February 19, 2014
The U.S. Government’s Amazingly Wrong Forecast for This Winter

It predicted “above-normal” temperatures. Oops.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

The U.S. Government’s Amazingly Wrong Forecast for This Winter

It predicted “above-normal” temperatures. Oops.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

October 23, 2013
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Map: Reliving Superstorm Sandy

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy battered the Eastern seaboard of the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that the historic hurricane led to 147 direct deaths, damaged or destroyed about 650,000 houses, and left approximately 8.5 million people without power.With the anniversary of the storm approaching, we’re collecting your photos, videos, and stories from Sandy and plotting them on our interactive map

How did you weather Superstorm Sandy? We want to hear about your experience. Submit your story here.

aljazeeraamerica:

Map: Reliving Superstorm Sandy

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy battered the Eastern seaboard of the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that the historic hurricane led to 147 direct deaths, damaged or destroyed about 650,000 houses, and left approximately 8.5 million people without power.

With the anniversary of the storm approaching, we’re collecting your photos, videos, and stories from Sandy and plotting them on our interactive map

How did you weather Superstorm Sandy? We want to hear about your experience. Submit your story here.

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September 17, 2013
Interactive Map of the Colorado Floods

January 24, 2013

In Focus: Chicago’s Freezing Fire

On Tuesday night, a huge vacant warehouse on Chicago’s South Side went up in flames. Fire department officials said it was the biggest blaze the department has had to battle in years and one-third of all Chicago firefighters were on the scene at one point or another trying to put out the flames. Complicating the scene was the weather — temperatures were well below freezing and the spray from the fire hoses encased everything below in ice, including buildings, vehicles, and some firefighting gear. The warehouse was gutted, but the fire was contained. Fire crews remain on the scene as some smaller flare-ups continue to need attention.

See more. [Images: AP, Getty, Reuters]

January 16, 2013

In Focus: Hurricane Sandy: 80 Days Later

Two and a half months after Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, the U.S. Congress appears to be close to approving a relief package of tens of billions of dollars. Government workers, contractors, and volunteers on the ground are still in the midst of an extensive cleanup phase and welcome the much-needed funds as they rebuild homes, businesses, and infrastructure. While some of the estimated 230,000 cars damaged by Sandy’s saltwater surge will soon be going up for auction, many are simply headed for the crusher. Gathered below are images of the ongoing cleanup efforts and those still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 

See more. [Images: AP, Getty, Reuters]

January 9, 2013

In Focus: Wintry Weather

The chill of mid-winter has set in around the northern hemisphere, bringing freezing temperatures to much of Asia, and an unusual snowstorm to the Mideast this week. People are coping where they must and playing where they can, from China to Maine, from Minnesota to Austria. Gathered here are a few recent images of the chilly weather across the north. 

See more. [Images: AP, Reuters, Getty]

January 9, 2013
Look How Scary the Australian Wildfires Have Become

Look How Scary the Australian Wildfires Have Become

January 8, 2013

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A Method to the Madness: A Day With New York City’s Pothole Crew

Inspired by a Tumblr called “The Daily Pothole,” this earnest documentary spotlights a service that few knew existed and that many take for granted. As Richard Cicale, Director of Manhattan Street Maintenance says, his thick Brooklyn accent more audible with each word, the crew is “a vital, important part of the city – to some people anyway.” 

January 8, 2013
Australia Is So Hot, They Had to Add a New Color to the Weather Map


See that deep purple in the middle of this acne-red weather report from Down Under? That right there represents 129.2° F or 54 °C — it’s a brand-new shade that the Australian bureau of meteorology was forced to add to its heat index because their country is, you know, kind of on fire. 
[…] To give you an idea of just how uncomfortable this Australian heatwave really is, consider that it’s just past midnight there right now … and it’s 95°F in Sydney. 
Read more. [Image: Australia Bureau of Meteorology] 

Australia Is So Hot, They Had to Add a New Color to the Weather Map

See that deep purple in the middle of this acne-red weather report from Down Under? That right there represents 129.2° F or 54 °C — it’s a brand-new shade that the Australian bureau of meteorology was forced to add to its heat index because their country is, you know, kind of on fire. 

[…] To give you an idea of just how uncomfortable this Australian heatwave really is, consider that it’s just past midnight there right now … and it’s 95°F in Sydney

Read more. [Image: Australia Bureau of Meteorology] 

December 13, 2012

A Whopping 369,000 Americans Missed Work Because of Sandy

[Image: Reuters]

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