A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
An unmanned Global Hawk recon drone will join a team of aircraft--all equipped with advanced weather instrumentation--to observe the 2010 storm season closer than ever before
The nation's satellites document environmental threats around the globe. So why is the future of earth observation in peril?
AirDat's sensors, currently installed on the nosecones of 160 commercial airplanes, beam real-time atmospheric data to forecasters
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
The key: first, model hurricanes.
With Hurricane Gustav, we're less than halfway through what scientists say will be a 17-storm season
As the first potentially deadly hurricane of the season nears the Gulf Coast, government employees are working around the clock to monitor it and issue warnings. And they're doing it for free, because of the government shutdown.
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
People in the path of a tornado typically get only 10 minutes of warning. Why?
Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
Fascinating fecal science.
The free software from Google gives scientists a new world view
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
Bust out the bug repellant
Houston's record-breaking rain can be traced back to atmospheric changes.
Our models of where storms are going have gotten much better, but we can't really predict how strong they'll be once they get there.
The storms are far from over.
More folks than ever live in cyclone-territory, but less are dying
Which will better protect people and property?
An MIT doctoral project helps evacuate disaster sites intelligently
Fighting hail with chemicals, combatting tornadoes with computers, and other weather-battling techniques from the PopSci archive