The Siberian town of Verkhoyansk just recorded a 100-degree Fahrenheit day — the hottest in Arctic history.
It's real. It's happening. It's accelerating. And it's our fault. Human activity — particularly the production of greenhouse gasses from fossil fuel emissions — is reshaping our planet, effecting rapid environmental change at a rate never seen before. Global temperature averages are creeping upward, seas are warming, rising and becoming more acidic, and extreme weather events such as droughts, wildfires, floods and powerful storms are more commonplace. Here's where you'll find the latest on the effects of climate change, and the measures that scientists, world leaders and innovators are taking to reduce our harmful impact on the planet and mitigate the damage already done.
Scientists estimate that global daily carbon dioxide emissions dropped by as much 17% during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The authors of a new paper studied 4,000 tropical cyclones spanning 39 years, and showed that major hurricanes are coming more frequently as Earth cooks.
Melting ice revealed a long-lost trail in Norway that was strewn with objects dating to the Viking Age.
Iceberg A-68 is large enough to hold New York City five times over — and it may finally be cracking.
Thirty years of satellite data shows ice loss in Antarctica and Iceland has increased by sixfold since the 1990s, putting us on the 'worst case' climate scenario.
Researchers explored three canyons thousands of feet below the water in Southern Australia, revealing both thriving gardens of coral and ashen fossil graveyards.
Researchers discovered an uncharted island beneath melting Antarctic ice. Its rocky underbelly could hold clues to the continent's response to climate change.
Blood-red algae is blooming in Antarctica, leading to plains of creepy 'watermelon snow' across Galindez Island.
The world's richest man, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is starting an organization devoted to battling climate change — and he's putting in $10 billion of his own money to get it off the ground.
Arctic permafrost is thawing, and some zones are melting so quickly that the new landscape becomes a soggy marsh riddled with sinkholes.
Researchers found that baby Dungeness crabs living in the most acidic coastal waters are smaller, weaker and at risk of losing their shells.
A hypothetical timepiece called the Doomsday Clock measures our nearness to Armageddon — by nuclear weapons, climate change and other global threats.
It's the award no one wanted to win: 2019 was the second hottest year on record, government scientists confirmed yesterday (Jan. 15).