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Climate activist from Portland goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown

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Climate activist from Portland goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown


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Factors Favoring A Challenging Winter Across New England

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Factors Favoring A Challenging Winter Across New England


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Snow showers trek across the state, along with wind and chilly t

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Rain possible today, but it should be a dry Thanksgiving 2017 for Utah

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Rain possible today, but it should be a dry Thanksgiving 2017 for Utah


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Global warming sage pens novel of Vermont, 'resistance'

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Dozens of students rally in downtown Louisville to raise awareness about climate change

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Showers likely, thunderstorms possible Tuesday
WEBVTT RAIN CHANCES START GOING UPAROUND DAYBREAK TOMORROW.THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ALSO.YOU TO PUT ME TO WORK.IT MAKES THE DAY GO BY FASTER.73 DEGREES, A FEW CLOUDS OUTTHERE.NOT THAT BAD.OFF THE COAST OF TEXAS, THEREARE THUNDERSTORMS.THAT ENERGY WILL WORK INTOMORROW, GIVING US A QUICK SHOTOF RAIN, EVEN A FEWTHUNDERSTORMS.NOT SEVERE.BUT WE HAVEN'T HEARD IT THUNDERCLAPS IN A WHILE.74, OCALA, BACK UP TOWARDS PALMCOAST AT 72   Read More ...
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Weather service says two tornadoes hit Alabama in Saturday's storms
The first tornado was an EF-1 with top estimated winds of 105 mph. It touched down at 5:18 p.m. Saturday about four miles northeast of Hatton in Lawrence County. It was on the ground for just over two miles and was 250 yards wide at its maximum. That tornado touched down at 5:02 p.m. about 3.5 miles west of Littleville in Colbert County, and was on the ground for 1   Read More ...
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National Weather Service: 2 people hurt in Kentucky tornados
BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) - The National Weather Service says two people were hurt in two moderate tornados in Kentucky. The weather service says both tornados touched down Saturday and were rated EF-1. The first happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. CST in Beaver Dam, Ohio County. The length of its path was 2 miles (3 kilometers) with peak winds estimated between 95 and 100 mph (150-160 kph)   Read More ...
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Here's how to sign up for custom weather alerts inside the WESH 2 News App
You can now get your breaking news and severe weather alerts all from one handy app from WESH 2 News! At the end of the year, the WESH 2 First Alert Weather App will be phased out soon. You can now get custom severe weather alerts inside our original app! Follow along as we walk you through how to set up your custom alerts   Read More ...
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Sunny, chilly weather on tap through Sunday
Sunshine and chilly temperatures will be the weather norm in Madison the rest of the week through Sunday, so driving should be no problem for Thanksgiving and deer hunting. The National Weather Service said highs will be in the 30s Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, and in the 40s Thursday through Saturday. The only mention of precipitation is a slight chance for showers Friday night   Read More ...
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Thanksgiving travel weather forecast: Clear sailing, except for Great Lakes and Northwest
Most travelers hitting the roads this week should see smooth sailing to their Thanksgiving feasts, but folks around the Great Lakes and in the Northwest could face some challenging weather conditions. Lake-effect snow will cause problems over the next few days around the Great Lakes. Some of the heaviest snow will fall in northern Michigan on Tuesday and in northern and western New York, western Pennsylvania and northeastern West Virginia on Wednesday   Read More ...
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IDOT, Illinois Tollway System Prepare For Winter Driving Conditions
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway say they’re prepared for winter weather to hit. The Illinois Tollway system has increased its plow and salt spreader fleet to 196 trucks this season, as they’ll have more mileage to cover with the completion of the next section of Illinois Route 390. In all, tollway system trucks will cover 294 lane miles this winter   Read More ...
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Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms will also be wilder, soaking entire cities and huge portions of states, according to a federally-funded study released Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change   Read More ...
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Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms will also be wilder, soaking entire cities and huge portions of states, according to a federally-funded study released Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change   Read More ...
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Pharrell Won’t Drop New Song Until 2117 To Raise Awareness About Climate Change
Pharrell is trying to make a statement about climate change, a widely debated issue that U.S. President Donald Trump thinks is not a man-made phenomenon despite studies saying otherwise. Pharrell will have fans all fired up for his new single, “100 Years,” for… the next 100 years. The 44-year-old singer builds up hype around his new single to raise awareness about climate change   Read More ...
