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July 22, 2016
'Merciless' heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US
Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the ...
July 21, 2016
Midwest mugginess linked to crops working up a 'corn sweat'
The Midwest's first dangerous bout of heat and humidity this summer is partly to blame on the moisture piped out of the ...
July 19, 2016
El Nino is gone, but Earth's record heat is sticking around
Earth's persistent record 2016 heat is now dancing near levels that a world agreement is trying to avoid, federal scientists ...
July 13, 2016
House GOP subpoenas NY, Mass. AGs on climate change probe
Escalating a political fight over global warming, a Republican House chairman issued subpoenas Wednesday to two Democratic ...
July 12, 2016
Trump's denial of climate science at odds with world leaders
If elected president, Donald Trump would be the only head of state in the world to contend that climate change is a hoax, ...
July 07, 2016
'Hot, wet and wild' 2016 weather as US has warmest June
America's warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June, federal meteorologists say. And if that's ...
July 06, 2016
California city's curb fix disappoints earthquake scientists
A faulty curb that perfectly illustrated the seismic forces at work underneath a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood has been ...
July 04, 2016
First 6 months of 2016 hottest ever recorded in New Zealand
Ski fields are struggling to open and winter electricity consumption is down in New Zealand after the first six months of ...
July 01, 2016
Studies testing kelp as local fix for acidifying seawater
Scientist Joth Davis unspooled 150 feet of line holding thousands of tiny spores of kelp into Hood Canal in Washington state, ...
June 30, 2016
Bright spot: Antarctica's ozone hole is starting to heal
Antarctica's ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds. In a triumph of international cooperation over a ...
June 28, 2016
Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat
Thirty-one of the country's top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and ...
June 25, 2016
Congo volcano brings farmers rich soil but eruption threat
Hacking away in the midday sun, 49-year-old farmer Daniel Lazuba remembers vividly his life before one of Africa's most ...
June 24, 2016
Teacher recalls battle with tornado that killed 98 in China
Teacher Guo Haimei said the ferocious wind, blacked with dust and debris, seemed to descend out of nowhere onto her ...
June 16, 2016
Earth breaks heat record again, but not by as much as before
Earth sizzled to its 13th straight month of record heat in May, but it wasn't quite as much of an over-the-top scorcher as ...
June 15, 2016
Six-story building put to earthquake test
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego rocked and rattled a six-story steel frame building on a giant shake ...
June 15, 2016
Six-story, steel-frame building put to earthquake test
California researchers plan to rock and rattle a six-story steel-frame building on the world's largest shake table to see if ...
June 11, 2016
High waves during storm? New forecast model tries to predict
When John Couch is certain a storm will hit Hatteras Island, he goes into action, moving merchandise in his auto parts store ...
June 09, 2016
Scientists turn chief global warming gas into harmless stone
Scientists have a found a quick way — but not a cheap one — to turn heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas into harmless rock.
June 09, 2016
NASA takes 23,000-foot view of the world's coral reefs
Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the water looking at small portions of reefs to gather ...
June 03, 2016
Scientists discover magma buildup under New Zealand town
Scientists say they've discovered a magma buildup near a New Zealand town that explains a spate of recent earthquakes and ...