Lightning will increase by 50 percent with global warming, research says
Today's climate models predict a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes across the United States during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change.
Adjusting Earth's thermostat, with caution
A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the dominant cause. But on the topics of response and mitigation, there ...
Subtle shifts in the Earth could forecast earthquakes, tsunamis
Earthquakes and tsunamis can be giant disasters no one sees coming, but now an international team of scientists led by a University of South Florida professor have found that subtle shifts in the earth's ...
GPM measured Tropical Storm Adjali's rainfall before dissipation
Moderate rainfall was occurring around the center of Tropical Storm Adjali before it dissipated, according to data from NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Global Precipitation Measurement or ...
Researchers crack the ice to study the Arctic marine food web
Scientists traveled to a town near the top of the world to study a creature at the bottom of the marine food chain—microscopic sea ice algae. Welcome to Barrow, Alaska, where a team of marine ecologists ...
Rocky Mountain storms lead to new findings about hailstones
Hailstones from three Rocky Mountain storms formed around biological material, then bounced around the clouds picking up layers of ice, according to a new Montana State University study.
Geologists shed light on formation of Alaska Range
Geologists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have recently figured out what has caused the Alaska Range to form the way it has and why the range boasts such an enigmatic topographic signature. ...
Warmest oceans ever recorded
"This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Niño year," says ...
New technology may speed up, build awareness of landslide risks
Engineers have created a new way to use lidar technology to identify and classify landslides on a landscape scale, which may revolutionize the understanding of landslides in the U.S. and reveal them to be ...
ESA image: Tokyo Bay, Japan from orbit
This image from Sentinel-1A's radar on 11 July shows Tokyo Bay in Japan.
Ocean primed for more El Nino
The ocean is warming steadily and setting up the conditions for stronger El Niño weather events, a new study has shown.
Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier
Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface.
A database of enzyme diversity
Scientists have a constructed a new database of the diversity in an enzyme that is used by microorganisms to metabolize sulfur.
Rare 2.5-billion-year-old rocks reveal hot spot of sulfur-breathing bacteria
Wriggle your toes in a marsh's mucky bottom sediment and you'll probably inhale a rotten egg smell, the distinctive odor of hydrogen sulfide gas. That's the biochemical signature of sulfur-using bacteria, ...