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A worker cuts black granite to make a countertop. Though granite, marble and “engineered stone” all can produce harmful silica dust when cut, ground or polished, the artificial stone typically contains much more silica, says a CDC researcher tracking cases of silicosis. danishkhan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption danishkhan/Getty Images A worker cuts black granite …

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Earth’s oceans are under severe strain from climate change, a major new United Nations report warns, threatening everything from the ability to harvest seafood to the well-being of hundreds of millions of people living along the coasts. Rising temperatures …

ELK MOUND (WKOW) — Emergency responders are assessing the damage caused by a tornado Tuesday night in the Elk Mound area, west of Eau Claire. The tornado was spotted on the ground between Elk Mound and Chippewa Falls, around 8:30, according to the Eau Claire Police Department. The Chippewa Sheriff’s Office asked people to stay …

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency crews in the Houston area took advantage of receding floodwaters Friday to begin to assess the damage from one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history, a storm that led to the deaths of four men and displaced hundreds of people from their homes. The aftermath from Tropical Storm Imelda, …

The storm was a Category 1 hurricane when it made one final US stop in New England. It downgraded into a post-tropical cyclone and made landfall Saturday evening near Sambro Creek in Nova Scotia, Canada. Its heavy rains and powerful winds downed trees in in Nova Scotia and surrounding areas, with threatening surf expected to …

FORT MYERS What if you could predict the effects of a hurricane before it makes landfall? That is precisely the goal of local researchers as they have developed a new way to study hurricane flooding…with the help of virtual reality. When it comes to hurricanes, researchers look for new ways to get ahead …

NASA experts believe a pumice raft “the size of Manhattan” was formed as a result of an underwater volcanic eruption. Simon Boxall, Principal Teaching Fellow at the National Oceanography Centre, also claimed the huge mass could cause “damage” to the Great Barrier Reef. The pumice raft could also save the Great Barrier Reef, however, by …

Vaping has been linked to a cluster of hospitalizations in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. sestovic/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption sestovic/Getty Images Vaping has been linked to a cluster of hospitalizations in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. sestovic/Getty Images When Dylan Nelson was admitted to the ICU in July with difficulty breathing, his mother Kim Barnes …

When my wife and I looked at a house a few years ago with a real estate agent, we noticed the hideous floor-to-ceiling mirror wall in the living room, the oddly tiny bathroom, and the troubling slope of the kitchen floor. I was thinking: We can tinker with this. Knock down a wall here. Shore …

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) – Rockford’s mayor reacts to the recent outbreak of violence in the Forest City. In the last week, three people have been shot and killed. There also was a string of home invasions. Mayor Tom McNamara says he understands residents are concerned for their safety, but he stressed, people not involved in …