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The decision about new hurricane names is made by a committee, which doesn't stop some people from making their own special naming requests.
Florida's governor has declared a statewide emergency in response to Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm that is churning in the Atlantic Ocean.
NASA is aiding the humanitarian response to Tropical Storm Harvey by surveying the storm's impact from above.
Rising floodwaters in southeast Texas could spell big trouble for an alligator sanctuary in Beaumont that houses more than 350 American alligators on its property.
Houston and other parts of southeast Texas are in the midst of historic flooding from Harvey, now a tropical storm, with heavy rain still expected to batter the region in the coming days.
Here’s a guide to the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season including predictions, naming conventions and how to make storm preparations.
An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century.
This year's hurricane season is likely to be more active than usual, thanks to an absent El Niño and warmer tropical Atlantic Ocean waters.
As climate change proceeds, there will be more extreme weather events, and these events pose a threat to people's health, experts say.
As a winter storm blew over the northeastern United States today, a weather-monitoring satellite caught the whole storm on camera from space.
A complex computer simulation has modeled the impact of an asteroid in the ocean and the results may surprise you.
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, today (Nov. 21), triggering a tsunami warning.
The quake's epicenter is northeast of Christchurch, but was felt as far as New Zealand's capital Wellington, located 120 miles (200km) away on the North Island.