This blog appears in the In-Depth Report Science at the Sochi Olympics Climate change poses a well-documented threat to ecosystems and human populations worldwide.
Can a small Kansas town leveled by a twister revive its fortunes by becoming an energy-efficient, eco-conscious community?
A recurrence of the 1859 solar superstorm would be a cosmic Katrina, causing billions of dollars of damage to satellites, power grids and radio communications
Marine life seems to create a reflective sunshade above the Southern Ocean
The probability of extreme winter floods appears to have increased by 25 percent compared with pre-industrial levels
More than 15 inches of rain in one day was aided by a warmer atmosphere that can hold more moisture
Intense flooding, and excessive dry spells, have arisen in the past 30 years, making farming harder than ever
Isolated in a giant thermal vacuum chamber, NASA’s $8.6 billion next-generation observatory is riding out the worst of Hurricane Harvey
The turning blades can actually help spark lightning strikes, potentially incapacitating wind turbines
The third U.S. climate assessment note global warming's disruptions have hit the country, with more severe weather and economic impacts
Scientists hope that real-time information about potential solar disturbances can be used to warn those relying on operations in the increasingly crowded low Earth orbit
Maps and on-the-ground views reveal the aftermath and its extent
The winter breeze certainly feels cold, but your skin may not be as frigid as you think
GOWANUS—The surge of sewer water, toxic sludge and “Brooklyn whitefish” (aka condoms) stopped one short block away from my house back on the long night of October 29, 2012...
Last Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a video of the past 10 years of weather in the Americas. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-12, which had monitored the weather in North and South America since April 2003, was retired on August 16...
New strains of beans that beat the heat could do more than protect food security; they could even expand into new territories
The black hole has a troublesome sibling, the naked singularity. Physicists have long thought--hoped--it could never exist. But could it?
Violent space weather treated many to a fantastic display of colorful auroras, but damaged power grids left six million Canadians in the dark
An extraordinary new human fossil comes to light
As hoped-for precipitation from El Niño falls short, Los Angeles resorts to a controversial method to reap water from the sky