Topic: Sierra Nevada
Rocks of the East Coast conduct earthquakes much better than rocks in the West. It means a moderate quake in rural Virginia can travel far and damage the Washington Monument.
08/24/2011 08:49 pm
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.
05/26/2011 10:31 pm
Gold mining jobs are coming to Mojave, Calif. Run-up in gold, silver prices causes Golden Queen Mining to restart operation.
05/17/2011 07:32 pm
In Pictures Space photos of the day: Pollution
For years researchers have watched plants and animals migrate to cooler quarters in response to global warming. But a new study suggests some plants are moving downhill, drawn by increased precipitation.
01/21/2011 08:47 pm
The Christmas storm of 2010, which dropped 31 inches of snow on some parts of New England and crippled New York City, will likely stand out as a memory-maker, something to tell the grandkids about – especially if you got stuck in the national air traffic snarl or localized mayhem in New York, where police cars got stuck in drifts and New Yorkers yelled at the mayor for failing to keep the streets clear. But the past decade – the snowiest since the 1970s – had several other memorable winter storms. Here's the five that got the most attention – and did the most damage.
12/28/2010 12:24 pm
Atlanta could have its first real white Christmas since 1882. But whether the snow storm pummels major East Coast cities is still up in the air.
12/23/2010 05:28 pm
More storms are steering toward California, which is already deluged. Warnings of flash floods and mudslides are in place in some communities, as worries rise about additional flooding.
12/20/2010 07:08 pm
In Pictures Space photos of the day: Snowed in
Editorial Board Blog US voters are ready to 'throw the bums out' on Election Day. But who are the bums?
Hostility to incumbents is strong this fall. Animus against the 'elite' may be stronger.
10/29/2010 11:45 am