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Here We Go Again... Super Typhoon Maysak Swirls in the Overheated Pacific Ocean — And it Just Set a Record

Micronesia's Caroline Islands have been taking a beating today from Category 5 Super Typhoon Maysak. As of 2 p.m.

Watch the West's Snowpack Shrink Dramatically Right Before Your Eyes in Striking Satellite Image Animations

On March 18th, I posted a story about the other big drought story you need to pay attention to — not the one in California, which has been garnering most of the headlines but the one that has been afflicting the Colorado River Basin.

Antarctic Ice Shelves are Thinning Rapidly — and the Losses are Accelerating in West Antarctica

Yesterday, I posted a story about the Halley Research Station on Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. I titled it a "Winter Postcard from Antarctica," and it included photos and comments about life at the station from Tom Welsh, the wintertime manager there.

As Seen From Space: Russian Volcano Throws A Tantrum

Shiveluch is at it again. The volcano — one of the largest and most active on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula — erupted yesterday, belching a giant plume of ash high into the atmosphere.

Winter Postcard From Antarctica: Life on Ice at the British Halley Research Station

Back in February, I stumbled across a Tweet about a 'not so nice day' at the British Halley Research Station in Antarctica.

Pic of the Day: Flying Saucers Shoot Death Rays Over Colorado?

The clouds and dramatic light rays that formed at sunset yesterday just east of where I live here in Colorado sure did look like an alien invasion had begun.

It's Now Official: Arctic Sea Ice Sets a New Winter Low

https://youtu.be/8iNet2WkHkU In early March, I wrote that Arctic sea ice appeared to be heading toward a new record: the lowest maximum winter extent for Arctic sea ice in the satellite era.

The Other Big Drought Story You Need to Pay Attention To

With California's scary, record-breaking drought capturing so much attention lately, an important bit of news about the dearth of water across a much larger region has gotten short shrift.

WATCH: The Solar Eruptions That Caused Today's Spectacular St. Patrick's Day Auroras

Curtains of hyper-luminous green, white, purple and red light glittered in the skies around the world today as a result of a severe geomagnetic storm caused by two massive explosions on the Sun.

Month of February, as Well as This Past Winter, Were Second Warmest on Record Globally

Even as half of the United States shivered, exceedingly warm temperatures in most other places pushed winter temperatures globally to their second highest on record, according to figures just released by NASA.

Monster Flare Explodes From the Sun With Energy of Millions of H-Bombs

The first monster solar flare of the year exploded from the Sun today, causing disruption to radio communications here on Earth for a time.

Watch Not One But TWO Huge Hurricane Strength Storms Swirling in the North Atlantic

Back on Feb. 24th, I posted a video based on satellite data showing a low pressure system in the North Atlantic evolving into a hurricane-force storm.

Arctic Sea Ice Could be Heading for a New Low

In the ten days between February 25th and March 7th, swaths of sea ice floating across an area of the Arctic the size of Washington state simply vanished.

Birth of El Yawño (I Mean El Niño!) Explained in Five Images

It's more like an El Yawño than an El Niño, but it's here. At last. That was the news from the Climate Prediction Center yesterday.

Watch the Breath of the Earth in This Very Cool Animation

Driven by energy from the Sun, air circulates in our planet's atmosphere in complex but regular patterns.

Arctic Invasion Chokes East Coast Waters With Ice

The Arctic invasion that has gripped so much of the United States for so long has turned the waters in and around New York City into something resembling the winter shores of Qaanaaq, Greenland.

The Ultimate Cure for Hubris

Yes, I know, I'm obsessed with the Sun. And I swear — I really wan't intending to post another image of it for awhile.

Vetoed Keystone XL Pipeline Would Transport Oil Extracted in Gigantic Open Pit Mines That Are Visible From Space

The news is in: President Obama has just vetoed legislation approved by both houses of the U.S. Congress that would have allowed construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to go forward.

Evolution of a Hurricane-Force Storm in the North Atlantic

A low pressure system in the North Atlantic that evolved into hurricane-force storm last weekend brought gale force winds and high waves to the United Kingdom and Ireland Sunday and yesterday.

Contrarian Scientist Who Says Sun is Responsible for Global Warming is Accused of Taking Corporate Cash for Science

Willie Soon, a prominent global warming skeptic, says "no amount of money can influence what I say or do or research or write." If recently released documents are accurate, he is a liar.  -- ⊕ -- During a lecture on climate change in 2013, Willie Soon, a prominent skeptic of human-caused climate change, pointed to a large image showing an explosion of plasma from the Sun and then said that he was "fed up" with the scientific consensus on climate change: They say it is always the CO2.


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