Hottest March by biggest margin

2016-04-19 20:03

Last month marked the hottest March in modern history and the 11th consecutive month in which a monthly global temperature record was broken.

Global temps soar in February

2016-03-17 22:21

Temperatures across the planet soared again last month, setting a new heat record with the warmest February since modern records began.

2015 temperatures 1° higher

2016-01-25 22:35

Average global temperatures rose 1°C above pre-industrial levels last year for the first time.

Last year was hottest in modern times

2016-01-20 19:04

Last year was the planet's hottest in modern times by the widest margin on record, setting a troubling new milestone as the climate warms.

Corals reefs suffering from severe underwater heat wave

2015-10-08 08:00

Corals reefs are suffering a severe underwater heat wave this year for the third time on record, including a mysterious warm patch in the Pacific known as 'The Blob', scientists say.

July hottest month in history

2015-08-20 19:31

July was the hottest month in history, and the first seven months of the year were also the warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880.

El Nino giveth and taketh away

2015-07-28 18:10

This year's El Nino may be a hot one, bringing with it floods, drought and disaster.

Greenhouse gases hit record highs

2015-07-16 21:16

All the major greenhouse gases that fuel global warming hit record highs last year, while the planet's surface temperature reached its hottest point in 135 years.

Storm warning for US Atlantic coast

2015-05-08 21:19

A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of the Carolinas as Ana moves toward the Atlantic coast.

US says most humpback whales no longer endangered

2015-04-21 07:23

The humpback whale has long been considered an endangered species, but the US government says that the population has rebounded in most areas and no longer needs protection.


Green sea turtles no longer 'endangered'

2016-04-05 22:00

Green sea turtles of Florida and the Pacific coast of Mexico are no longer considered 'endangered'.

Earth sets 9th straight monthly heat record

2016-02-18 05:43

Earth's string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row.

Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest 'by far'

2016-01-21 09:55

Blistering heat blanketed the Earth last year making 2015 by far the hottest year in modern times and raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of climate change.

Absurdly hot October

2015-11-19 07:46

For the 8th time this year, Earth has smashed a monthly heat record; this time by a huge margin.

Large numbers of Guadalupe fur seals dying off California

2015-09-29 20:01

US officials are investigating why a large number of endangered Guadalupe fur seals have died along California coast.

Toxic algae blooming in warm water of US West Coast

2015-08-05 19:17

A vast bloom of toxic algae off the US West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.

Record heat for globe in June

2015-07-20 20:34

The planet has just set another monthly climate record with the hottest June in 135 years.

Warm blood makes opah fish succeed in oceans

2015-05-14 23:08

The silvery, round-bodied opah fish is the first warm-blooded fish known to science and this unusual ability gives it a competitive edge in the cold ocean depths.

Global CO2 levels reach new record

2015-05-07 16:43

In another ominous sign of human-caused climate change, US government scientists say global carbon dioxide concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million.

March was hottest worldwide since 1880

2015-04-17 21:10

Rising temperatures across the planet have set another new record as the globe experienced its hottest month of March since record-keeping began in 1880.

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