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What we have learned from the 1995 Chicago heat wave

Jul 6, 2012
Three days of extreme heat in Chicago in 1995 caused over 700 deaths. New York University professor Eric Klinenberg talks about what we've learned from that catastrophe.
Posted In: weather, climate change, public health

Storms hit Amazon data center, Netflix and Instagram

Jul 2, 2012
Amazon's servers were hit by a storm in Virginia. Those data centers are also home to storage for other major websites like Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram.
Posted In: Amazon, cloud computing, weather

Dismal forecast: The weather as an economic indicator

Jun 26, 2012
Farmers are suffering from unseasonably warm and dry weather this season, contributing to higher grain prices for farmers and soon higher food prices for consumers
Posted In: grain, weather, farming, food prices

Hundreds of U.S. energy facilities at risk of flooding

Apr 25, 2012
Climate Central combed federal weather and disaster data and found that in the next 20 years, hundreds of coastal oil and gas refineries could end up underwater.
Posted In: flood, weather, climate

We're running out of room to store natural gas

Apr 9, 2012
Natural gas is housed in underground salt caverns, depleted oil fields and aquifers. And the glut of gas means they are filling up too fast.
Posted In: natural gas, weather

Insurers keep close eye on extreme weather report

Mar 28, 2012
The IPCC is about to release its latest findings regarding extreme weather trends and climate change. The predictions can help insurers figure out what to cover, and for how much.
Posted In: weather, climate change, insurance

Tornado influx hurts communities in South, Midwest

Mar 6, 2012
They're mourning loved ones and assessing damage across the Midwest and South this week, in the aftermath of as many as 80 tornadoes, that left 40 people dead.
Posted In: tornado, weather, natural disasters

Mild winter helps some businesses, hurts others

Mar 2, 2012
For some businesses that shut down during the winter, the mild weather this winter has been an economic shot in the arm. For others, not so much.
Posted In: weather, Ohio, winter

Economy changes like the weather

Mar 1, 2012
But is the mild winter cooking the books?
Posted In: weather, recovery

Budget surplus, weather important to Michigan economy

Feb 22, 2012
The state of Michigan actually has a budget surplus on its hands, in large part due to big cutbacks put in place by the governor.
Posted In: Michigan, Domino's, weather, state budget

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