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A Climate Model of White Christmases—Through 2100

One man makes a knowingly futile attempt at predicting snow for decades down the line.

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Predicting Travel Patterns in Future Disasters

Researchers hope mobility data gleaned from Twitter during Hurricane Sandy can eventually help boost New York City's resilience.

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Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery

The National Weather Service has an experimental new tool that shows the weather hazards along your journey, including predicted snow accumulations.

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Buffalo's Melting Snow Could Cause 'Significant Flooding'

Warm temperatures are expected this weekend, and that's not good.

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Surfing Out the Storm in Buffalo

One adventurous couple took to the beach yesterday behind the snow wall of doom.

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Last Month Was the Hottest October on Record

Which means 2014 is still on track to become the warmest year ever.

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Is the Sun Causing Spikes in Lightning?

Scientists say the star's magnetic field may be ratcheting up strikes by 50 percent.

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It's Not Easy Being Green Czar

Matt Petersen is L.A.'s first chief sustainability officer, charged with drafting an ambitious plan for a city grappling with drought.

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Acid Rain Has Turned Canadian Lakes into a Kind of Jelly

A legacy of industrial pollution is allowing slimy ooze to thrive.

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A Towering Wall of Snow Fell on Buffalo

It's one of the most striking lake-effect snowstorms in recent memory.

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Cleaning Up Urban Waterways With Manmade Islands

The brains behind Scotland's Biomatrix Water use flotillas of plants to filter polluted water and soften concrete riverbanks.

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Mapping 20 Years of Major Meteor Impacts

NASA wants to use this project to predict Earth's next dangerous space rock.

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Expect 50 Percent More Lightning in a Warmer World

You're going to want to start staying away from lone trees and flag poles as climate change continues.

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Why the New Climate Deal Between the U.S. and China Is a Major Surprise

The plan does not involve the EPA, but rather counts on a series of initiatives to be undertaken in partnership between the two countries.

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The Water Bandits: Drought Is Driving Californians to Theft

In the new Wild West, law enforcement is scrambling to respond.

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Two-Thirds of the U.S. Is About to Get Really Cold

One expert explains the "polar vortex" as a pack of wild dogs.

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What Will Be the Coldest Day in Your City This Year?

Crunching the numbers on the geography of winter's worst weather.

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Car Emissions vs. Car Crashes: Which One's Deadlier?

The answer actually surprised us.

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A Map of San Francisco, After a Catastrophic Rise in Sea Levels

Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.

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A Link Between Air Pollution and Adolescent ADHD

Certain pollutants common to urban areas could be harming the brains of unborn children, according to new research.