Two fast-spreading Alaska wildfires have forced a series of evacuations, destroyed up to 45 homes and forced authorities to restrict traffic on a major highway connecting Anchorage to Fairbanks...
The heaviest rainfalls happen when it's warmest
A strong El Niño might help ease California's drought
ProPublica's “Killing the Colorado” series examines a 139-year-old water law that pushes ranchers to use as much water as they possibly can, even during a drought
Total precipitation was the highest in more than 120 years of record-keeping
Group of Seven leaders pledged to provide insurance against extreme weather and rising seas for up to 400 million people but remains silent on its plan to raise needed funds...
The act-of-god defense for extreme weather impacts is being challenged in court
Scientists say the current drought will cost big in lost crops
Hurricane season has begun and, despite predictions for a relatively quiet year, forecasters urge caution over complacency
Rain caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas on Saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 24 people during the week and prompted U.S.
Two volcanic islands that were recently born in the Red Sea are providing scientists with new information about a rift in Earth's crust
ProPublica examination shows that the scarcity of water is as much a man-made crisis as a natural one
The West is adapting to more wildfires but this season may test its resilience
Melbourne holds lessons for the U.S. Southwest and other places struggling with a lack of precipitation
Thanks to El Niño, this hurricane season looks to be quiet
Deadly downpours flooded Texas and Oklahoma and may have been exacerbated by global warming
Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties due to damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues ...
A crude petroleum spill that has stained a California beach and fouled offshore waters may rank as the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in more than four decades...
The environmental assessment brings New York State one step closer to banning fracking
What causes tremors? What makes them stop? Can they be predicted? Are our buildings as safe as they can be?