No leap year in 2015. The next leap day will be February 29, 2016. The reason for leap years explained here.
Posts by Deanna Conners
The U.S. Southwest and Central Plains are at high risk for a megadrought later this century if greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise, says a new study.
This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count runs from February 13 to February 16. It’s free and easy to participate. Find out how here.
Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a volcanic hotspot. The most recent enormous eruption occurred 640,000 years ago. What’s going on now?
Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different shapes.
Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds that are oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. Check out these cool images!
NOAA’s 2014 Arctic Report Card shows that amplified warming in the Arctic is leading to changes across the land and sea.
Thousands of new species are discovered each year. This year’s notable finds include an Antarctic sea anemone and a leaf-tailed gecko.
Scientists say California’s drought is being driven by low (but not unprecedented) precipitation and record high temperatures.
Many believe Earth’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. But that is not the case.