So the winter storm that has half the South obsessively checking its phones for NWS updates or Weather Underground forecasts has a name. It is called Leon, and it got that name from the Weather Channel, which is now naming winter storms for the exact same reason that agencies name hurricanes: it makes them easier [...]
GOWANUS—The surge of sewer water, toxic sludge and “Brooklyn whitefish” (aka condoms) stopped one short block away from my house back on the long night of October 29, 2012.
The latest temperature readings from Antarctica are giving the world pause, along with the finding that 70 percent of the western Antarctic ice shelf has melted.
When the temperature drops during the winter months, it’s not uncommon to see articles about how to help the homeless. These articles also highlight a large segment of homeless people who turn down help to avoid having to spend the night in a shelter, where they worry their safety and well-being will be compromised in the company of strangers. Where do these people actually go in the face of extreme elements?
As hoped-for precipitation from El Niño falls short, Los Angeles resorts to a controversial method to reap water from the sky
Scientists hope that real-time information about potential solar disturbances can be used to warn those relying on operations in the increasingly crowded low Earth orbit
One of the greatest dangers cities face from continuing climate change stems from increasingly severe floods
Marine life seems to create a reflective sunshade above the Southern Ocean
A recurrence of the 1859 solar superstorm would be a cosmic Katrina, causing billions of dollars of damage to satellites, power grids and radio communications
The black hole has a troublesome sibling, the naked singularity. Physicists have long thought--hoped--it could never exist. But could it?
NEPTUNE Canada, the world's largest regional cabled undersea network, promises to usher in a new era of ocean science when it goes online December 8*
Maps and on-the-ground views reveal the aftermath and its extent
The origins New York City's rapid transit system, parts of which remain flooded and compromised this week due to Hurricane Sandy, date back to 1870, when the editor of this magazine financed a prototype pneumatic subway in the Big Apple
New strains of beans that beat the heat could do more than protect food security; they could even expand into new territories
Intense flooding, and excessive dry spells, have arisen in the past 30 years, making farming harder than ever
Editor's Note: Welcome to ANITA, the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna! From October to December, Katie Mulrey is traveling with the ANITA collaboration to Antarctica to build and launch ANITA III, a scientific balloon that uses the entire continent of Antarctica for neutrino and cosmic ray detection.
This blog appears in the In-Depth Report Science at the Sochi Olympics Climate change poses a well-documented threat to ecosystems and human populations worldwide.
Last Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a video of the past 10 years of weather in the Americas. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-12, which had monitored the weather in North and South America since April 2003, was retired on August 16.
Violent space weather treated many to a fantastic display of colorful auroras, but damaged power grids left six million Canadians in the dark
Can a small Kansas town leveled by a twister revive its fortunes by becoming an energy-efficient, eco-conscious community?