Parched nations tap cloud seeding

/ Sep 24, 2017

Parched nations tap cloud seeding

Threading through clouds, often with shaky turbulence and occasional thunder, 71-year-old pilot Gary Walker burns the flares on his plane's wings, releasing chemicals as he flies. "It can be very rough as you get close to some of those clouds," he admits. Walker, CEO of Texas-based ...

Harvey shows how planetary winds are shifting

/ Aug 31, 2017

Harvey shows how planetary winds are shifting

Hurricane Harvey is just one of several recent weather disasters marked by shocking staying power, punishing whole regions for days or weeks on end — or even longer. Others include a massive heat wave over Russia and flooding in Pakistan in 2010, the Texas drought ...

Italy heatwave and drought spark wildfires so far fatal to one

Aug 4, 2017

Italy heatwave and drought spark wildfires so far fatal to one

A heatwave that has left Italy sweltering in record temperatures sparked wildfires Thursday that claimed the life of one elderly woman and forced the closure of a major highway. The 79-year-old woman was found dead in a field next to her home in Sant'Omero in ...