Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing

Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing

Western Drought took center stage this week at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on the opposite coast, where 57 percent of the region is experiencing moderat....
Water policy awashes rural America

Water policy awashes rural America

The final rule released Wednesday clarifies previous exemptions and exclusions in the Clean Water Act as part of the Waters of the United States policy. ....
Storm Chasers risk lives to provide critical information

Storm Chasers risk lives to provide critical information

Iowa falls all too easily into the old saying, don't like the weather? Wait five minutes. The problem is sometimes those weather changes take a turn for t....
President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

The president used his commencement speech this week to the Coast Guard Academy to say warming temperatures and rising tides pose a serious threat to glob....
Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

The 9 to 5 kicked off this week with clean-up efforts in portions of the Midwest. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage in parts of Te....
Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

Dozens of tornadoes rolled through the Great Plains this week wreaking havoc from Nebraska to North Texas. Oklahoma took the brunt of the weather system t....
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 in dry areas as drought continues

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding.