Global Warming Archive
16 September 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Sharks might not be able to adapt to acidified ocean water if climate change continues as-is, new research suggests. Exposure to ocean acidification changed sharks' nighttime swimming behavior.
12 September 2014, 12:24 AM ET
We are in the middle of one of the biggest experiments in human history. At its core is the homogenisation of global food systems, which increasingly must deliver the same products to an expanding population (in all senses) across the world.
11 September 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Human activities are promoting giant jellyfish swarms.
11 September 2014, 10:29 AM ET
Jellyfish expert Dr. Monty Graham of the University of Southern Mississippi describes the varied types of human activities that promote giant jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico.
08 September 2014, 03:03 PM ET
By looking at images of animals in Egypt's archaeological record, scientists found that most extinctions over the last 6,000 years were linked to periods of big change in terms of climate and human civilization.
03 September 2014, 08:19 PM ET
In terms of America’s best ideas, wilderness ranks alongside National Parks.
02 September 2014, 04:05 PM ET
The Southwest faces a dry and dusty forecast, with an 80 to 90 percent chance of a decade-long drought striking the region this century.
27 August 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Even though ferocious snowstorms will become more frequent this century, their intensity will stay the same.
26 August 2014, 01:26 AM ET
Improved climate models suggests melting in Antarctica will be worse this century than we had realized.
25 August 2014, 01:05 PM ET
Human activity underground is permanently changing the Earth, and some geologists see it as more evidence the planet has entered a new epoch called the Anthropocene.
23 August 2014, 06:21 AM ET
Endangered dragonflies, tree-climbing snakes and zombie ants are just the live Science side of our favorite images for this week. Check these out!
22 August 2014, 03:04 PM ET
Arctic sea ice is melting fast, having lost about 1 million square miles since the 1970s, but experts are still figuring out what factors, such as cloud cover, are speeding or slowing the ice's demise.
22 August 2014, 10:03 AM ET
NASA's Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE) was given less than 7 months to plan and equip a C-130 aircraft for flight in August 2014. This process usually takes over a year.
21 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A new study suggests a natural climate cycle in the North Atlantic gobbled Earth's extra heat, putting global warming on pause.
21 August 2014, 11:58 AM ET
Since 1970, cities have been warming, and have been getting hotter far faster than adjacent rural areas
19 August 2014, 12:02 PM ET
Pint-size pikas survived Oregon's Dollar Lake fire, providing new insight into their resiliency to environmental change.
19 August 2014, 12:38 AM ET
As glaciers fade and trees struggle with disease infestations, Montana is struggling to come to terms with climate change.
16 August 2014, 10:24 AM ET
Ancient, extinct fractal creatures, a triple hit of cuteness and real-life terminators are just a few of our favorite awesome science images this week.
15 August 2014, 02:04 AM ET
As U.S. meat consumption drops, it's may now be having an impact on the environment.
08 August 2014, 10:18 AM ET
There are fewer days with tornadoes compared to 60 years ago, but the risk of deadly tornado clusters is rising.
04 August 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Huge wildfires sparked by a powerful El Niño event 16 years ago left a distinct tinge of sulfur in Antarctica's snow.
01 August 2014, 07:56 AM ET
Ants may be some of Earth's most powerful biological climate brokers, a provocative new study claims.
31 July 2014, 02:30 PM ET
Record-high waves hit the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, in September 2012, when Arctic sea ice shrank to an extreme summer low.
30 July 2014, 06:55 PM ET
Humans are causing the climate to change, but we'll also be the ones to fix it.
30 July 2014, 06:26 PM ET
A trio of mysterious gaping holes in northern Siberia has spawned many theories about their origin, but scientists have suggested some concrete explanations.
29 July 2014, 01:32 PM ET
The generation that would face the full effects of climate change needs to help lead the charge to prevent them.
29 July 2014, 01:59 AM ET
Hawai'i faces the same risks from rising sea levels as other atolls and islands.
26 July 2014, 01:45 AM ET
Street by street, tracking methane leaks.
24 July 2014, 07:54 PM ET
The obsessive attention to the state of the latest El Niño comes from the major global impacts it can have.
24 July 2014, 12:58 PM ET
According to the National Climate Assessment’s Mitigation humans need to quickly ween off fossil fuels in favor of alternative energy sources to reduce what could be a 10°F average temperature increase by 2100.
22 July 2014, 09:01 AM ET
Recent satellite data suggests that Antarctica's sea ice is expanding even as the Arctic heads toward an ice-free future. But a new study argues that much of the trend is a glitch in the data, not a real observation.
21 July 2014, 05:28 PM ET
During extreme or unusual weather, Americans' political leanings seem to influence their Internet searches about the climate, new research suggests.
21 July 2014, 03:50 PM ET
Most Pacific islands will see dramatic change with sea level rise. Some low-lying islands could cease to exist. Many of Hawaii's roads and airports, sited on volcanic lowlands, are at risk from higher seas and stronger oceanic storm surges.
21 July 2014, 02:03 PM ET
Cork quality has been declining for years, and scientists think it may be from cork oak trees adapting to climate change.
18 July 2014, 01:47 AM ET
Iowa's crops — and farmers — are having a tough time adapting to a warming climate.
17 July 2014, 12:51 PM ET
The planet shattered several climate records in 2013, from greenhouse gases to roasting Arctic heat to extreme storms, a newly released report on the state of the global climate says.