Meanwhile, ice losses elsewhere allowed a Russian tanker to make the first winter crossing of the Arctic — without an icebreaker The Bering Sea off Alaska's west coast has just experienced a shocking loss of ice over a 10-day period — in winter.
New research suggests that large parts of the world are headed for record-breaking extreme weather events.
The conspiracy-minded will shout "chemtrails." Of course that's nonsense. But just what is creating these clouds?
La Niña is still with us and influencing drought and other weather patterns in the United States and elsewhere.
And what's happening in the New Arctic is not staying there Another month, yet another record low for Arctic sea ice extent in a warming world.
The Sun recently decided to go naked for awhile, as is evident from this image acquired by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Thanks especially to warm temperatures, plus a lack of precipitation, the snowpack in most of the Western United States is in bad shape right now — nowhere worse than in California's Sierra Nevada range.
Check out this image captured Thursday by NASA's Aqua satellite. See that swirling vortex, complete with a clear eye?
As with our planet as a whole, if you want to know the fate of polar bears in a warming world, you need to follow the energy.
I'm a bit late to this story, but it's significant enough that I didn't want to let it pass by without posting something about it.
A wide area around the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest is now in severe drought — and the three-month outlook is grim While downtown Boston streets were flooding and then freezing as a result of the powerful bomb cyclone that pummeled the U.S.
One verdict on global warming in 2017 is in: Warmest year with no temperature boost from El Niño, and second warmest overall Today brought another lesson about the difference between weather and climate.
Last night, my daughter called me from New York City to ask worriedly about the so-called bomb cyclone that was threatening the northeastern United States.
Baby, it's cold outside! If you live pretty much anywhere in Canada, or in the United States east of the Rockies, that wonderful song from the 1940s pretty much sums up the conditions as 2017 draws to a close. And when revelers watch the ball drop in New York City's Times Square on New Years Eve, they will have to endure forecast temperatures of 10°F – with a wind chill of -5°F.
It doesn't really take much imagination to see the dark question mark forming and dissipating across most of the Sun's surface in the animation above.
A brand spanking new advanced U.S. satellite is now fully operational and monitoring weather, wildfires, lightning and other phenomena.
An animation of satellite imagery offers a revealing perspective on the day-by-day growth of the Thomas Fire "Firefighters achieved huge successes yesterday during a BIG firefight to hold their line & SAVED hundreds of homes in Montecito." That was the news this morning about the horrific Thomas Fire burning in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, as described by the Public Information Officer of the Ventura County Fire Department.
The peer-reviewed report involving 85 scientists finds that the Arctic environmental system has reached a "new normal" It's a common refrain doubters of human-caused global warming: Temperatures now are no higher than they were during the Medieval Warm Period from about 800 to 1400 AD.
The obscuring smoke from the Thomas Fire — now 70 percent as large as L.A. — smothers a large swath of SoCal's coast.
A second animation shows the giant smoke plume from the Thomas Fire illuminated by this week's supermoon as it streams over the Pacific Carl Engelking, Discover's online editor, has put together a gallery of scarily dramatic images of the SoCal wildfires as seen from space.