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Study Finds As World Warms, US Gets More Lightning

Lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century as the world gets warmer and wetter, a new study says.


Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during the Berkeley Forum on the UC Berkeley campus on March 19, 2014 in Berkeley, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Paul: Ironic That First African-American President Has ‘Allowed This Vast Exercise Of Raw Power By NSA’

In a university speech, Republican Sen. Rand Paul criticized President Barack Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures.


A thermometer in the sun on the sidewalk indicates a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Study Finds Global Warming May Cause Increases In Crime, War

The findings of a far-reaching study show that steady increases in Earth’s temperature could lead to increases in violent crimes and wars.