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September 6, 2017
Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit embark the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in Norfolk, Va., in August. The Marines and sailors aboard were initially deployed to assist with Hurricane Harvey, but could instead help with Hurricane Irma relief. Photo by Mass Communication Spec. 1st Class Deven B. King-U.S. Navy
US military preparations for Hurricane Irma now include four Navy ships and thousands of troops
September 6, 2017 - 12:39pm
A bar is boarded up in preparation for Hurricane Irma in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017. Hurricane Irma has strengthened over the Atlantic Ocean, threatening to batter the Caribbean this week as “an extremely dangerous” Category 5 storm, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday. (Erika P. Rodriguez/The New York Times)
Puerto Rico and tiny Caribbean islands fear the worst from Hurricane Irma
September 6, 2017 - 8:06am
September 5, 2017
A photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 4, 2017. Irma grew into a Category 5 storm early on Sept. 5 as it headed west toward the Caribbean Islands. The latest forecasts have Irma on a more direct path toward South Florida, raising the possibility that the U.S. could be hit with back-to-back major hurricanes. Gov. Rick Scott of Florida declared a state of emergency on Sept. 4 for the state’s 67 counties. (NASA via The New York Times)
Florida officials begin ordering evacuations as Hurricane Irma intensifies to a Category 5 storm
September 5, 2017 - 9:20pm
September 1, 2017
A man gestures to a helicopter and rescue personnel while Hersey Kirk waits to be air lifted after being rescued from her home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Rose City, Texas, U.S. on August 31, 2017. Jonathan Bachman / Reuters
Column: What a hurricane tells us about local news
September 1, 2017 - 8:23am
August 31, 2017
The Valero Houston Refinery is threatened by the swelling waters of the Buffalo Bayou after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain, in Houston, Texas on August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Oil rises, gasoline jumps 10 percent as U.S. refineries reel
August 31, 2017 - 1:05pm
August 30, 2017
Anna Kaiser and Channing Wood look out at their flooded neighborhood after being evacuated in Houston, Aug. 29, 2017. As one of the most destructive storms in the nation’s history pummeled southeast Texas for a fourth day, forecasts on Tuesday called for still more rain, making clear that catastrophic flooding that had turned neighborhoods into lakes was just the start of a disaster that would take years to overcome. (Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times)
At least 22 confirmed dead from Harvey as Houston mayor imposes a nightly curfew
August 30, 2017 - 7:41am
August 29, 2017
Ambulances and personnel from Ringdahl EMS units in North Dakota and Minnesota arrive Monday, Aug. 28, at a San Antonio base point where the teams wait for assignments to support responders in the flood-stricken southeast Texas coast following Hurricane Harvey. Courtesy / Ringdahl EMS
Ringdahl EMS of Jamestown among those aiding in Texas hurricane relief
August 29, 2017 - 7:55pm
Residents are evacuated from their neighborhood on a civilian boat, on the outskirts of Houston, Aug. 28, 2017. With record floodwaters devastating much of southeast Texas, more than 450,000 people are likely to seek federal aid in recovering from Harvey, the storm that has battered the Gulf Coast for days, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official said. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)
Texas officials say at least 9 dead amid Harvey havoc
August 29, 2017 - 7:35am
August 28, 2017
A resident floats his pets and belongings on an air mattress along Mercury Drive as he flees floodwater at his home in Houston on Sunday. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
'Beyond anything experienced': Harvey's impact is coming into chilling focus
August 28, 2017 - 7:20am
People gather supplies out of destroyed homes to take back to a shelter near City-by-the Sea, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey continued to pound the state's coast on Saturday. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
With emergency lines swamped, Houston residents plead for help on social media
August 28, 2017 - 7:13am
August 24, 2017
A large, well-defined fairy ring sprouts mushrooms near the Tidal Basin in Washington on July 29. If you believe the legend, stand inside a fairy ring during the next solar eclipse and you'll be transported to another world. MUST CREDIT: Kevin Ambrose.
Do you know what fairy rings are? They sprout after wet weather
August 24, 2017 - 1:29pm
Texas declares state of emergency as tropical storm threatens to become major hurricane
August 24, 2017 - 1:18pm
August 23, 2017
Darin Langerud, director of the North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board, talks about the North Dakota Cloud Modification Project and cloud seeding to members of the State Water Commission in Bismarck on Wednesday. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
More data needed on cloud seeding, governor says
August 23, 2017 - 6:34pm
August 10, 2017
Arnie Zent turns a windrow of field grass south of Bismarck on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 10, 2017 with plans to have it baled before the weekend. "It's CRP actually. I cut it every three years," said Zent, "and this hay is going to people who need it." Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Sliver of Richland County remains drought free
August 10, 2017 - 6:15pm
August 4, 2017
In an undated handout photo, the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station, in Tasmania. The station, along with its counterparts across the world, has been flashing a warning: The excess carbon dioxide scorching the planet rose at the highest rate on record in 2015 and 2016. Scientists are concerned over the cause of the rapid rise, which may indicate the world’s natural sponges that absorb carbon dioxide have changed. (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization via The New York Times)
Extreme weather seen killing 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100
August 4, 2017 - 5:37pm
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