New research concludes that warm and cold extremes in the central Pacific are often correlated with heat waves several weeks later in the Eastern United States. Advance warning could help cities prepare – and perhaps save lives.
An uptick in launch rates of CubeSats raises questions about how far this enabling technology could be taken.
California residents have been forced to use less water with each passing year, but as drought becomes the new norm, they aren't just conserving, they're revolutionizing the way the state manages its water.
Even as scientists say the Golden State's agricultural sector must inevitably shrink, farmers are testing a way to stanch the loss of their most precious resource: groundwater.
El Niño's rains are a welcome relief in the Golden State, but that doesn't cancel the need for changes in water use, experts say. Here's how San Diego and Los Angeles are adapting.
An international team of researchers announced Thursday that they became the first group to detect a cosmic phenomenon that Albert Einstein first predicted 100 years ago.
A natural gas leak is pumping methane, a greenhouse gas, into the air. It's the climate change equivalent of adding 7 million cars to the road.
Private rocketmakers like SpaceX are on the verge of doing what the space shuttle never could: making space affordable. The consequences could be profound.
The UN climate deal reached last weekend sets out emissions goals that should be met in a transparent way. One project offers a glimpse of how that might work.
Two new analyses examine 'how a culture of misinformation' can be spread within the American public, according to their author.
For the first time, nearly all of the countries are committing to some level of action.
By some estimates, deforestation accounts for roughly 10 percent of global carbon-dioxide emissions from human activities.
It's early days, but solar power is beginning to show how it could recast the entire American power grid. Some power companies are worried. But in Vermont, they're giddy with excitement.
The Cassini probe zipped through the icy plumes of Enceladus Wednesday, looking for evidence that the moon's hidden sea is habitable. The search for life in the solar system is increasingly pointing to new and less-accessible destinations.
In the runup to a global climate conference in Paris, study finds evidence that economic performance in all regions is tightly linked to climate change.
Even after giving birth to 100 million trillion Earth-mass planets in the habitable zones of host stars, the cosmos has the raw material to produce more than 10 times that number, according to a new study.
A new discovery is shedding light on a population of early Africans who came from the ancient Middle East. It suggests that Africa was more connected to the broader world at that time than thought.
Scientists have identified strong evidence of liquid water on Mars – a potential resource for rocket fuel and thirsty astronauts, as well as a necessity for simple forms of life.
New photos from the New Horizons mission to Pluto point to a revolution in our understanding of the solar system that has been 50 years in the making.
As the world warms, trees should leaf earlier. But a study of several species of deciduous trees in Europe turned up unexpected results.
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