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

Watch Bill Nye debate climate change with a congresswoman

He started with evolution. Up next on the docket: climate change. Of course, in his last debate, Bill Nye's opponent was a man best known for providing the world with life-sized dioramas of people hanging out with dinosaurs. This time his opponent was a six-term Republican congresswoman. » 2/17/14 7:00am 2/17/14 7:00am

11 Alarming Weather Flukes That Happen When it Gets Really Cold

It's been a bit nippy out lately. And by "a bit nippy," I mean the world we once knew has been replaced by an ice-bound hellscape. On the plus side, this means we get to see some of nature's weirder responses to extreme cold. Here are 11 strange things that happen when the temperature gets too low — and why they happen. » 2/07/14 11:30am 2/07/14 11:30am

The U.S. is helping China's smog reach all the way back to America

China may be the world's leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, but newly published findings show that much of the country's pollution is generated by the manufacture of goods for other nations, including the U.S. The irony: Pollution wafting overseas from China has a sizable impact on air quality along… » 1/23/14 9:30am 1/23/14 9:30am

The Dramatic Expanse of Antarctica's Noctilucent Clouds

It's summer at the South Pole, which means it's time for the frozen continent's noctilucent clouds to make an appearance. But over the last several decades, these beautiful electric blue clouds have been appearing earlier than usual — and they're getting bigger. It's yet another example of climate change at work. » 12/26/13 11:30am 12/26/13 11:30am

A huge reservoir of meltwater has been discovered beneath Greenland

Scientists working in Greenland have discovered an extensive aquifer of meltwater that sits under the Greenland ice sheet all year round — but it's not known if this reservoir, which is about the size of Ireland, will ever make its way to the ocean. » 12/23/13 8:40am 12/23/13 8:40am