CLIMATE

A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a fossilized skeleton of what they believe is one of the world's oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul accelerated the natural...
The Andean Plateau in South America rises, on average, more than 4,000 meters above sea level, formed by orogenic uplift that began more than 20 million years ago. Orogeny occurs at convergent plate margins as compressed...

Climate change has made toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie more intense, scientists show

Climate change is causing a series of maladies by warming land and sea. A study published online in Limnology and Oceanography Letters demonstrates that...

Dubai reels from floods chaos after record rains

Dubai's giant highways were clogged by flooding and airport passengers were urged to stay away on Wednesday as the glitzy financial center reeled from...

Broken record: March is 10th straight month to be hottest on record, scientists say

For the 10th consecutive month, Earth in March set a new monthly record for global heat—with both air temperatures and the world's oceans hitting...

Climate change will strike Australia’s precious World Heritage sites—and Indigenous knowledge is a key defense

From Kakadu to Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, to Sydney Opera House and the convict sites, Australia's list of World Heritage places is...

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Otis hits Mexico

A major Category 5 hurricane made landfall near Mexico's Pacific beach resort of Acapulco early Wednesday, threatening to wreak "catastrophic" damage, the US National...

New study reveals the influence of natural climate drivers on extreme monsoons in Pakistan

A new study by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory looks at some of the influences that could be driving...

Lethal climate change millions of years ago was due to volcanic eruptions, scientists conclude

Climate change that has occurred over the past 260 million years and brought about mass extinctions of life during these periods was due to...

Hong Kong flooded by heaviest rainfall in 140 years

Hong Kong was flooded by the heaviest rainfall in nearly 140 years on Friday, leaving the city's streets and some subway stations under water...

Paleolimnological study attributes Tibetan Empire collapse in 9th century to climate change

The Tibetan Empire was the world's highest elevation empire, sitting over 4,000m above sea level, and thrived during 618 to 877 CE. Home to...

On climate, most corporations more talk than action

The world's biggest and richest companies are failing to deliver on their climate pledges, according to an in-depth analysis released Monday that calls on...

Earth has lost one-fifth of its wetlands since 1700—but most could still be saved

Like so many of the planet's natural habitats, wetlands have been systematically destroyed over the past 300 years. Bogs, fens, marshes and swamps have...

A new supercomputer drought model projects dry times ahead for much of the nation, especially the Midwest

Midwesterners needn't bother choosing their poison: droughts or floods. They get a double dose of both. The region is experiencing what weather experts call a...

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