Heavy rain left communities in the central U.S. under water, while Mt. Sinabung erupted and spewed ash more than 100 miles away.
Numerous water rescues have been reported and many families in flood-prone areas have been forced to evacuate following days of heavy rain this week.
Following a heavy dose of snow at late week, more fresh powder will snarl travel in areas from Nebraska to Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Michigan this weekend.
Transitioning towards a more plant-based diet could reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70 percent.