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The storm brought more ice and less snow than expected, but thousands were left without power as it got dark Thursday
<p>Around the middle of December, an even colder blast of air will follow this week's frigid conditions over the central and eastern U.S.</p>
The unprecedented heat helped strengthen wildfires and deepen ingrained drought.
<p>Recent showers and storms across much of the South have eased the severe drought in the region, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell.</p>
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is keeping an eye on a 70-mile long rift in an Antarctica ice shelf that could eventually produce a Delaware-sized iceberg and contribute toward raised sea levels.
Computer models are unanimous in predicting that such a cold wave will occur.
<p>Best of 2016: Photos capture animals frolicking in the elements</p>
In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree.
<p>We take a look at some stunning images taken from NASA satellites in 2016.</p>
When is the coldest time of the year?
<p>The most active Atlantic hurricane season in four years came to an end on Wednesday, Nov. 30.</p>
Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari takes a look at another severe weather threat Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Our top natural disaster images of the year.
Blinding snowstorms caused major pileups in the Midwest, icy roads as far north as North Dakota and treacherous conditions in upstate New York
By 2100, parts of the U.S. could see a 400 percent leap in extreme summer storms.
<p>As winter arrives in various parts of the world, we look at beautiful landscapes covered with snow.</p>
Climate scientists are concerned about the latest report showing polar ice is rapidly vanishing
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state's largest earthquake was recorded in September.
Officials say one person has died and two others were hurt when two vehicles fell into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood says crews Monday are trying to recover a body from an upside-down vehicle that's about 90 percent submerged in 12 feet of water. Hood released no details about the deceased driver.Robert Puente, president of the San Antonio water system, has said the hole appeared after a sewer line ruptured during...
Scientists warn the shift could lead to a sea-level rise of nearly 10 feet, flooding coastlines around the world
<p>Outbreaks of tornadoes — where multiple tornadoes form over an area in just a few hours or days — are responsible for most of the devastating destruction caused by severe weather, and a new analysis has reached a worrying conclusion about the worst of these outbreaks.</p>
Riding through the Chicago area, drivers experience the first snow of the season.
The world's varied landscapes in our top environment pictures of the year.
<p>California is in the middle of the worst drought the state has seen in 1,200 years. And across the Southeast — from Alabama to Virginia — a similarly devastating scenario is unfolding.</p>
Like clockwork, the annual months of darkness have descended on America's northernmost city
Dec 1, 2016; 8:00 AM ET A large waterspout formed off the coast of Miramar Beach near Destin, Florida on November 30, amid tornado watches for the area.
<p>California water regulators on Wednesday recommended tighter oversight of agricultural irrigation and a permanent ban on over-watering urban lawns, a first step toward developing a long-term conservation plan amid ongoing drought.</p>
The soil-carbon feedback is "of the same order of magnitude as having an extra U.S. on the planet."