On Wednesday, Cyclone Sagar formed deep in the Gulf of Aden, which separates the Middle East and East Africa. The basically unprecedented storm is taking aim at Somalia and Djibouti—a country where tropical weather just doesn’t happen—this weekend. It could bring torrential rain and flash flooding to the area that’s…
In any other country in the world, this would not be news. But nevertheless, take a deep breath and get ready to hear something big: a Trump administration official used scientifically accurate terms to talk about climate change.
Hawaiians received a rude awakening on Thursday morning when Kilauea blew its top in the most violent summit eruption yet.
Bering Sea ice has been battered all year by warm waters and wild winter heat waves. But at least it won’t have to suffer any more, because now it’s nearly all gone, basically a month ahead of schedule.
Our planet is a symphonic masterpiece. Whales, rivers, water birds, springs, and ice all there for the listening, and they sound spectacular. But humans are changing the planet’s tune and adding discordant notes to the natural score.
Kilauea has been oozing lava for weeks, but things took a turn for the worse on Tuesday when the summit crater sent ash flying up to 12,000 feet above sea level. This sign of the apocalypse apparently wasn’t enough to deter golfers from hitting the links.
Your humble Earther weather correspondent went the roof of Gizmodo Media’s offices to capture the above picture. By the time he descended to the ground floor, all hell had broken loose.
Dry, warm weather has primed Siberia for wildfires this spring. After a moderate outbreak in April, the countryside has lit up in a major way in May. The fires are the latest in a litany of changes taking place in the northern part of the world.
When Earther last checked in on Americans’ views on climate change, we found conservative climate denial is a uniquely American trait. A new Pew Research survey affirms the partisan divide is as strong as ever when it comes to accepting basic climate science. But there’s also something that should give you hope:…
If you’re looking for a beacon of climate hope in our dark, wretched world, look to Costa Rica. The country accounts for a fraction of the world’s carbon emissions, but something like 99 percent of global ambition to address climate change. Case in point: this week, its new president announced he plans to make the…
Toxic gases and oozing lava have turned the once vibrant forests on the eastern flank of Kilauea into a wasteland. The destruction may get even worse, with the risk rising for an explosive eruption as the lava lake at the top of the volcano drops. But it’s never too early to start talking about what comes after things …
Forget catching rays on the beach. If you’re near San Diego, do yourself a favor and go check out the surf at night.
America is already great, my friends, at least when it comes to climate denial.
SANIBEL, FLORIDA—At the lowest tide of the month, the Gulf of Mexico peels back from the shores of Sanibel Island to reveal its treasures. Bruce Schulz is out there on a late February morning to find his piece of the booty.
Sun, wind, and water aren’t just powering homes, they’re powering the job market. A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency shows that there are now 10.3 million people employed in renewable energy. That’s a 31 percent jump from just five years ago.
In recent years, warm winds have caused winter temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula to spike well above freezing. The winds have spurred major melt, causing lakes to form on ice sheets that can eventually accelerate their collapse. Oh, and climate change could make the conditions that spurred the winds worse. Great!
The winter of discontent in the Arctic has morphed into a spring of discontent. Shocking new data shows that the region has lost almost all its old sea ice. Its disappearance, driven by warming waters and rising air temperatures, means the region is losing a bulwark against even more dramatic sea ice loss.
Intense weather has battered South Asia this week. After what was likely the hottest April temperature recorded in the world struck Pakistan at the start of the week, violent dust storms swept across Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, states in northwest India, on Wednesday.
It’s time for your annual reminder humans have pushed the planet into a state unseen in millions of years.