February was second hottest on record

2015-03-19 06:08

Last month was the second hottest February in modern history,

Harsh winter weather hits US, flights cancelled

2015-03-05 17:07

A major winter storm has slammed parts of the United States as thousands of flights were cancelled and government offices shut down.

Scientists alarmed at short-term eroding gases

2015-02-17 15:51

Environmental scientists have raised concern at rising levels of gases that attack Earth's protective ozone layer, including manmade chemicals not covered by a key UN treaty.

High seas force SpaceX to ditch bid to recycle rocket

2015-02-12 11:27

SpaceX said it cannot attempt to recycle the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket after launch of a space weather observatory because of high seas.

Last year hottest in modern history

2015-01-16 21:05

Record-breaking temperatures scorched the planet last year, making 2014 the hottest in more than a century.

Dolphin shot to death with arrow

2014-12-09 10:28

A dolphin has been shot by a hunting arrow in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the second violent killing of the protected animal in recent weeks, federal authorities say.

Earth heading for hottest year on record

2014-10-21 12:05

Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

Hottest September since 1880

2014-10-20 19:28

Last month was the hottest September for globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces since record-keeping began in 1880.

Hottest August since 1880

2014-09-18 20:47

Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces.

Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

2014-08-08 13:10

The Atlantic hurricane season will continue to be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation, federal forecasters say.


Severe solar storm may disrupt utilities

2015-03-17 21:08

A pair of solar eruptions over the weekend have unleashed a severe geomagnetic storm that could disrupt power and communications.

Worldwide, January second warmest on record

2015-02-19 19:36

The month of January was the second warmest on record, according to an analysis of global averages for temperature over land and sea surfaces.

Climate change hampering world food production

2015-02-16 19:14

The acceleration climate change and its impact on agricultural production means that profound societal changes will be needed in coming decades to feed the world's growing population.

After 44 years, Miami orca may be free

2015-01-26 10:08

Lolita, a killer whale that has lived in a tank at Miami's Seaquarium for 44 years, could move a step closer to freedom.

Global warming blamed for Pacific coral bleaching

2014-12-22 09:16

The Marshall Islands is experiencing its worst-ever coral bleaching as global warming threatens reefs across the entire northern Pacific, scientists say.

Scientists find new coral species off California

2014-11-06 16:15

Scientists have discovered a new species of deep-sea coral in underwater canyons off the Northern California coast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced.

Fresh climate talks start in Bonn

2014-10-20 20:36

Fresh UN climate talks have opened opened in Bonn with a plea for nations to overcome rifts as scientists reported record global temperatures.

Atlantic hurricane season weakest so far since '83

2014-10-09 22:00

Forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up as the weakest since 1983.

Drones fly into Hurricane Edouard

2014-09-16 21:36

NOAA has launched drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect storm data.

352 hotter than average months in a row

2014-07-21 21:16

The world is on a hot streak,sizzling to a temperature record in June, after breaking the May record too.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.