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Climate activist from Portland goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana on Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down pipelines carrying crude from Canada's oil sands region to the United States. Leonard Higgins, 65, of Portland is charged with trespassing and felony criminal mischief for breaking into a fenced site near Big Sandy, Montana, to turn off a valve on a Spectra Energy pipeline in October 2016   Read More ...
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Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana on Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down pipelines carrying crude from Canada's oil sands region to the United States. Leonard Higgins, 65, of Portland is charged with trespassing and felony criminal mischief for breaking into a fenced site near Big Sandy, Montana, to turn off a valve on a Spectra Energy pipeline in October 2016   Read More ...
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Thanksgiving weather forecast looking good in Philadelphia area
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Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down oil pipelines in four states. Sixty-five-year-old Leonard Higgins of Portland is charged with criminal mischief and trespassing. He told The Associated Press that he wants to tell jurors his closure of a Spectra Energy pipeline valve in north-central Montana in October 2016 was necessary because climate change is an emergency and can't be ignored   Read More ...
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Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms will also be wilder, soaking entire cities and huge portions of states, according to a federally-funded study released Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change   Read More ...
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Factors Favoring A Challenging Winter Across New England
BOSTON (CBS) – We never issue a winter seasonal forecast in October because November is a very telling month for the winter ahead. Clearly, it is a bellwether because Boston statistics reveal that Novembers with below average mean temperatures of a degree or more yield forthcoming winters with snowfall at or above average. The average snowfall for the city is 43   Read More ...
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Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
BILLINGS — An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down oil pipelines in four states. Sixty-five-year-old Leonard Higgins of Eugene is charged with criminal mischief and trespassing. He told The Associated Press that he wants to tell jurors his closure of a Spectra Energy pipeline valve in north-central Montana in October 2016 was necessary because climate change is an emergency and can't be ignored   Read More ...
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Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Joe Furey Visits MLK School in Hartford
Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Joe Furey spoke with the second and third graders about weather and many took the conversation beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. The students learned about how the moon can affect the tides and what the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse is. Some weather instrumentation on the Executive Auto Group Storm Team 8 Mobile Weather Lab was also a treat to see and the kids loved their new News 8 sunglasses   Read More ...
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Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms will also be wilder, soaking entire cities and huge portions of states, according to a federally-funded study released Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change   Read More ...
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Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent
WASHINGTON — Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms will also be wilder, soaking entire cities and huge portions of states, according to a federally-funded study released Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change   Read More ...
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Showers, storms to drench Florida through Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving travel forecast: Rain to hug US East Coast; Lake-effect snow to slick roads near Great Lakes
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91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Dry, chilly conditions to greet millions of spectators
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Black Friday forecast: Lack of extreme cold, snow could boost sales across much of US
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Winter Weather Forecast Debate: Eric Fisher vs. Barry Burbank
WBZ-TV meteorologists Eric Fisher and Barry Burbank debate on how severe this upcoming winter will be for New England. Executive producer Terry Eliasen is the moderator.   Read More ...
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THANKSGIVING FORECAST: Here's the weather forecast for Thanksgiving week
Here's the weather forecast for Thanksgiving week.   Read More ...
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Snow showers trek across the state, along with wind and chilly t
Drivers in parts of the state woke up to a light coating of snow on both their vehicles and the roads. Track any activity with Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here. Meteorologist Scot Haney said they wouldn't last long and that the rest of Monday would be simply cold and windy. "The wind may still be quite strong, with gusts to at least 30 to 40 mph," Haney said   Read More ...
