With 130 mile per hour winds, Hurricane Joaquin has now spun up into a dangerous Category 4 storm — and some additional strengthening is possible, according to this evening's forecast discussion page of the National Hurricane Center.
Even as El Niño has strengthened over the past few months, it has always been possible that it would stall.
Drawing energy from record-warm waters at the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Joaquin has grown into a dangerous Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour.
A tropical depression that formed Sunday in the Atlantic has strengthened into a tropical storm that at the very least will bring a lot of rain to the U.S.
If you've paid attention to the news at all today, you've probably heard about the compelling new evidence that liquid water flows on Mars — present tense.
Arctic sea ice has likely reached it's minimum geographic extent for 2015, coming in at fourth lowest in the satellite record and continuing a long-term downward trend, according to a just-released update from the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
The summer of 2015 — the months of June, July and August — was the warmest on record for the globe, according to the latest figures from NASA.
When I heard the news from the National Snow and Ice Data Center that Arctic sea ice will likely reach its third or fourth lowest minimum extent on record in coming weeks, I started looking for a compelling image to illustrate what's happening — one a bit more interesting than a map or graph.
The unusually warm waters of the Pacific Ocean have helped spawn three hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean.
Wildfires are burning hot and bright across portions of the Western United States — so much so that their glow is visible from space.
Strong winds blew through Washington State yesterday (Aug. 19), whipping up wildfires and causing them to run into new territory.
Last week, analyses by NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency showed that July 2015 was the warmest such month on record.
As of today (Aug. 19), 78 large fires were burning across 1,260,830 acres in ten states, most of them in the western United States, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).
Last month was the warmest July on record globally, according to independent analyses by NASA, and by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Cameras are everywhere now. So it's no surprise that the mammoth explosions in Tianjin, China, and the devastation they wrought, have been documented in grim detail — from the blinding flashes and fireballs, to a poor soul blown away on camera at the entrance to a building, to astonishingly detailed before and after views of the site captured by satellite.
We live on a dynamic planet, so we shouldn't be surprised when rampaging floods and raging fires cause a great deal of misery at the same time.
A new El Niño forecast is out, and while it may not be terribly surprising, it's still worth noting: El Niño will almost certainly be hanging around for at least the next seven months, and probably more.
Super Typhoon Soudelor may be spinning off into memory now, but I nonetheless thought I'd share this extraordinary animation of the storm's accumulated rainfall as it charged toward, and then over, Taiwan between Aug.
It has been called "The Blob," a gigantic patch of abnormally warm water sitting in the Northeast Pacific Ocean for months.
Seventy years ago today, the crew of the Enola Gay B29 bomber, acting on behalf of the citizens of the United States and the Allies of World War II, dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.