Over 2,000 evacuated in Colorado as 416 Fire doubles in size amid strong winds

Firefighters in southwestern Colorado faced challenging weather conditions as the expansive 416 Fire doubled in size over the weekend and grew even more on Monday and Tuesday...


Stormy Father's Day may unfold for the western Gulf Coast, northern tier of US

While some wonderful weather for outdoor activities is in store for a large part of the nation, stormy conditions are forecast for parts of Texas and Louisiana and from Montana and Wyoming to northern Michigan on Father's Day.How nasty the weather becomes along the western half of the Gulf Coast will depend on the nature and forward speed of an area of tropical moisture...


Heavy, gusty storms to blow through interior Northeast at midweek

A storm system racing eastward through southern Canada and into northern New England at midweek will trigger bands of heavy, gusty storms from western Pennsylvania to upstate New York into Wednesday evening.The best chance for isolated incidents of damaging wind gusts and destructive hail will be in northern portions of Wednesday's threat area, closer to the center of the system...


Tropical Storm Bud to target Mexico with heavy rainfall, dangerous seas this week

Although Tropical Storm Bud will continue to weaken, it will threaten western Mexico with flooding rainfall this week. Bud became the second major hurricane of the season in the East Pacific basin on Monday morning and reached peak strength on Tuesday morning with sustained winds of 130 mph (209 kp/h) before weakening significantly...



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    Key volcano terms you need to know to understand these fiery geological structures

    Today, about 500 million people live on or close to volcanoes, and while these geological wonders can be a hot spot for tourists, they can pose many hazards to surrounding communities when they erupt.There are many scientific terms related to volcanic eruptions, and understanding them can help to explain the full spectrum of threats that arise from these fiery features...


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    California becomes 1st state in nation to require solar panels for new homes

    The California Energy Commission adopted new building standards on Wednesday, May 9, that require solar photovoltaic systems in new homes starting in 2020.The state is hoping to cut energy use in new homes by more than 50 percent, according to a press release from the energy commission.The initiative is the first in the nation to mandate solar panels for new homes...

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    Kīlauea Volcano: Code red warning issued as eruptions intensify

    Reports of earthquakes and volcano eruptions in regions along the Ring of Fire might lead some to believe that the level of activity in recent months is above average.The approximately 25,000-mile-long, horseshoe-shaped Ring of Fire outlines the Pacific Ocean and is known for its chain of volcanoes and as the location for 90 percent of Earth’s earthquakes...