As warming temperatures intensified precipitation over the last 30 years, floods costs have risen by $2.5 billion
Tiny crystals play a big role in unexpectedly violent eruptions
The 22 events that each caused at least $1 billion in damage show the increasing costs of climate change
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one from Panama about the toll lightning takes on tropical trees.
A federal report about vulnerability focuses on historically disadvantaged people for the first time
The year has already seen many extremes, from California’s and Colorado’s largest wildfires to a tropical cyclone boom
This is some of the most dramatic activity since the floor of one of the volcano’s craters collapsed in 2018
Record-breaking blazes in Australia spewed as many particles into the sky as a volcanic eruption
Climate change exacerbates hot, dry weather and could drive changes to the fire-fueling Santa Ana winds
The combination of hurricanes, wildfires, and the pandemic meant the organization provided four times as much assistance as in an average year
A record 30 storms have formed, compared to the previous high of 28; almost all were the earliest on record
Travel time differences for sound waves produced by undersea earthquakes in the same place at different times can provide details about ocean warming.
A duckbill dinosaur jawbone found in Morocco means that dinosaurs crossed a large body of water to reach Africa.
The complete torching of trees allows dense, low vegetation to sprout, creating a new hotbed for more extreme fire
People have little time to recover when extreme events happen back-to-back, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warns
Storms may not weaken as quickly once they make landfall, allowing them to do more damage
Torrential rains deluged the southern part of the state, with the storm set to hit the Gulf Coast this weekend
Rising nighttime temperatures stymie traditional firefighting methods
It is unclear how much expected snows would help combat the blazes raging across drought-parched land
Terns seem to pass through just after powerful typhoons