Cold snaps linger despite climate change
Keep a winter coat and mittens handy. A new climate analysis from scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Reading (UK) found that under climate warming, cold air outbreaks, ...
NASA measures frigid cloud top temps of the Arctic air outbreak
Some of the coldest air of the 2014-2015 winter season was settling over the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. on February 13, 2015. That Arctic air mass brought wind chills from below zero to the single numbers ...
Ready to shiver? Arctic air to put America on ice
Much of America is about to get the Arctic shivers.
Tehran air pollution puts nearly 400 in hospital
Almost 400 people have been hospitalised with heart and respiratory problems caused by heavy air pollution in Tehran, with nearly 1,500 others requiring treatment, an official said Tuesday.
Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains
43 billion Indian rupee (£4.4 billion) worth of fruit and vegetables wasted annually in India could be better conserved if the country had a sustainable cold chain of refrigerated warehousing and transport, say University ...
Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice
A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of cold air as the world gets warmer.
We can eliminate the major tornado threat in Tornado Alley
The annually recurring devastating tornado attacks in US Tornado Alley raise an important question: Can we eliminate the major tornado threat in Tornado Alley? Some people may claim that such a question is ...
How do birds survive storms and other harsh weather?
Survival in the wild, cruel, pitiless world is a tenuous thing. There are predators trying to eat you, pathogens trying to infect you, rivals trying to beat you. It is truly, as Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, ...
Cold nights, warm days trigger pollution alerts across France
Nearly a third of the 22 regions in mainland France on Wednesday were on a maximum pollution alert including a swathe of the country's north, centre-east and the Paris region.
Weakened 'polar vortex' blamed for N. American chill
The bitter chill gripping North America is a result of Arctic air that has spilled southwards, and global warming may be a cause, an expert said on Monday.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Francisco becoming extra-tropical
Cold air, mid-latitude westerly winds and wind shear are taking a toll on Tropical Storm Francisco and transitioning the storm into a cold core low pressure area. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image ...
East Antarctic Ice Sheet could be more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought
The world's largest ice sheet could be more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than previously thought, according to new research from Durham University.
Intelligent door seal prevents poor air quality
For a long time, heat insulation was en vogue – and nearly no one was concerned about poor indoor air quality. And yet excess CO2 hampers concentration. Now, researchers have come up with an intelligent ...
Dust storm shrouds Tokyo in haze
A huge dust storm hit Tokyo Sunday, blanketing the city with brown dust that darkened the skies and rapidly transformed what had been a clear and sunny day.