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At least 2 people have died in massive floods swallowing eastern Nebraska. Photos show what the damage looks like on the ground.

Flooding originated from the rivers in the eastern part of the state caused evacuations as crews work to rescue residents from the waters.
How the jet stream impacts the polar vortex.

The polar vortex engulfing the US has left 21 people dead. Here’s why events like this might be getting more common.

A record cold snap in the US has left 21 dead. Here's what makes these polar-vortex events so dangerous and why we may see more of them in the future.
A Metra train in Chicago runs along tracks that have been set on fire on Tuesday, to stop them from fracturing in the extreme cold.

It’s gotten so cold in Chicago that workers are setting the train tracks on fire to keep them from fracturing

Metal contracts in the cold, which can cause the train tracks to unbolt or break. Heating them up allows the steel to expand so it can be repaired.

Last year was Singapore’s eighth-warmest year – and December had the hottest day in the nation’s history

Singapore's 10 warmest years all occurred within the past 25 years, with past decade being the warmest on record, the Meteorological Service said.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 25: Frank Groot and Josephine Groot, from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, play on their inflatable couch at Bondi Beach on December 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Bondi Beach is a popular tourist destination on Christmas Day.

Australians are playing through a record-breaking Christmas heat wave

An extreme heat wave in Australia is producing catastrophic fire conditions in the region.

California wildfires just demolished an entire town and forced the Kardashians to evacuate. Here’s why fire season is getting longer and stronge...

As wildfires rage in northern and southern California, a Weather Channel simulation shows why hotter global temperatures are indisputably to blame.
A composite image of the hailstorm in Rome, Italy, and its aftermath.

A freak hailstorm covered Rome in ice, leaving drivers trapped in their cars and floodwater running down escalators

Cars were stranded and rivers of meltwater ran down the escalators in underground Metro stations in Rome after a hailstorm hit the city.
Don't fear the bomb cyclone. But beware the polar vortex.

A ‘bomb cyclone’ and ‘polar vortex’ are headed for the East Coast — here’s what those weather terms actually mean

"Bomb cyclone" is a real term — as is "bombogenesis." But those names make the phenomena sound more intense than the winter storms they describe really are.
People are rescued from a neighborhood flooded by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, August 28, 2017.

The Coast Guard chief describes how the US remains unprepared to deal with the effects of climate change

The US military, despite Trump's directives otherwise, has continued to prepare for the effects of climate change, but the US public still has work to do.

Global wine production is expected to fall to its lowest level since 1961

The Organisation of Vine and Wine has blamed "extreme weather" for this year's slump in production.