This year’s El Niño has likely reached its peak, say scientists, but given that Earth is hotter than in 135 years, there are no guarantees.
An ESA space observatory was looking for something else when it caught these X-ray images of an aurora.
New insights into ancient Earth’s early structure from diamonds formed 3.5 billion years ago. A scientist called diamonds “the perfect little time capsules.”
There were no reports of injuries, but the powerful earthquake left a fair amount of cleanup to do, plus some frightened people in Alaska.
The phenomenon of freezing rain: What causes the dangerous winter weather element that can paralyze cities.
“What we have seen this past year will likely be routine in about 15 years, although regionally the details will vary considerably,” says climate expert Kevin Trenberth.
Try it yourself! With a little preparation and a good camera and with a macro lens, you can take your own photos of snowflakes.
Two satellite images show the contrast between the flooded Mississippi River this month and the same area last year. Check out the difference!
Researchers found that extreme heat and drought between 1964 and 2007 account for about a 10% decline in global cereal crop production.