Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific
A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse ...
Snail shells show high-rise plateau is much lower than it used to be
The Tibetan Plateau in south-central Asia, because of its size, elevation and impact on climate, is one of the world's greatest geological oddities.
Changes in coastal upwelling linked to variability in marine ecosystem off California
In findings of relevance to conservationists and the fishing industry, new research links short-term reductions in growth and reproduction of marine animals off the California coast to increasing variability ...
First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption
New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years—the so-called 'Unknown eruption'—thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University ...
Computer simulations suggest aridification of Sahara occurred longer ago than thought
Plate tectonics: What set the Earth's plates in motion?
The mystery of what kick-started the motion of our earth's massive tectonic plates across its surface has been explained by researchers at the University of Sydney.
Tornadoes occurring earlier in 'Tornado Alley'
Peak tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains of the United States is occurring up to two weeks earlier than it did half a century ago, according to a new study whose findings could help ...
Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls
Lava that's threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island has stalled.
Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere
Climate change is a fact, and most of the warming is caused by human activity. The Arctic is now so warm that the extent of sea ice has decreased by about 30 pct. in summer and in winter, sea ice is getting ...
'Priceless' 600-tonne jade deposit found in China
A massive deposit of jade weighing about 600 tonnes has been found in northeast China, state media said Friday, with local officials describing the rock as priceless.
Hurricane Edouard right environment for drone test (Update)
Hurricane Edouard was the perfect environment to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday.
Scientists monitoring Hawaii lava undertake risks
New photos from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory give a glimpse into the hazardous work scientists undertake to monitor lava that's threatening to cross a major highway.
Scientists play key role in developing new Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index
UCLA atmospheric scientists were instrumental in the creation of the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index—a new tool to classify the fire threat potential of the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana wind, which can turn a spark into ...
Tropical Storm Odile targets US-Mexico border states
Tropical Storm Odile headed for a new landfall in northwestern Mexico on Wednesday after leaving a trail of destruction in beach resorts, requiring tourists to be airlifted to safety.