The strongest solar storm of the summer so far could send a wave of charged particles toward our planet that could supercharge northern lights displays, NASA scientists say.
In a new report, scientists say yes; climate change pushes normal warming effects to extremes. For example, a heat wave in Texas is now 20 times more likely than it was 50 years ago.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual report draws connections between the extreme weather events of 2011 and a warming climate.
The first six months of this year have been the hottest in the mainland United States since temperature records began in 1895. What's causing the unprecedented heat?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has attempted to put an end to the mermaid myth by denying the existence of the fabled aquatic creature.
More than 40,000 daily heat records have been broken around the country so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, compared with last year's 25,000 daily records set by this date.
As the system moved south, forecasters started to realize this was not just an ordinary summer thunderstorm. The last time a derecho hit the US was in 2009, in the Plains states.
Norton Dam, Kan., hit 118 F. on Thursday, and 32 communities from Colorado to Indiana just posted their highest temperatures ever. Forecasters say back-to-back La Niñas are partly to blame.
Records revealed faster rates of sea-level rise both globally and for the East Coast. Rates are expected to continue increasing as global warming continues.
Within the next few decades, ocean acidification – an effect of global warming – could leave sea creatures along the West Coast unable to maintain their protective shells, according to a new study.