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Ask Dr. Universe: How does land affect the weather?

We get different weather patterns depending on a few conditions, such as how much sun the land gets, if the land is near mountains or ocean, and how air circulates …


Climate researcher encouraged by weather

The Pacific Northwest is coming out of a short dry spell and returning to weather patterns that are more typical of La Nina winters, according to climate experts.


2012 hurricane season another for the record books

MIAMI (AP) — The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it’s another one for the record books, above and beyond the destruction of Sandy. There were 19 …


Extreme weather tough on transportation system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild weather is taking a toll on roads, airports, railways and transit systems across the country. That’s leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for …


US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities …


Scientists look at climate change, the superstorm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer stood along the Hudson River and watched his research come to life as Hurricane Sandy blew through New York. Just eight months earlier, …


Crippled NYC subways could hamper storm recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — The floodwaters that poured into New York’s deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city’s recovery from the worst natural disaster in the …


World matched record for hottest September _ again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Something about September keeps bringing out the record heat in the world. The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September, set in 2005. It …