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California drought rains

11 trillion gallons of rain to end CA drought

About 11 trillion gallons of rain, or nearly 17 million Olympic swimming pools full.

That's how much water California needs to recover from its extreme drought despite downpours that caused flooding and mudslides this month, NASA said.

This week, the ...

2004 tsunami

Oxfam digests lessons from 2004 tsunami

Almost ten years ago to the day, the world watched aghast as scenes of carnage unfolded across the countries of the Indian Ocean.

The 2004 tsunami was one of the most devastating natural disasters in living memory and the donor response -- a huge out...

Indonesia landslide

Death roll rises in Indonesia landslide

The death toll from a landslide that struck a village in central Java Friday, burying dozens of homes, has risen to 39, Indonesian authorities say.

Days of heavy rains triggered a rush of mud, rocks and trees from the mountains overlooking Java's Ban...


Nations reach climate change draft agreement

Nations working on a global treaty to combat climate change and handle its ill effects have come to a basic draft agreement at conference in Lima, Peru.

The elements hammered out in two weeks by about 190 countries at the 20th Conference of Parties (C...

Grand Canyon inversion

Video shows Grand Canyon filling with clouds

One of the natural wonders of the world was a sight to behold this week, shrouded by a sea of clouds.

A rare cloud inversion transformed the Grand Canyon into a foggy vision that was captured on video.

"A view of the total cloud inversion from Mather ...


Rain, then mudslides bury SoCal homes

Torrential rains moved walls of rock and mud Friday in Southern California, burying homes in one neighborhood, closing a coastal highway and prompting evacuations of foothill communities imperiled by landslides.

The damage marked the second day of a f...

Sandbags San Francisco

Rain and blizzards blast California

The Pacific coast's strongest storm in years pummeled California and Oregon on Thursday, leaving at least one man dead and knocking out power in urban areas.

Phillip Crosby died when a tree fell on the tent where he was sleeping in south Oregon, said ...

NYC rain

West Coast prepares for more wind, heavy rain

A brewing Pacific storm will pour desperately needed rain on California's historic drought, but the pending wet wallop promises to carry a high price as schools in San Francisco and Oakland are bracing themselves and will be closed Thursday, official...

TS Hagupit Dec 8

At least 27 dead as storm batters Philippines

The deadly storm that battered the Philippines for days weakened Monday as it rumbled from one island to another, passing close to the densely populated capital city of Manila.

At least 27 people were killed in the storm, Philippine Red Cross Chairman...

Person crossing street in heavy rain

Nor'easter brings record rain to New York

A blustery nor'easter that made travel throughout the Northeast absolutely miserable Tuesday is going to stick around for a few more days.

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Self-Control: The Life of Freezing Rain

Some areas saw had a very short bout with freezing drizzle/rain on Tuesday night.


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