Scientists use undersea drones to help predict hurricanes

2016-09-08 13:54

Tropical Storm Hermine has provided a perfect opportunity for scientists who study hurricanes with underwater drones.

Last month was hottest June on record, US scientists say

2016-07-20 13:36

Last month has been the hottest June in modern history, marking the 14th consecutive month that global heat records have been broken.

2016 likely to be hottest year ever

2016-05-19 22:33

On the heels of two record-setting years for global heat, 2016 is likely to set a new high for the planet in modern times.

Maine scallop fishing area to be closed

2016-05-13 10:08

Federal regulators are shutting down scallop fishing for the year in the northern Gulf of Maine, one of the most important harvesting areas for the shellfish.

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.


Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean

2016-07-29 10:55

Research published this week says genetic tests have confirmed that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean.

Scientists surveying ocean floor turn up new fish

2016-07-13 20:09

Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what's going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands. Sometimes it's stuff he has to name.

April breaks heat records, 12th month in a row

2016-05-19 16:30

Last month was the hottest April in modern history, marking the 12th consecutive month that global heat records have been shattered.

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.

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