Driven by energy from the Sun, air circulates in our planet's atmosphere in complex but regular patterns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Editor's note: With the Arctic warming faster than any other region on Earth, floating sea ice in the region has been in decline: The average area of Arctic sea ice shrank at a rate of 57,000 square kilometers each year between 1996 and last year.
As I'm writing this, a storm barreling down from the Great Lakes has approached the Atlantic coast near Washington, D.C. It's forecast to start marching northeast toward New England tonight into Sunday.
From Earth, the Sun basically looks like a featureless, burning yellow ball — and one that we obviously shouldn't look at directly.
Windiness forced NASA to scrub the launch yesterday of a new satellite designed to provide real-time monitoring of, well, the solar wind.
A new report out earlier this week says climate change is making Australia hotter, with anomalously warm days occurring more often and heat waves becoming hotter, longer and more frequent.
Dateline — Niwot, Colorado, Feb. 6, 2015, 9:30 p.m.: Temperature: 65 degrees F. Normal low for this date: ~ 20.
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Avery McGaha, one of two master’s students who joined me in Tromsø, Norway to attend the Arctic Frontiers conference in January, 2014.
Two big bushfires — one described as the largest in Western Australia's recent history — have lofted large amounts of smoke high into the atmosphere, where it has been picked up by winds and blown 2,000 miles to the south.
It seems that at least for now, the bloom is off the Arctic rose. As an article in this week's Economist argues, fervent hopes for developing the Arctic's energy and minerals, and for using an Arctic sea route to ship goods between Asia and Europe more quickly, have faded.
Pic of the Day For a flight back from Europe on Jan. 23, I knew our great circle routing would take us very far north.
Just in time for the Superbowl: a super-sized storm swirling in the northeastern Pacific Ocean that's pushing up waves possibly as high as apartment houses.
Pic of the Day Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti posted this absolutely stunning image to Twitter from the International Space Station on Friday, Jan.
January was not kind to snowpack in the mountains of the U.S. West — from which most residents of this part of the country derive their water.
From increasing heat, to melting snow and ice, and rising sea level, we've been getting a clearer picture of how Earth's climate is changing and where it is probably heading in the next hundred years.