A complete report on extreme weather from the IPCC suggests a future of more natural disasters
Fossil rain suggests the atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago boasted a hydrocarbon haze
As the world's human population moves to cities, how cities grow may well determine the fate of the planet
Can small, LEGO-like reactors help create better prospects for the nuclear industry?
Help solar scientists spot explosions on the sun and track them across space to Earth
Sylvia Earle and other experts brainstorm ways to make the planet more sustainable and secure
Test your local water and share the results globally
An Australian researcher wonders "where on Earth are we going?"
Sprawling metropolitan areas like Merriam, Kans., face fundamental challenges from global warming and the end of easy oil
Scientists have debated whether climate change or human activity wiped out the world's megafauna. In Australia new evidence points to hunting--and only hunting
It is generally thought that changing precipitation patterns impacted the rise of the Mongols and their domination of the Eurasian continent in the 13th century--but was it rain or drought?...
NOAA's ambitious plans for new satellites are consuming more of the agency's budget, prompting questions from lawmakers
The Indiana university is building the nation's largest geothermal system
A new mapping tool shows where vulnerability to climate change and violent conflicts intersect throughout Africa
One of the promises of renewable energy is its ability to displace polluting fossil fuels, but is it fulfilling that pledge? David Biello reports
This harmless phenomenon, called a roll cloud, forms where cold air drives low-hanging, moist warm air upward. Cooler temperatures condense the moisture to form clouds. Winds create the rolling effect...
Both traditional and new U.S. industries will have to increase energy efficiency if the nation is to retain its global position as a leading manufacturer
Drilling for natural gas and storing CO2 deep underground may be headed for a collision
Social media and new reporting systems make more people aware of extreme weather, but storms themselves do not seem to have become more severe
Water-use expectations for the growing city were set during the 20th century, which seems to have been unusually wet