How to build a super storm

By Danielle Prieur Jonas, the storm that broke records for snowfall in six states and shut down New York City and Washington D.C., seems like just another “super storm.” Historic tornadoes, hurricanes and floods seem to be plummeting the United States with greater force. But there’s nothing really unusual about Jonas except the amount of […]

And the record for the warmest year goes to…

By Danielle Prieur It should come as no surprise to Chicagoans that 2015 was the hottest year on record. A snow-free, unseasonably warm holiday season surely gave Chicagoans a clue – 2015 is the hottest year on record. What may come as a surprise to some is that Chicago and the Midwest aren’t alone – […]