Global warming and an urban heat island effect pose a major health challenge to the city
Wild swings from pipe-bursting cold to spring-like warmth seem to be on the rise
Extreme weather events must be factored into infrastructure upgrades, experts say
Even if ambitious climate targets are met, Himalayan glaciers could lose a third of their volume
Insects like the cold-hardy emerald ash borer could see mass die-offs, but survivors could have hardier offspring
Scientific American collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski talks to managing editor Curtis Brainard about how warming in the Arctic affects us all. And glaciologist Elizabeth Case takes us out near Juneau to study and live on the shifting ice.
Extreme weather, armed conflict and mismanagement are ruining swaths of crops
The Arctic climate is shattering record after record, altering weather worldwide
Scientists have made major strides in recent years in understanding why storms rapidly intensify
Some 84,000 homes are at risk from the major storm, one analytics firm projects
Development and sea level rise are chipping away at the barrier islands that help shield the mainland
Compound flooding can exacerbate the impacts from storm surge and rain
The Delaware-size chunk of ice has been snagging on rises on the ocean floor
Mosquitoes want your blood for its proteins...or simply to hydrate on a hot, dry day.
Data from the long-awaited Aeolus mission will address a major gap in the global forecasting system
Rising polar temperatures may be changing summer weather patterns
Hail causes most thunderstorm-related damage and could become more common with warming
This year has seen record breaking temperatures across the globe. What is at risk in this increased heat?
Volcanic tornadoes, choking fog, “laze,” lightning, hail, waterspouts and even frost are created above hot eruptions
The idea of a perfect office temperature is something of a red herring. Ultimately, people just want to have a level of control over their environments