Global Warming Archive
05 February 2016, 01:23 PM ET
Trees made of hard and soft wood, or of hefty or slender cross-section, all tend to break at roughly the same wind speed, and a new study explains why.
02 February 2016, 05:25 PM ET
Winter storm Jonas brought with it record-breaking amounts of snow and winds when it plowed through the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States in late January. Now, scientists at NASA have created a map showing the direction and speeds of the gusts.
01 February 2016, 02:21 PM ET
As we enter a fourth industrial revolution, business may turn sharply towards conservation.
01 February 2016, 01:10 PM ET
The Earth is getting hotter, people are causing it.
29 January 2016, 04:54 PM ET
Can climate warming be reversed if diets continue to add more meat?
29 January 2016, 02:09 PM ET
Aerial drones are seemingly everywhere these days. Even in the most remote places on Earth, scientists are testing the limits of what these robotic devices can do.
29 January 2016, 02:02 PM ET
The world is warming, and people are causing it, despite the opinions of Patrick Michaels.
28 January 2016, 10:50 AM ET
Tasmania's rainforest is burning up in the wake of its most severe two-year drought on record.
26 January 2016, 02:06 PM ET
The global "Doomsday Clock," which shows how close humans are to global catastrophe, is set to 3 minutes to midnight
26 January 2016, 01:03 PM ET
Mother Nature can't take the blame for the recent string of record-breaking heat waves, a new study finds.
25 January 2016, 05:00 AM ET
The odds of year-on-year record warming is 1 in 1,500 — can this really just be chance?
21 January 2016, 04:42 PM ET
Global average temperatures in 2015 broke records, but a strong El Niño was only part of the story.
20 January 2016, 12:14 PM ET
2015 blew away the competition for record heat, besting 2014 by widest margin on record.
19 January 2016, 01:04 PM ET
In a recent lecture, Stephen Hawking once again warned that humanity could wipe itself out if it's not careful.
15 January 2016, 09:23 PM ET
Cereals are not just for breakfast — and with grain yields falling, expect to feel the impact.
14 January 2016, 11:16 PM ET
The solar power industry continued its hiring spree in 2015, growing 12 times faster than overall U.S. employment.
14 January 2016, 01:37 PM ET
The NOAA GOES-East satellite captured Hurricane Alex forming in the Atlantic Ocean from Jan 10th-14th, 2016. Atlantic hurricanes very rarely develop during winter months.
13 January 2016, 12:35 PM ET
Curbing climate change will protect the planet and help the green economy prosper, President Barack Obama said in the State of the Union last night (Jan. 12) in Washington, D.C.
13 January 2016, 12:34 AM ET
Even in an energy boom, the U.S. slice of foreign oil profits can hurt American national interests.
31 December 2015, 04:27 PM ET
The world's most dire problems, such as climate change and global conflicts, could be solved using a combination of human and computer intelligence, researchers say.
28 December 2015, 07:02 PM ET
From record heat to the Pope's climate push to Paris, these are the climate stories that shaped 2015.
24 December 2015, 12:15 AM ET
Global warming isn't a game, but gameplay might giving people a firm grasp of the risks.
18 December 2015, 12:21 PM ET
Global warming may be exacerbated by an unintentional source: anti-air pollution laws that are making the skies clearer, new research suggests.
18 December 2015, 09:29 AM ET
Arctic scientist Stephanie Pfirman helped to develop a game to teach kids about our changing planet. She explains how it's played.
17 December 2015, 08:25 PM ET
November 2015 was the warmest November on record, and the seventh month in a row to average global temperatures that broke records set during previous years.
17 December 2015, 01:48 PM ET
The Paris agreement, which 195 nations signed over the weekend, could be the breakthrough that lets humanity avoid a looming climate catastrophe, Gore said Wednesday (Dec. 16) at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
16 December 2015, 01:47 PM ET
A picture is worth a thousand words, or, in Greenland, a thousand scientific measurements.
16 December 2015, 11:14 AM ET
The lack of a carbon tax amounts to a hidden subsidy that incentivizes "bad behavior," Musk said Tuesday (Dec. 15) at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco.
16 December 2015, 08:11 AM ET
The Arctic experienced its warmest average temperatures and lowest levels of sea ice on record, as well as other changes associated with global warming.
15 December 2015, 12:20 PM ET
Drought could kill many of the trees in forests around the globe, and particularly in the United States, if global warming isn't contained.
13 December 2015, 09:00 AM ET
From helping cows get a handle on their flatulence to creating a giant atmospheric shield for the sun's rays, scientists have proposed some crazy climate fix ideas.
11 December 2015, 03:01 PM ET
Melting ice triggered by global warming may make Earth whirl faster than before and could shift the axis on which the planet spins, researchers say.
11 December 2015, 12:03 PM ET
Rising sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay could make the 700-plus residents of Tangier Island America's first climate refugees.
10 December 2015, 11:37 PM ET
Negotiators hope to strike an ambitious deal on Friday to try to keep global warming below 1.5°C.
09 December 2015, 08:50 AM ET
A lot of factors can influence how Americans feel about environmental issues.
08 December 2015, 04:50 PM ET
Get out your binoculars — wildlife is on the move, and not where expected.