Tropical Regions Are Getting Wetter Thanks To Bigger Thunderstorms 

Climate scientists are reporting that increasing rainfall in the world's warmest and wettest regions are being fueled by a recent surge in large, well-organized thunderstorms. » 3/27/15 2:30pm Friday 2:30pm

Currents in the Atlantic Ocean are slowing to dangerous levels. The Gulf Stream system is now weaker than at any time before 1901, likely due to global warming. Climate scientists warn that waning circulation could dramatically change weather in Europe, cause sea level rise along the U.S. East Coast, and impact marine… » 3/24/15 12:20pm 3/24/15 12:20pm

Our Planet Just Experienced The Warmest Start To The Year On Record

The climate figures for February are out, and it doesn't look good. According to a new NOAA report, global average temperature over both land and ocean surfaces for February was the second highest for the month since recordkeeping began. What's more, we just experienced the warmest year-to-date (Jan-Feb) on record. » 3/18/15 11:30am 3/18/15 11:30am

Here's What Could Happen If Antarctica's Ice Is Melting From Below

File this under, "Welp, this is worse than we thought." A study published in Nature Geoscience finds that warm seawater is likely getting under an East Antarctica glacier and melting it from below. If the glacier's ice shelf melts, runway melting could cause another 11 feet of sea-level rise—that's on top of… » 3/17/15 8:36pm 3/17/15 8:36pm

More Americans Get Food Poisoning From Fruits And Veggies Than From Meat

Are you doing the environmentally responsible thing and trying to eat more produce and less meat? Hey, good on you! Pat yourself on the back. Now brace yourself for some bad news. » 3/10/15 1:20pm 3/10/15 1:20pm

Florida's Environmental Strategy: Banning The Phrase "Climate Change"

The devastating effects of rising sea levels are well-documented in Florida, but officials in the state's Department of Environmental Protection are ordered against using the terms "climate change," "global warming," or "sustainability" in any official communications or documents. » 3/08/15 1:25pm 3/08/15 1:25pm

After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, and even animals have been cryogenically frozen there for millennia—and now, they are waking up. » 2/23/15 2:50pm 2/23/15 2:50pm

Freshwater Is Pouring Out Of Alaska Faster Than The Mississippi River

Scientists have verified that the rate of freshwater being released into the Gulf of Alaska is approximately 1.5 times the amount being dumped by the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico each year. Disturbingly, half of this water is coming from the melting of glaciers and snow. » 2/23/15 11:30am 2/23/15 11:30am

New Documents Show Leading Climate Change Denier Is Full of Shit

New documents obtained by Greenpeace via freedom of information filings show that a leading climate change denier, Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, allegedly accepted $1.2 million over the past 14 years from energy companies and additionally failed to report conflicts of interest in his own research. » 2/22/15 3:45pm 2/22/15 3:45pm

The Northeastern U.S. Was Ravaged By "Monstrous" Hurricanes Just…

A new analysis shows that the northeast corner of what is now the United States was slammed by at least 23 severe hurricanes from the years 250 to 1150, many of them reaching category 3 and 4 status. Researchers say these hurricanes, which formed in relatively warm seas, could be a harbinger of things to come. » 2/13/15 11:20am 2/13/15 11:20am

The Ocean's "Dead Zones" Could Be Getting A Lot Worse

There are over 400 coastal dead zones around the world, regions so poor in dissolved oxygen that marine life can't survive during the summer months. And it looks like these dead zones will be getting worse in the next few decades — in terms of both size and number. » 2/03/15 12:40pm 2/03/15 12:40pm

Which Countries Are Most Likely to Be Wiped Out By Future Disasters?

The results of a new report show which countries are the most vulnerable to risk—and the most ready to respond when disaster strikes. » 2/02/15 7:10pm 2/02/15 7:10pm

America Likes Science. It Does Not Like Scientists' Findings.

Survey results published Thursday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Academy for the Advancement of Science indicate most Americans hold science in high esteem, while revealing huge opinion gaps between scientists and the general public over issues like GMOs and anthropogenic climate change. » 1/29/15 4:00pm 1/29/15 4:00pm

Doomsday Clock Now Three Minutes To Midnight

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the big hand of its "Doomsday Clock" to three minutes to midnight, i.e. the end of the world, citing the apocalyptic threat of global warming and nuclear proliferation. » 1/22/15 7:00pm 1/22/15 7:00pm

The Republican SOTU Live-Stream Cut Obama's Remarks On Climate Change

President Barack Obama took climate change deniers to task during his State of the Union Address, mocking the "I'm not a scientist" refrain that has become common among Republicans in recent months. But much of Obama's criticism was cut from the Republican party's official live stream of the speech. » 1/21/15 3:20pm 1/21/15 3:20pm

Humanity Is In The Existential Danger Zone, Study Confirms

The Earth's climate has always changed. All species eventually become extinct. But a new study has brought into sharp relief the fact that humans have, in the context of geological timescales, produced near instantaneous planetary-scale disruption. We are sowing the seeds of havoc on the Earth, it suggests, and the… » 1/18/15 11:30am 1/18/15 11:30am

Yep, 2014 Was The Hottest Year In Recorded History

Two independent analyses by NASA and NOAA have both concluded 2014 was the warmest year ever recorded on Earth – hotter, even, than 2010, the previous record-holder in a field of contenders stretching all the way back to 1880. » 1/16/15 3:40pm 1/16/15 3:40pm

Two Weeks Into 2015 And CO2 Levels Are Already Scary

Measurements made by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography reveal that average CO2 levels in the first few days of 2015 are already above 400 parts per million. Experts say this could lead to a series of consecutive months above this worrying threshold. » 1/14/15 1:30pm 1/14/15 1:30pm

It’s Survival Of The Most Useful When Protecting Species

Consensus is growing that we are steering towards a sixth mass extinction event. There are calls for increased efforts to stop the accelerating loss of plants and animals. But do we really need to protect all species from global extinction? » 1/13/15 6:40am 1/13/15 6:40am

Report: Earth's Fossil Fuel Reserves Need To Stay In The Ground

A study published in this week's issue of Nature is the first to identify the quantity and geographical distribution of fossil fuels that must remain unused in order to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. » 1/09/15 9:40am 1/09/15 9:40am