The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention declares the Friday before Memorial Day as "Don't Fry Day" in an effort to encourage sun safety awareness.
When enjoying outdoor activities, taking preventive measures against the sun's ultraviolet rays is vital throughout the year, but especially in the early summer when UV rays tend to be stronger.
Reducing direct exposure to ultraviolet light is one of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. While skin cancer is currently the most common form of cancer in the U.S., it is also highly treatable if detected early.
Take time to understand some common misconceptions about sun exposure as well as learn additional methods to protect your skin while outdoors.
A change in the weather pattern will signal warmer, more summerlike conditions across the East Coast to bring in the new month.
After an earthquake hit in the area, the Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, causing a temporary no-fly order.
As Cristobal loses its tropical characteristics, attention is turning toward the Bay of Campeche for potential development next week.
An outbreak of severe weather, including tornadoes, will evolve on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
Tropical downpours along the coasts of Texas and Louisiana will encompass more of the lower Mississippi Valley through Saturday, creating slowdowns for holiday travelers.
Large, powerful waves crashed against the sandy shorelines of the East and West coasts this week, stirred by the onset of two hurricanes.
West Virginia (1989)
Lightning sets numerous house and trailer fires. Firefighters could not keep up with all the fires that were burning.
Incredible "snow" hurricane whitened parts of the Catskills.
Santa Cruz (1929)
Coastal Steamer San Juan (over 2,000 tons) was rammed off Pigeon Point near Santa Cruz, CA by the oil tanker S.C.T. Doss which was proceeding at "excessive speed in fog without sounding fog signals". 70 passengers and crew of San Juan drowned.