A glimmer of good news for those who don't like shoveling: The intensity of snowstorms is not likely to increase as the planet warms, although fierce snowstorms will become more frequent this century, say scientists.
The continental margins off the US East Coast are sending bubbles of methane into the water. These naturally occurring seeps could provide a critical baseline to gauge the effect of climate change on these emissions.
Global warming is making for a hot 2014. Last month was the hottest June ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It came after global warming made May the world's hottest on record.
Last year was between the sixth and hottest ever recorded, and other records for extreme weather and melting permafrost have been broken, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Just in the past week several tales have surfaced of brushes with great white sharks off northeastern Atlantic shores – including some eyebrow-raising video. Thank (or blame) conservation efforts, researchers say.