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Earth’s hottest periods occurred before humans existed. Those ancient climates would have been like nothing our species has ever seen.
Due to shifting weather patterns, the northeastern coast of the United Sates could see more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future, says new research.
Year’s shortest day comes at winter solstice. But, for Northern Hemisphere, earliest sunsets happen around early December. Southern Hemisphere? Your earliest sunrises are around now.
Earth without its moon would be a very different world indeed. No eclipses. Smaller tides. But the biggest change would be in the length of Earth’s day.
NOAA’s outlook for this winter predicts a warmer, drier South, and cooler, wetter North. Drought is expected to persist in California and expand in the Southeast.
The AIM spacecraft has spotted noctilucent clouds – aka night-shining clouds – above Earth’s southernmost continent. The season for them started early this year!
Near the Arctic Circle, in northern Alaska, is where forests give way to tundra. Researchers are looking at how the warming climate might affect the ecology of this northern boundary.
A peculiar ring in the clouds over Warwickshire, England this month sent the Cloud Appreciation Society’s Gavin Pretor-Pinney on a hunt for answers.
Fires continue to blaze in the southeastern United States with no end in sight. Here’s a satellite look at a few of them.
A new analysis of hundreds of studies says that almost every aspect of life on Earth has been affected by climate change … and that’s not good news for humans.
California has dry spells, but the state hasn’t had exceptional drought since at least 2000. Now, about 20 percent of California is in exceptional drought, and many trees have died.
Some things that would happen here on Earth if our giant source of heat and light were to vanish from the sky, and how long it would take.
Over its lifetime of about 25 years, an Arctic Tern can fly a million kilometers – nearly three times the distance from the Earth to the moon.
A Chinese construction crew unearthed a new dinosaur fossil. It had feathers and a beak. A scientist called it “one of the most beautiful, but saddest, fossils I’ve ever seen.”
It’ll be the hottest year on record unless the final weeks of 2016 are the coldest of the 21st century so far, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
On November 14 1963, crew aboard a trawler sailing near Iceland spotted a column of smoke rising from the sea surface. A new island, Surtsey, was being born.
A powerful earthquake has struck New Zealand’s South Island, causing tsunami waves, landsides, many aftershocks and leaving 2 dead.
The Arctic’s multi-year sea ice – ice that survives the summer melt – is weaker and there’s less of it. Satellite images show the difference between 1984 and now.
Sometimes people report them as UFOs, but they’re called hole-punch clouds and they’re made by jets. The connection between hole-punch clouds, jets and snowfall.
Mount Hekla is Iceland’s 3rd most active volcano. A large eruption in 1104 earned it the moniker Gateway to Hell. Is Mount Hekla overdue for another eruption?
Don’t miss moon and Venus December 2
See it! Moon sweeps past evening planets