Scary stories of kidnappings and explosions lead our news feeds, but there are plenty of empowering stories of progress – if we look for them.
A year ago, Vermont was hit hard by floods from hurricane Irene. For those facing hurricane Isaac, the strong community spirit of Vermonters can serve as a lesson in how to respond and to recover.
One the worst tornadoes in US history hit Joplin a year ago. The Missouri city has good reason to now celebrate its path to recovery.
CSI Tornado: Chasing supercells, interviewing a homeowner sucked off his front porch in an Oklahoma tornado outbreak, and examining the path of a destructive funnel, an expert expedition shows how science is close to decoding the way a tornado works.
Parkersburg paired FEMA aid with small-town work ethic to rebuild. It could be a template for other tornado-damaged towns.
More people appear to be looking into safe rooms and monolithic-dome structures to withstand the fierce winds of a tornado and the debris it kicks around.
13-year-old's death adds to nationwide spike this year in such cases, education group says. In a recent survey of LGBT students at middle and high schools, more than 80 percent say they were verbally harassed, while 40 percent reported physical harassment.