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Those Rising Vegetable Prices? Blame California’s Warm Winters

Droughts and unseasonably warm winters are disrupting the prices of many California-grown crops.

May 14, 2015

GOP Dense When It Comes To Climate Change

Climate change truthers aren’t just ignorant — they’re leaving America vulnerable to economic devastation.

February 26, 2015

Cartoon: Winter 2015

Mother Nature won’t let the East Coast off the hook.

February 17, 2015

Storm Warnings Grip 17 States, Record Lows Expected

Winter is hitting the East Coast with a vengeance.

February 16, 2015

Cartoon: Snow Storm Shuts Down New York

Thankfully, some crucial supplies are still available in New York City.

January 27, 2015
A man crosses a street in New York's Times Square during a snowstorm on January 26, 2015

Millions In Northeast U.S. Buckle Down For Monster Snowstorm

Get the latest on the winter storm tearing through the northeast.

January 27, 2015

Despite Our Frigid Winter, The Earth Is Getting Hotter

Once again, Republicans are using cold weather to misinform about climate change. Here’s why they’re wrong.

January 10, 2015

Alaska’s Record-Warm Year In 2014 Worries Observers

Climate change has some Alaskans deeply worried about the future.

January 7, 2015

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Picks Up In March

Washington (AFP) — U.S. manufacturing activity gained pace in March helped by a pickup in new orders and a rebound in production, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday. The ISM’s purchasing managers index rose to 53.7 from 53.2 the previous month. A reading above 50 denotes expansion. The new orders component rose to 55.1 […]

April 1, 2014

Fed Cuts Stimulus, Says Weather Hurt Growth

Washington (AFP) – The Federal Reserve cut back its stimulus program by another $10 billion Wednesday despite the recent U.S. economic slowdown, which it blamed “in part” on severe winter weather. The Federal Open Market Committee reduced stimulus spending to $55 billion a month, saying the broader economy has “sufficient underlying strength” to support continued […]

March 19, 2014

Winter Takes A Parting Shot At U.S. Northeast

Washington (AFP) – The unusually grim winter in the U.S. northeast showed no sign of relenting Monday, after Washington D.C. and nearby states were blanketed by some of the heaviest snows of the season. Just three days before the arrival of spring, the US capital was hit by about a half-foot (more than 15 centimeters) […]

March 17, 2014

Fed Official Says Weak Data Caused By Weather, Should Not Slow Taper

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times Bad weather is largely responsible for some recent weak economic data and should not lead the Federal Reserve to stop reducing a key stimulus program, a top central bank official said Monday. Instead, with economic growth still forecast to pick up this year, the Fed might need to quicken […]

March 10, 2014

Storm Marches Toward East Coast

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times A winter storm marched toward the East Coast on Sunday night, prompting airlines to cancel 1,500 Monday flights preemptively and the federal government to announce that its Washington offices would be closed. The District of Columbia, where 6 to 10 inches of sleet and snow was forecast, also decided […]

March 3, 2014

More Frigid Misery On The Way For Much Of The U.S.

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Spring is less than a month away, but be prepared to first pay the toll for its arrival with the return of the polar vortex. Frigid air will be back in much of the nation this week, with temperatures expected to plummet by more than 30 degrees in some […]

February 24, 2014

Arctic Air Brings Record Cold To Huge Swath Of U.S.

Chicago (AFP) – A blast of bone-chilling cold snarled air travel, closed schools and prompted calls Tuesday for people to stay inside in the United States and Canada, as temperatures plunged to lows not seen in two decades. Superlatives of cold-talk abounded, even in midwestern states used to chest-high snow and bitter cold, as the […]

January 7, 2014