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<p>California is sweltering in another day of high heat.</p>
Taiwan went into shutdown Tuesday as the island faces its third typhoon in two weeks, with thousands evacuated, schools and offices closed across the island and hundreds of flights disrupted.
A fast-moving wildfire prompted the evacuations of 300 homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains, while fire crews continued to battle a blaze burning close to a massive geothermal power producing facility in Sonoma County, officials said Monday.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Cedar Rapids residents spent Sunday stacking sandbags and moving valuables to higher ground as the city prepares for what is expected to be the second-worst round of flooding in its history.&nbsp;
<p>Unless we do more, the U.S. will likely miss the emissions target aimed for in the landmark Paris Climate Agreement last year, says a new study released Monday.</p>
Sep 26, 2016; 9:20 AM ET The next Atlantic tropical storm may take shape in the Caribbean, while enhancing rainfall across the Windward Islands.
Wintry weather marked the first days of autumn across parts of the Intermountain West as snow mixed in with the changing fall foliage.
Santa Ana winds will rip through California causing an extremely dangerous situation for wildfires.
MIAMI — Tropical Storm Roslyn has formed in the Pacific far off Mexico's coast.
<p>A tropical wave is likely to become the Atlantic Basin's next tropical storm as it approaches or crosses the Caribbean Sea later this week and potentially pose eventual threats to North America.</p>
<p>Bouts of wet weather will frequent the northeastern United States during the last full week of September.</p>
<p>Pilot&nbsp;Christiaan van Heijst and his friend Daan Krans have taken a collection of stunning photographs from the&nbsp;cockpit of aircraft they have flown in and the results are incredible.</p>
CNN's Derek Van Dam reports on the conditions that led to the floods in Iowa and features drone video of the devastation.
Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate.
A typhoon wallops Asia and an impressive full moon rises in this week's weather photos.&nbsp;
<p>On the southern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea.</p>
If the Earth's crust had a theme song, it would probably be Chumbawamba's '90's classic "Tubthumping". Allow me to explain. In a paper published today in Science Advances, researchers led by Shfaqat A. Khan from the Technical University of Denmark found that we might have been underestimating Greenland's ability to bounce back after thousands of years of glacial oppression, which is very bad news for estimates of sea level rise. So first some background: the Earth's interior has a mostly solid core at the center, a mantle that is made up of flexible heated rock and a very very thin layer (five to 30 miles thick) of solid rock at the edges of the planet. That crusty outer layer is called the Earth's crust. During cold periods in the Earth's history, ice starts building up on land. In large amounts, this ice becomes glaciers and ice sheets, building up into vast masses thousands of feet thick. Greenland and Antarctica have the last two significant ice sheets on Earth. With that much of a load on top of it, the crust sinks into the mantle. But when the ice melts away or gets thinner during warmer periods, the crust starts to bounce back, a process called postglacial rebound. In other words, it gets pressed down, but it gets up again, and we're never going to keep it down. New GPS measurements reported in the paper found that in some areas (where the mantle might be a little springier), Greenland's underlying land mass was rising by nearly half an inch (12 mm) every year as ice is removed. That's a big deal because many measurements of the thickness of the Greenland Ice Sheet are based on researchers measuring the elevation of the surface of the ice. The reasoning is if the ice is taller than it was last time measurements were taken, then the ice sheet is growing. If it's shorter, than the ice sheet is shrinking. And by taking many different measurements across Greenland, researchers can build up a picture of how much ice is being lost over time. These calculations do take postglacial rebound into account, but the new research suggests that Greenland is bouncing back faster then previous studies had accounted for. That means that Greenland may have lost much more ice than we'd thought. The study suggests that instead of Greenland's melting ice contributing 10.5 feet (3.2 m) to sea level rise over the past 20,000 years, the Greenland Ice Sheet has contributed around 15.1 feet (4.6 m) to sea level rise. (To put those 20,000 years in perspective see this xkcd comic for a visual of how climate has changed since then.) Greenland is still a very icy place, and contains a lot of ice that could raise sea levels much further if they continue to melt at an accelerated rate. Researchers hope that with these new, more accurate measurements they can get a more accurate picture of how Greenland is contributing to sea level rise, helping people living in coastal cities prepare for a wetter future. Anders A Bjørk Glacier in Greenland A glacier makes its way down a mountain in Greenland. Anders A Bjørk Into the Abyss A helicopter and researchers help provide a much needed size perspective on the massive sheet of ice. Shfaqat Abbas Khan Sarqardliup glacier The Sarqardliup glacier in west Greenland where it flows into the sea. Anders A Bjørk Supraglacial lake A supraglacial lake is a lake that sits on top of a glacier. Though massive, cracks that form under the surface can drain them in a matter of hours. Anders A Bjørk Meltwater Meltwater flowing into the oceans from the Greenland Ice Sheet can contribute to sea level rise.
<p>People across Utah were reeling Friday after storms ripped through the state, including two tornados that damaged more than a dozen buildings hundreds of miles apart.</p>
<p>Schools remained closed in eastern North Carolina, a city's downtown was blocked off and waterways mixed with sewage on Friday after remnants of Tropical Storm Julia brought widespread flooding.</p>
Sep 23, 2016; 1:08 PM ET A second new moon will rise on Sept. 30. When that happens, we call it a "Black Moon." With no moon out at night, skies will darken making it perfect for stargazing under clear skies.
A government report released Wednesday said climate change is likely to pose a significant national security challenge for the U.S. over the next two decades by heightening social and political tensions, threatening the stability of some countries and increasing risks to human health.In conjunction with the report, President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum that orders federal agencies to account for climate change's impacts when developing national security policy.The White House said there is an increasing need for collaboration among scientists and the intelligence and national...
Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina has blocked roads and closed schools for more than 100,000 students.
Thirty-one countries formally joined the Paris climate change pact Wednesday, bringing the total number of countries ratifying the treaty to 60 and raising hopes that it will enter into effect by the end of the year.The number is higher than the...
The autumnal equinox occurs this year at 9:21 a.m. Central time September 22. That marks the time the sun is at the equator at local noon. The crossover of the seasons is made at the same moment all over the globe.
Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean authorities have dismissed research that smoky haze from catastrophic forest fires in Indonesia last year caused 100,000 deaths.
Oddly placed fossils in the Transantarctic mountains could carry a sea level warning all the way to the present.
<p>Thirty more countries are expected to formally join the Paris Agreement on climate change this week, greatly improving the pact's chances of coming into force just a year after it was negotiated in the French capital, the United Nations said Tuesday.</p>
This summer's weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about.
NASA created this animation showing all the rivers that flow into the Mighty Mississip’.
Cyclone brings flooding to central and southern parts of the country.
Another month, another global heat record smashed.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday said August's temperature of 61.74 degrees (16.52 Celsius) was .09 degrees (.05 Celsius) warmer than the old August record set last year, and was...
A wildfire burning for nearly two months on California's scenic Big Sur coast has surpassed $200 million in firefighting costs, becoming the costliest to fight in U.S. history, according to date released Monday.
Joe Vahling Lightning Over Bridge The records for longest lightning strikes (both in terms of time and distance) were recently determined. Neither record is pictured in this image.
Our nights may be getting cooler as we transition into fall, but as nights get longer and night skies become clearer, the coming season can be one of the best for skywatching.&nbsp;

 

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