Topic: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nearly 1,200 tornadoes have swarmed the United States this year and the death toll from these tornadoes has likely topped 500, a number not seen since 1953.
05/25/2011 07:05 pm
The superfunnels that hit Tuscaloosa, Ala., in late April and Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, are generated by storm systems whose journeys across the country are slowed by a roadblocked jet stream.
05/24/2011 08:21 pm
The Joplin, Missouri tornado that touched down on Sunday has killed at least 89 people. While there are earthquake-proof building codes in earthquake prone zones, why are there no tornado building codes in Tornado Alley?
05/23/2011 08:00 pm
Residents of Joplin, Missouri, had about 20 minutes of warning before a tornado strike Sunday. But this spring, early warnings have not been enough to prevent high death tolls from tornadoes.
05/23/2011 03:04 pm
2011 will be another above-average year for Atlantic hurricanes, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Plan your evacuation strategy now, warns FEMA.
05/19/2011 04:50 pm
The storm system that swept out of the Great Plains and through the Southeast over the weekend, spawning tornadoes and severe winds that officials say have killed at least 43 people, serves as a sharp reminder to review the tornado to-do list. Some regions see more – and stronger – tornadoes than others, but no state has remained tornado-free. Here are six items severe-weather experts advise putting on your tornado-emergency checklist – along with four tornado-response myths to ignore.
04/18/2011 05:43 pm
The House voted Thursday to bar the EPA from regulating carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases. The Senate on Wednesday rejected a similar proposal. Still, the fight is far from over.
04/07/2011 05:32 pm
House Republicans are attempting to shape US environmental policy by attaching to their 2011 spending plans so-called "riders" that would target regulations ranging from greenhouse gases to mining. The White House and Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada oppose the riders, making it unlikely they will become law. But they remain in play as the House and Senate negotiate on spending and try to avoid a government shutdown this week.
04/05/2011 09:52 am
Radiation exposure fears appear to have led to a run on iodine tablets in the US. But federal officals say that is an overreaction. They say weather patterns would disperse radiation from Japan to the point that it would present no health risk by the time it hits American shores.
03/15/2011 08:37 pm
Thanks to the latest technology, Tokyo received early warning of the Japan earthquake. But tsunamis require more time to prepare for, so scientists are investigating ways to speed up computer alerts without sacrificing accuracy.
03/14/2011 06:47 pm