Arctic sea ice looks set to hit a record low by the end of the month, according to satellite data. Scientists at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center said data showed that the sea ice extent was tracking below the previous record low, set in 2007.
Tennessee officials declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as ice storms hit a swathe of territory in the mid-South of the United States and concerns grew about flooding and dangerous road conditions. (via NBC News; photo via The Commercial Appeal via AP)
Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the U.S. northeast Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights. (via CBS News)