Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landing

Mar 30, 2015

Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landing

An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries. The airline ...

Mar 16, 2015

With 2.75 meters of snow on city during past winter, Boston sets record

After hosting parades through snowy streets and weathering storms that snarled traffic and commerce over the last few months, Boston residents have seen the snowiest winter in the city’s recorded history, the National Weather Service said. Boston got 108.6 inches (275.8 cm) of snow ...

Mar 10, 2015

Pilots: Brakes were on, but plane at La Guardia didn't slow

The pilots of a Delta plane that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport last week during a snowstorm have told investigators that automatic systems designed to slow down the plane were not working properly, investigators said Monday. The pilots said the plane’s automatic ...

Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; six hurt

Mar 6, 2015

Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; six hurt

A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay. Photos showed the ...

Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to U.S. Northeast

Mar 2, 2015

Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to U.S. Northeast

Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the U.S. Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in seven cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of ...

Feb 24, 2015

LED traffic lights just too cool for snowy Japan

Energy-saving LED traffic lights seemed like a cool way to cut back on electricity costs, but police are saying they might just be too cool — because they don’t melt snow. Light-emitting diodes account for around 45 percent of all stop-and-go signals in Japan ...

January was second-warmest on record globally

Feb 20, 2015

January was second-warmest on record globally

Last month was the second-warmest January on record globally, behind only January 2007, with temperatures 0.77 degree Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit) above the average for the 20th century, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteorologists calculated that the United States in ...

Feb 18, 2015

Kanto told to brace for blizzard

Heavy snow is expected to fall Wednesday in wide areas in the Kanto region, including Tokyo’s 23 wards, with the weather agency alerting commuters in the capital over possible disruptions of public transportation. According to the Meteorological Agency, low atomospheric pressure is moving from ...