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What is a solar eclipse?

There’s nothing like a good solar eclipse to distract the news agenda from the misery of global events, whether it’s Donald Trump looking straight at …

Solar Eclipse

The hurricane season comes to an end

The Atlantic and Caribbean had 17 named storms in one of the wettest and wildest seasons on record.<p>November 30 marked the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, and what a season it has been.<p>Not only have we had a very active season, we've also had one of the wettest and wildest on record.<p>The 2017 …

After Hurricane Irma, Guides Confront a Changing World

Nine days after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Lower Keys on September 10, staking out the region as one of the most vulnerable to climate change in America, I drove like hell to Will Benson’s house on Lower Sugarloaf to beat the dusk curfew still in place. Passing through Key Largo on my way …

Key West

Las Vegas massacre search warrants reveal massive scale of investigation

Newly revealed search warrant records show the massive scale of the investigation that authorities undertook following the Oct. 1 Las Vegas massacre that left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.<p>The information, obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, details the requests authorities made in …

Las Vegas

In a year of mass shootings, an ambush on police adds one more victim to the toll

In a year racked by mass shootings, including the deadliest in U.S. history, a spasm of violence here on the last day of 2017 added one more to the grim tally.<p>Four Douglas Country sheriff's deputies responding to a noise complaint were ambushed by a gunman who sprayed them with more than 100 …

Mapping the Landscape of Net Neutrality

Internet users with the fewest options may lose the most from the FCC’s decision.<p>Net neutrality was probably never enough to keep the internet “free,” even before the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal it in December.<p>Already, some 129 million Americans—roughly 40 percent of the …

26 Photos That Show The Natural Disasters Humanity Faced In 2017

For those in the United States, 2017 will probably always be associated with the record hurricanes that caused widespread damage in Texas, Florida …

Natural Disasters

Why Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria is so much higher than officials thought

“If you don’t get away from those areas, you are going to die.” That phrase concluded Puerto Rico Secretary of Public Safety Héctor Pesquera’s press …

Caribbean

How Harvey Hurt Houston, in 10 Maps

Even before Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston was no stranger to devastating rainstorms. The city got two "100-year" storms in the two years before …

Extreme Weather