Global Warming Archive
13 January 2015, 03:07 AM ET
How much carbon is being released from the warming Arctic tundra?
13 January 2015, 02:33 AM ET
Scientists are racing against climate change to determine the impact of thawing Arctic soils and the carbon released during that process.
09 January 2015, 08:03 AM ET
The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, planned to launch on Jan. 29, will improve drought tracking in the United States and around the world.
06 January 2015, 06:38 PM ET
Lake Erie's double ecological disasters may share a common ultimate cause, but they form under different conditions, a new study finds.
05 January 2015, 09:02 PM ET
The Japanese Meteorological Agency has released data showing 2014 was the globe's hottest year.
30 December 2014, 06:14 PM ET
A look at five places that will help push 2014 into the global warming record books.
30 December 2014, 10:25 AM ET
Droughts in California may cause not only water shortages, but also conditions ripe for dangerous forest fires, landslides and poor water quality.
29 December 2014, 01:59 PM ET
The melting of Earth's polar ice came into starker relief in 2014, with real implications for sea level rise.
22 December 2014, 06:57 AM ET
The "atmospheric rivers" that can bring torrential rains to Northern California will double in frequency by the year 2100 because of climate change, researchers say.
22 December 2014, 06:55 AM ET
Greenland's disappearing ice shifted gears in the past decade, switching from shrinking glaciers to surface melting, researchers reported at the American Geophysical Union's annual meeting.
20 December 2014, 12:01 PM ET
Ice melt in Greenland, disappearing reindeer and boulder-moving storms are just a few of the cool images this week.
18 December 2014, 04:57 PM ET
NASA scientists unveiled the first data sets from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2.
18 December 2014, 11:48 AM ET
The permafrost in most of Alaska's national parks could disappear by the year 2100, new research suggests.
17 December 2014, 11:15 PM ET
The consequences of global warming are expected to be far-reaching, long-lasting and, in many cases, devastating.
17 December 2014, 06:05 PM ET
New York City and its power grid is among the cities most sensitive to increasing hurricane intensity.
17 December 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Bad news for polar bears: the Arctic is still warming at twice the pace as the rest of the planet, according to a new federal report.
17 December 2014, 03:12 PM ET
A remote-controlled underwater robot has collected the most detailed information yet about the underbelly of stable Arctic sea ice.
17 December 2014, 09:28 AM ET
Life didn't immediately rebound after the world's greatest extinction, but cropped up in fits and starts.
16 December 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Regions of the world that experience extreme weather shifts due to climate change may become more vulnerable to the spread of cholera, scientists report.
16 December 2014, 12:16 PM ET
The vast ice sheet covering Greenland could melt more quickly in the future than existing models predict, new research suggests.
15 December 2014, 11:47 PM ET
Runaway global warming can't be stopped if developing nations don't have realistic options.
15 December 2014, 09:19 PM ET
Global warming is the gradual heating of Earth's surface, oceans and atmosphere.
15 December 2014, 11:20 AM ET
The Lima Accord set the framework for an unprecedented global pact to slow climate change.
13 December 2014, 01:41 AM ET
As ice melts, the world now has a chance to respond.
11 December 2014, 02:00 PM ET
New, more precise dates for India's Deccan Traps eruptions could revive the idea that the massive set of lava flows caused the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) extinction.
10 December 2014, 01:28 AM ET
Research results will have implications for many other lakes in the U.S. and around the world that are also experiencing toxic blooms.
09 December 2014, 12:28 PM ET
Inbreeding, poaching, a lack of herders and climate change are contributing to the iconic animal's decline.
08 December 2014, 06:01 PM ET
Natural temperature swings in the ocean, not global warming, are driving California's extreme drought, according to a new government study.
05 December 2014, 04:59 PM ET
The 2012-2014 California drought is the worst to parch central and southern California in the past 1,200 years.
05 December 2014, 09:47 AM ET
California's rain shortfall isn't unprecedented, but its parched soils are. Researchers blame the heat.
03 December 2014, 11:53 PM ET
Weather prediction may become financially self sustainable, but the hunt for climate data lags far behind.
02 December 2014, 01:46 PM ET
Fossil fuel shares are no longer the "safe bet" they once were.
27 November 2014, 02:11 AM ET
Women are taking a leadership role in the global effort to tackle climate change.
24 November 2014, 11:01 AM ET
Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than previously thought, a new study reports.
22 November 2014, 11:48 PM ET
As the climate warms, snowstorms are growing more severe.
21 November 2014, 02:30 AM ET
2014 is even more likely to become the warmest year on record, with record cold years a thing of the past.