The massive Pacific Ocean is helping absorb the extra heat trapped by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
Animals across the tropics will bear the brunt of climate change
Almost no one had heard of global warming when the U.S. commemorated its first Earth Day 44 years ago. Now most Americans know about anthropogenic climate change--whether or not they accept the science is another story.
The record had stood for nearly 30 years: minus 128.6 degrees F (-89.2 C), recorded a few meters above the ground at the Russian Vostok Research Station in East Antarctica.
This article is a part of the Green Thumbery series, where everyday gardening meets history and science.
A study reverses our usual expectations about sensation and colors, with a twist
The White House obviously accepts the science behind human-caused climate change, as was made clear again this week by its announcement of plans to cut carbon emissions from U.S.
A map released by the National Climatic Data Center shows when the warmest day of the year typically occurs, most likely in July or later
Scientists probe the strange physics of water at superlow temperatures
Natural disasters like storms or floods cause less people to migrate than rising temperatures, new research suggests
The hallmarks of a warming climate, heavier rains, more severe droughts, rising sea levels and longer growing seasons, are spreading a variety of pathogens throughout the world