Hurricanes Madeline and Lester

The Science Behind Hawaii's Double Hurricane

Having two cyclones in the ocean is not rare, but when they get too close to each other things can get crazy

People sit on a roof waiting to be rescued after Hurricane Katrina

Eleven Years After Katrina, What Lessons Can We Learn Before the Next Disaster Strikes?

Author and playwright John Biguenet offers his thoughts on the narrative of destruction

IBM’s Watson Takes On Yet Another Job, as a Weather Forecaster

The integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industry

The HAARP antenna array

Calling All Conspiracy Theorists: Alaska's "Mind-Control Lab" Is Hosting an Open House

Depending on who you ask, HAARP can control minds, weather, and even earthquakes

Lake Burlinskoye in June, 2016.

Summer Heat Turns This Siberian Lake Bright Pink

And it's not the only one

Louisiana's August 2016 flood has destroyed over 40,000 homes and killed at least 13.

Does Climate Change Fuel Floods? It’s Complicated

Here’s why that question is hard to answer

Look Out New Yorkers: Hot Weather Makes Roaches Take to the Skies

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An solar storm erupts on April 16, 2012, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in the 304 Angstrom wavelength.

The Solar Storm That Nearly Set the Cold War Ablaze

How radio interference from a 1967 solar storm spooked the U.S. military—and launched space weather forecasting

Rising drought. Surging seas. Spiking temperatures. 2015 was just another year in a long pattern of Earth's changing climate.

World’s Climate Hit Extremes, Shattered Multiple Records in 2015

From rising temperatures and ocean levels to record greenhouse gas levels, 2015 was a rough year for planet Earth

We’ve never cared less about a charismatic animal standing forlornly on a rapidly deteriorating landscape.

Podcast: Does Anybody Even Care About the Arctic Anymore?

This week's episode of Warm Regards asks why our coldest region has gotten the cold shoulder

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History holds this patent model for a Gorrie ice machine, the first mechanical refrigeration or ice-making machine the U.S. Patent Office patented.

Six of History's Smartest, Weirdest and Most Interesting Inventions for Beating the Heat

From a bicycle mister to ice energy, here are a few innovative ways for cooling down

Ultraviolet images overlying a photo of Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

Catch the Solar System’s Best Light Show With New Images of Jupiter’s Auroras

Jupiter’s Auroras Are the Best Light Show in the Solar System

Louisiana is spending $42.5 million to rebuild the marshes in the Grand Liard Bayou. Without the project, the land was expected to disappear entirely by 2050.

The Residents of This Louisiana Island Are America's First "Climate Refugees"

As the sea levels rise, these photos provide a big picture view of a place losing the battle against climate change

Prospecting for fossils in the Morrison Formation near Shell, Wyoming

Hunting Lost Worlds in Wyoming's Bighorn Basin

A geology tour with Kirk Johnson, Director of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, and Will Clyde, a geology professor at University of New Hampshire

Observations for the study were taken from the Mauna Loa Observatory atop one of Hawaii Island's five volcanoes.

Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Levels Surpass Long-Feared Milestone

Say goodbye to 400 ppm—and hello to Earth's new atmospheric reality

When It Rains in Boston, the Sidewalks Reveal Poetry

Water-resistant spray paint creates hidden poems on Beantown’s streets

This visualization shows how temperatures in the top 1,000 feet, approximately, of the Pacific Ocean at the equator were warmer or cooler than average during 5-day periods centered on three dates this spring: March 14, April 13 and May 3. 

Say Goodbye to a Historic El Niño and Hello to La Niña

Conditions are looking ripe for the cooler climate pattern to take over in the Pacific

Lightning over Lake Maracaimbo, November 2015

NASA Announces World's New Lightning Hotspot

The electric capital tops the charts with lightning storms 297 nights per year

A Chilean beach–before.

Why Are Chilean Beaches Covered With Dead Animals?

Warm waters have turned the country's once-pristine coast into a putrid sight

Watch Earth's Atmosphere Brilliantly Light Up From Space

The glow isn't from an aurora, it's a phenomena called airglow

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