Satellite image of Hurricane Irma.
NOAA/AP
September 06, 2017

Here’s What You Need To Know About Hurricane Irma

Irma has quickly become one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded, with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour. As this monster churns through the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, here's the lowdown.


Residents wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday in Houston, Texas.
David J. Phillip/AP
August 27, 2017

At Least One Person Killed As ‘Catastrophic’ Floods Inundate Houston

At least one person was killed Saturday night as the Houston area is inundated by torrential rain and catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, which officials called an "unprecedented" weather event that has left some residents stranded in their flooding homes and overwhelmed rescue workers.


Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall Friday in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey steered into the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges.
Eric Gay/AP
August 26, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Continues Path Through Texas

Hurricane Harvey remains a serious threat as it continues a slow march over Texas, even as the National Hurricane Center downgraded it to a Category 1 storm with gusts up to 80 mph by early Saturday.


Cross section of Asian carp's vertebrae
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U.S. Geological Survey
August 19, 2017

Autopsy Reveals More On Asian Carp Found Near Lake Michigan

The Asian carp captured this summer near the southern tip of Lake Michigan -- triggering a scare -- apparently slipped past electric barriers.

Officials announced Friday that an autopsy of the 4-year-old fish showed that it originated in the Illinois/Middle Mississippi watershed, spending about a year in the Des Plaines River area.


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