Engraving depicting the burning of the Gaspee.

Hunt for Missing Ship Sunk in 1770s Resumes

May 20, 2022

In 1772, Rhode Island colonists looted and burned Britain’s HMS “Gaspee.” After 250 years, marine archaeologists have confirmed that they will renew the search for the ship’s sunken wreckage. British and colonial relations collapsed in the 1760s. […]


Deep South of United States Ravaged by Tornadoes

April 1, 2022

Tornadoes caused damage in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and other states, last week. Multiple deaths, dozens of injuries, and tremendous property damage were reported as a vicious storm front tore through the South. Tornadoes create Earth’s strongest winds. […]

Dead sunflowers during a drought

Southwest Drought Worst in 1,200 Years

February 24, 2022

A drought in the United States hasn’t been rivaled since at least 800 C.E. The Southwest has suffered an exceptional dry period during the last 20 years, with an especially brutal summer in 2021. Drought comes in many deadly forms. […]

Snow plowing truck in the middle of a snow storm

Winter Storm, Resulting Ice Pummel U.S. from Texas to Maine

February 9, 2022

A 2,000-mile storm of rain, snow, ice, and winds crippled the United States last week. Thousands of flights were canceled, homes lost heat, and roads iced over in the South, Midwest, and along the Atlantic. So-called “lake-effect snow” exacerbates things. […]

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