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.

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.


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.

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.

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