The ground beneath Chicago is deforming as a result of heat leaking from underground structures — a phenomenon dubbed a "silent hazard" for cities across the globe.
In the hunt for minerals needed in electric car batteries, some companies are turning to the deep sea. But mining this ecosystem could threaten its very existence.
The world's average temperature was the hottest on record from July 3 to July 5, 2023. Climate change and El Niño are to blame, scientists say.
Climate "tipping points," such as the loss of the Amazon rainforest or the collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, could come within a human lifetime, scientists have said.
Fluchthorn in the Silvretta Alps is now around 60 feet (19 m) shorter than it was before — and more mountains are expected to follow suit as temperatures thaw the permafrost holding them together.
The animations highlight emissions from different human and natural sources, with the main contribution coming from the burning of fossil fuels.
The amount lost in the last 30 years is equivalent to 17 Lake Meads — the largest reservoir in the U.S.
Scientists estimate the mass of the 1,084,954 buildings within the five boroughs of New York City is 1.68 trillion pounds.
The U.N. weather agency has warned that El Niño and human-caused climate change will likely push temperatures into "uncharted territory."
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