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Topic driven playlist brightcove.createExperiences(); Potent thunderstorms will target part of the Plains during a time when many will be...
Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for Service meteorologists predicted that the Brazos river would crest at 53.5 feet by midday Tuesday in Fort Bend County, three feet above the previous record and topping a 1994 flood that caused extensive...
<p>As they struggle to deal with , a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned.</p>
Temperatures and humidity levels will throttle back as dry air expands southward in the northeastern United States through the middle of the week.
<p>The potential for locally dangerous and disruptive thunderstorms will exist over the Midwest during Tuesday and Wednesday.</p>
<p>One of the justifications for fracking is the use of natural gas as a bridging fuel between coal and a low-carbon future. </p>
After a mild and dry Memorial Day, warmth will build across much of the western United States.
Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area.
New Yorkers will crowd city streets on Monday night in hopes of catching a view of Manhattanhenge, the stunning sunset that occurs twice a year.
Three people died when Baden-Württemberg, south Germany, was hit by a severe storm on Sunday evening, May 29. Many streets were flooded, and much damage was caused by mudslides. This dramatic drone video shows the aftermath of flooding in the town of Braunsbach in Baden-Württemberg. Credit: Ortner Media
When it comes to American culinary institutions, the Dungeness crabs that are hauled ashore from California to Washington state every winter season are the crustacean equivalents of apple pie.
From Sweden to Canada, here's how eight towns and cities celebrate the endless twilight.
Time to tune up your telescopes! Mars is at its closest to Earth in 11 years on Monday (May 30), providing...
Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday.
The tommy guns from the days of Al Capone may be gone, but the violence in Chicago is just as real.
ST. LOUIS — Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers.
The Statue of Liberty, Venice, Stonehenge, Easter Island, and more are in danger.
Life on Earth may owe its existence to incredibly powerful storms that erupted on the sun long ago, a new study suggests. Potent...
This spring on the east coast of the US, it feels like we’ve lost touch with the sun.
Warming oceans are bad news for a number of marine species, but cephalopods — the many-armed mollusk group that includes octopus, squid and cuttlefish...
Lake Mead, America's largest man-made reservoir, has shrunk to its lowest level ever.
Lightning struck a football pitch in western Germany on Saturday, injuring 35 people, three of them seriously, news agency DPA reported.
Mars will make its nearest approach to Earth in 11 years, about 46.8 million miles away from our planet, according to NASA.
Tropical moisture will put outdoor Memorial Day plans in jeopardy from Washington D.C., to Boston on Monday.
<p>A look at amazing satellite views of how our world has changed over the years.</p>
<p>Already home to some of the most environmentally vulnerable populations on the planet, Africa looks to increasingly feel the sting of climate change through more frequent, widespread and intense heat waves.</p>
An important amino acid called glycine has been detected in a comet for the first time, supporting the theory that these cosmic bodies delivered the ingredients for life on Earth, researchers said Friday.Glycine, an organic compound contained in proteins, was found in the cloud around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the European Space Agency's probe, Rosetta, said the study in the journal Science Advances.The discovery was made using an instrument on the probe, called the Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) mass spectrometer. "This is the first unambiguous detection of glycine in the thin atmosphere of a comet," said lead author Kathrin Altwegg, principal investigator of the ROSINA instrument at the Center of Space and Habitability of the University of Bern.In addition to the simple amino acid glycine, the instrument also found phosphorus. The two are key components of DNA and cell membranes.Glycine has been detected in the clouds around comets before, but in previous cases scientists could not rule out the possibility of Earthly contamination. This time, however, they could, because the mass spectrometer directly detected the glycine, and there was no need for a chemical sample preparation that could have introduced contamination."The multitude of organic molecules already identified by ROSINA, now joined by the exciting confirmation of fundamental ingredients like glycine and phosphorus, confirms our idea that comets have the potential to deliver key molecules for prebiotic chemistry," said Matt Taylor, Rosetta project scientist of the European Space Agency ESA."Demonstrating that comets are reservoirs of primitive material in the Solar System, and vessels that could have transported these vital ingredients to Earth, is one of the key goals of the Rosetta mission, and we are delighted with this result."Scientists have long debated the question of whether comets and asteroids brought the components of life to Earth by smashing into oceans on our planet.More than one hundred molecules have been detected on comets and in their dust and gas clouds, including many amino acids.Previous data from Rosetta has shown that water on Comet 67P/C-G is significantly different from water on Earth, suggesting that comets did not play as big a role in delivering water as once thought.However, the latest finding shows "they certainly had the potential to deliver life's ingredients," said a statement by the University of Bern.
From tornadoes in the Great Plains to a heat wave in India, this was the week in weather.
The 2015-16 El Niño has likely reached its end. Tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures, trade winds, cloud and pressure patterns have all dropped back to near normal, although clearly the event’s impacts around the globe are still being felt. Recent...
U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years.
A tornado that raked the northern Kansas landscape for about 90 minutes was impressive both for its classic "wedge" shape and its sheer endurance — staying on the ground about 10 times longer than the typical twister.
A joint report released by Unesco, the United Nations Environment Program and the Union of Concerned Scientists detailed the threat climate change could pose to World Heritage sites on five continents.