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Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding. The U.S. in recent years has experienced prolonged drenchings that have doused Nashville in 2010, West Virginia and Louisiana in 2016 and Houston this year. A study Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change says by the end of the century if emissions aren't curbed these gully washers will be much worse because they will be bigger   Read More ...
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US report on non-governmental efforts to combat climate change; protests
(11 Nov 2017) A group of US states, cities, businesses and universities said on Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming, even as the Trump administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord. Speaking at COP 23, the global climate meeting in Bonn, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said many Americans were committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement and there was nothing "Washington could do to stop us". The group - calling itself 'America's Pledge' - said states, cities and private groups have been taking considerable steps to reduce emissions by promoting renewable energy and climate-friendly transportation systems   Read More ...
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US senators to present report on importance of fighting climate change
(11 Nov 2017) Five United States senators attending COP23 in Bonn on Saturday will offer their perspective about the UN climate conference's proceedings and the importance of America maintaining a leading role in fighting global climate change. Their initiative follows President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. In the morning, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present a report on what U.S. states and cities are doing to combat climate change in the absence of strong action from the federal government. The so-called "America's Pledge report" details U.S. states, cities, and businesses' climate-related actions to keep America on track to meet its Paris Agreement carbon reduction goals   Read More ...
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Rain possible today, but it should be a dry Thanksgiving 2017 for Utah
Wasatch Front motorists might need to turn on their windshield wipers Monday afternoon, but anyone driving to Thanksgiving dinner in Utah can expect good weather. The National Weather Service predicts a 20 percent chance of rain Monday afternoon and evening for the northern half of Utah. High temperatures in Salt Lake City will be in the upper 40s. In St   Read More ...
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Portland Metro Monday Traffic: Heavy rain and standing water on the roadways cause hazards
Ponding on area roadways and freeways has traffic slowing in several areas. Early Monday morning hazardous standing water was reported on Interstate 84 near 58 Avenue, on Interstate 5 southbound prior to the Marquam Bridge and on Southeast Powell Boulevard near 74. Slow down in flooded areas and watch for hydroplaning vehicles. The roadways are expected to be crowded this week   Read More ...
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Danielle Gersh's Weather Forecast (Nov. 20)
Will the weather cool down at all this week? Danielle Gersh has the Forecast.   Read More ...
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Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities
A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in addition to the effects of climate change. "It's going to be a wet gets wetter, dry gets drier world," said Dr. Georgianne Moore, Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management associate professor, College Station. "There could be big consequences, as it will affect forests, grasslands, savannas and deserts   Read More ...
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Cool temperatures, sunny skies ahead for Thanksgiving, weekend snow showers possible
A breezy and sunny day is kicking off the workweek in the Harrisburg area, setting the stage for several cool and dry days for Thanksgiving travelers. But by the weekend, there is a chance of some snow showers. According to the National Weather Service at State College, today will be sunny with a high near 46. A west wind of 9 to 14 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph can be expected   Read More ...
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Monday's weather forecast
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Chinese, U.S. institutions collaborate on extreme weather forecasting
Chinese, U.S. institutions collaborate on extreme weather forecasting   Read More ...
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Donald Trump overshadows climate talks - Reuters TV
Transcript >> After marathon talks at the Bonn Climate Summit, almost 200 nations agreed to keep a 2015 Global Agreement on track to tackle climate change on Saturday. The Bonn meeting was under the shadow of US President Donald Trump's decision in June to withdraw from the Paris Accord and instead, promote the coal and oil industry. As the US slowly withdraws from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, some expected China to fill the vacuum, particularly given President Shi Shing Ping's drive to increase China's influence abroad   Read More ...
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Scaffolding collapse causes injuries in NYC amid gusty winds
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Brrr – expect single-digit temps this week, Anchorage
Anchorage is headed for a string of frigid days this week as arctic air moves over the state, according to the National Weather Service. "We're going to be headed to below-normal with our temperatures,"said Shaun Baines, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Anchorage. The forecast calls for daytime temperatures in the teens and nighttime temperatures in the low single digits, dropping as low as 4 degrees on Friday   Read More ...
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