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  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding, but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • The heaviest snowfall was recorded in parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, while New York City's Central Park saw just 6 inches, less than a quarter of the "historic" snowfall that some meteorologists had predicted. Travel was still snarled, with more than 4,500 flights canceled at U.S. airports, according to FlightAware.com, and no trains or buses in New York,...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Keystone would cross the Yellowstone roughly 20 miles upstream of the Poplar Pipeline spill. In 2011, an ExxonMobil pipeline break spilled 63,000 gallons of oil during flooding on the...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 29- Russia's economy shrank sharply in November and the rouble resumed its slide on Monday as Western sanctions and a slump in oil prices combined to inflict the first contraction in GDP since the global financial crisis. On top of this, the sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis have deterred foreign investment and led to over...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 29- Russia's economy shrank sharply in November and the rouble resumed its slide on Monday as Western sanctions and a slump in oil prices combined to inflict the first contraction in GDP since the global financial crisis. On top of this, the sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis have deterred foreign investment and led to over...

  • JAKARTA, Dec 22- The Ciliwung River flows from a volcano south of the Indonesian capital, through the heart of one of the world's most densely populated cities and almost into Jakarta Bay. The same is true for the rest of the half-dozen sewage-choked rivers that wind though central Jakarta. "Jakarta is a bowl, and the bowl is sinking," said Fook Chuan Eng, senior water...

  • One person was found dead on Friday in a rain-swollen flood-control channel in the Orange County town of Garden Grove, which could mark the third storm-related fatality on the West Coast since Thursday. The Ventura County Fire Department said its personnel responded to 37 calls for assistance due to flooding and a second-story balcony collapsed in the Los...

  • Coasts brace for more ugly weather  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    The Weather Channel's Carl Parker reports more snow for the Northeast and a major storm is heading for the West Coast.

  • No thanks to Thanksgiving weather  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    The Weather Channel's Tom Niziol provides an update on weather conditions heading into Thanksgiving.

  • Buffalo facing flooding  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    NBC News' Sarah Dallof reports on unpredictable weather conditions and flooding in Buffalo, New York, as the snow melts.

  • Climate change to raise insurance losses Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    People wade through floodwaters while carrying belongings from their home in Lyons, Colo., Sept. 20, 2013.

    Property and agriculture losses caused by climate change is forecast to increase exponentially in the coming decades, reports USA Today.

  • Besides losses from the Malaysia Airlines jet downed over Ukraine and the destruction of planes at Tripoli airport, property and casualty insurers saw few big payouts while life insurers reported a healthy rise in sales. Two years ago, insurers paid about $30 billion in claims after Hurricane Sandy battered the United States while floods in central Europe...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26- Global warming in Africa may soon move bond markets. In 2016, the first climate change bonds will be issued from Africa- unique instruments that will enable the world's poorest continent to tap both capital markets and donor funds to bolster its defenses against extreme weather events such as prolonged drought or extreme heat.

  • WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia, Sept 4- Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.

  • NAPA, Calif. Aug 28- During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California.

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 18- Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale.

  • Hurricane hits Hawaii  Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    NBC's Jennifer Bjorklund reports Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall in Hawaii with up to 11 inches of rain, and the islands are under flash flood warnings.

  • Hawaiians prepping seriously for storm  Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    The Weather Channel Jim Cantore reports from Hilo, Hawaii, where residents are bracing for two rare hurricanes.

  • UCLA campus floods after water main break  Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    A man walks through flood water up stairs from a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014.

    A broken water main on Sunset Boulevard sent millions of gallons of water gushing through the UCLA campus on Tuesday.

  • Severe U.K. winter floods and storms will cost insurers around £1.2 billion ($2.0 billion), but the hit to the sector's earnings could be "limited".