<p>New stars and other amazing photos from space this week.</p>
<p>Millions of people in the central United States dealing with relentless severe thunderstorms and downpours will have to continue to weather the volatile pattern a while longer.</p>
Texas can't seem to catch a break. In the past two years, Texas has ranked first in the U.S. for most hail damage, seen its costliest hailstorm in history and reports of hail continue to rise. In the first five months of this year, 602 unofficial reports of hail in Texas have been made to the National Weather Service, an amount that has nearly surpassed the 783 reports from 2015 in just five months. RELATED: Photos show ...
CHAPMAN, Kan. — Severe weather spawning numerous tornadoes roiled large stretches of Kansas for a second day Thursday, prompting residents to anxiously watch the skies but causing only scattered damage in rural areas and no injuries...
<p></p><p>Everyone knows not to look directly at the sun. It's dangerous, and besides, that's what we have NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) for.</p>
Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, has once again erupted, spewing red torrents of lava into the sky.
The Arctic is heating up, with temperatures that are well above normal at the start of summer this year.
A tornado ripped through several homes Wednesday night near Chapman, Kansas. There have been no reports of injuries.
Earth is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind place. To remind you of this, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of our home planet. These images will make you fall in love with earth all over again.
<p>Mars is emerging from an ice age that began almost 400,000 years ago, according to a new study. Studying the Martian climate and how it changes over time can help scientists better plan future missions to Mars and even understand climate change here on Earth, the study authors say.</p>
A new experiment looking at clouds is about to change the way we think about climate change. For decades, scientists have thought that the tiny particles that form clouds — and play a big role in keeping the planet cool —...
NOAA Tsunami striking Hilo, Hawaii in 1946 This 1946 photo shows a pier being destroyed in Hilo, Hawaii, a disaster that catalyzed the formation of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, according to NOAA.
The Florida Institute of Technology captured the birth of a lightning strike by recording it at 7,000 frames per second using a high-speed camera. Watch the natural phenomenon from the start to finish.
Skywatcher Chris Schur was able to glimpse the comet in this stunning image with his naked eye just after capturing it on camera.
<p>About 30 tornadoes were reported on Tuesday in five different states from Michigan to Texas.</p>
Recently Phalodi, in India, suffered temperatures topping 124 °F (51 °C). We count down the hottest places on Earth in history.
Climate change may not have been to blame for an abrupt recent slowdown of a sweeping Atlantic Ocean current, a change that delivered an intense pulse of ocean warming and sea level rise through the Gulf of Maine and elsewhere along the East Coast.
Good news for surfers and picnickers, bad news for pallid folk who color like steamed crabs when exposed to the sun: Vast portions of the U.S. could get blasted with abnormal warmth this summer, including probable heat-magnets like New England, the West Coast, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are testing ways to protect Earth from potentially dangerous asteroids. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
<p>Meteorologists get a bad rap. They’re right up there with doctors as the most visible scientists in society, but their work is routinely badmouthed and unappreciated by so many people who benefit from it every day. “They get paid for being wrong half the time!” is a common insult, and it couldn’t be farther from the truth. The vast majority of forecasts are very accurate these days—a three-day forecast today is as accurate as a one-day forecast was during the waning years of the Cold War—but some predictions can still go awry.</p>
Ray Hornsay Burning Coals Temperature records are being broken left and right. But what is the endgame here? In a study published today in Nature Climate Change researchers looked into what would happen if all the remaining fossil fuels on Earth were burned, releasing massive amounts of carbon dioxide (carbon) into the air. Estimates of how much carbon would be released if all the fossil fuels were burned vary, but for this study, the researchers estimated that an additional 5 trillion tons of carbon would be released into the atmosphere. With that amount of carbon in the atmosphere, the researchers predict that by the year 2300, the average temperature around the world will rise by 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit. In the Arctic, the researchers predict that the temperature change will be even more pronounced, rising an estimated 30.6 degrees Fahrenheit by 2300. In addition, the models predict that precipitation patterns around the world would shift dramatically, increasing in the tropical Pacific, and decreasing in Africa, Australia, the Mediterranean, and the Amazon. The study lines up with other research published a few months ago that showed that if all fossil fuels were burned, ice caps around the world would melt, raising sea levels by as much as 200 feet.
<p>Here's a look at fantastic images of rain around the world.</p>
<p>The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season runs from the beginning of June until the end of September and we look at famous people who share their names with this season's hurricanes.</p>
(Bloomberg) -- Think of it as Mother Nature’s roller-coaster ride: the shift between the weather patterns known as El Nino and La Nina that, at their worst, can cause havoc worldwide.
Sea level rise is potentially one of the most damaging results of climate change.
Last year, New York City faced an unusual situation. An epic winter in the city’s Delaware River watershed brought heavy snow and very little rain.
2011 was one of the deadliest years for tornadoes as several ripped through Alabama, Missouri and several states throughout the year.
<p>Black holes are the only objects in the universe that can trap light by sheer gravitational force. Scientists believe they are formed when the corpse of a massive star collapses in on itself, becoming so dense that it warps the fabric of space and time. And any matter that crosses their event horizons, also known as the point of no return, spirals helplessly toward an unknown fate. Despite decades of research, these monstrous cosmological phenomena remain shrouded in mystery. They're still blowing the minds of scientists who study them. Here are ten reasons why.</p>
<p>You might be up to speed on international idioms to describe heavy rain, but how about the way people across the U.S. talk about it? We’ve teamed up with the editors at the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) to bring you 11 imaginative regional idioms for heavy rain that go way beyond cats and dogs.</p>