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Earth Still Awaits Large Solar Storm's Effects

Updated: 03/08/2012 - The largest solar storm in five years was due to arrive on Earth early Thursday, promising to shake the globe's magnetic field while expanding the Northern Lights.

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Solar storm headed toward Earth may disrupt power

Updated: 03/07/2012 - The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights.

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Recap of Deadly Tornadoes and Storms of Friday 3/2/2012

Posted: 03/04/2012 - A look back at the deadly severe weather outbreak that hit the U.S. from parts of the southeast into the Ohio valley on Friday, March 2,2012, with at least 38 fatalities reported and several towns with widespread devastation.

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California walloped as snow falls across northern US

Posted: 02/29/2012 - Late winter storms forced school and road closures from Seattle to upstate New York, but the snow was welcomed in California as it suffers through one of the driest winters in history.

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Midwest twisters flatten 2 small towns, killing 9

Posted: 02/29/2012 - Twisters roared through the nation's heartland in the early morning darkness Wednesday, flattening entire blocks of homes in small-town Illinois and Kansas and killing at least nine people.

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Snow falls in Rome as Italy is hit by cold snap

Posted: 02/03/2012 - A rare snowfall blanketed Rome on Friday, forcing the closure of the Colosseum over fears tourists would slip on the icy ruins, and leaving buses struggling to climb the city's slushy hills. Other parts of the country experienced frigid temperatures unseen in years.

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Europe tries to shield homeless from deep freeze

Posted: 02/03/2012 - Russia and Ukraine both took extra precautions on Friday to protect homeless people, ordering new facilities and medical care after scores of people have frozen to death on the streets of Europe during a brutal cold snap.

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Alaska volcano lava dome forms, alert level raised

Posted: 01/31/2012 - The warning level for a remote Alaska volcano has been raised after a new lava dome began forming, indicating the mountain could explode and send up an ash cloud that could threaten aircraft.

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Experts say Gingrich moon base dreams not lunacy

Posted: 01/31/2012 - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich wants to create a lunar colony that he says could become a U.S. state. Several science policy experts say the former House speaker's ideas are based in mainstream science.

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Talk of 'tornado tourism' stirs anger in Joplin

Posted: 01/31/2012 - Eight months after a tornado laid waste to much of this city, Joplin is wrestling with an emotional question: Should the community market its devastated neighborhoods to tourists?

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Russia blames radiation for space probe failure

Posted: 01/31/2012 - The head of Russia's space agency said Tuesday that cosmic radiation was the most likely cause of the failure of a Mars moon probe that crashed to Earth this month, and suggested that a low-quality imported component may have been vulnerable to the radiation.

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Beijing air pollution soars with fireworks smoke

Posted: 01/29/2012 - Clouds of smoke from Lunar New Year fireworks sent air pollution readings soaring in the more sensitive measurement system Beijing started using a little more than a week ago, reports said Sunday.

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