First Breathtaking Images from Europe's New Sentinel Satellite

The first satellite in the European Space Agency's new Earth-monitoring Sentinel mission is already sending photos home. The first photos are of land use in Belgium, flooding in Namibia, and glacial retreat and land cover monitoring in Antarctica. » 4/16/14 5:06pm Wednesday 5:06pm

Will Alaska's Biggest Sled Dog Race Continue Without Snow?

The Iditarod, a 900-mile sled dog race across Alaska, goes on no matter what the weather, which can range from whiteout blizzards to hazardously frosty temps. But what happens when the racers show up and the snows don't? This year, we found out. » 4/15/14 10:15am Tuesday 10:15am

Watch the First Episode of James Cameron's Global Warming Documentary

Years of Living Dangerously is an eight-part global warming documentary from James Cameron featuring celebrity correspondents like Harrison Ford, Olivia Munn and Matt Damon. It technically premieres April 13th, but you can already watch the first episode online. » 4/10/14 2:50pm 4/10/14 2:50pm

One Map Showing Where the Water Shortages Will Hit

When we talk about a future of drought and water shortages, we're not just talking about the amount of water. We're also talking about how it's distributed — a feature that this world map of the per capita renewable water resources in each country illustrates nicely. » 4/04/14 11:20am 4/04/14 11:20am

This Cool Animation Explains U.S. Arctic Policy In Just Two Minutes

The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on the planet. And as it does so, many nations — especially those with Arctic coastlines — are assessing opportunities for establishing new trade routes and tapping into the region's vast reserves of offshore oil and gas. » 4/02/14 9:20am 4/02/14 9:20am

California just had its warmest winter on record

California just had its warmest winter since record keeping began 119 years ago, according to newly published NOAA data. Meanwhile, the midwest is recovering from one of its top-ten coldest seasons ever. The jury's still out on the role of climate change in both regions' wintertide weirdness. Tim McDonnel has details… » 3/13/14 2:40pm 3/13/14 2:40pm

It's about to get a lot harder to escape from malaria

The only thing protecting you from malaria may be a cool climate. And with climate change raising temperatures in some regions, that protection may be over. Researchers today published the first hard evidence that malaria moves into new regions as they warm up. » 3/06/14 4:40pm 3/06/14 4:40pm

New research suggests geohacking would be a catastrophically bad idea

In order to get our warming climate under control, some forward thinkers say we should deploy any number of geoengineering schemes. But as the latest computer models show, these efforts would not only be futile — they'd probably result in a complete disaster. » 2/25/14 2:40pm 2/25/14 2:40pm

Are you a "Global Warming Nazi"? Probably (according to this man).

Roy Spencer – a climate-scientist-cum-climate-denier who does not believe in anthropogenic climate change – says that people who label climate deniers "climate deniers" will "kill far more people than the Nazis ever did," and should be labeled, accordingly, "global warming Nazis." Because that all sounds pretty reasonable,… » 2/23/14 2:00pm 2/23/14 2:00pm