The El Nino weather phenomenon, one of the worst in 50 years, has caused intense drought in southern Africa that will have a "devastating" impact on the region's food security, the UN food agency warned on Friday.
US scientists on Wednesday confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year in the hottest decade on record, and by the widest margin yet. Will the records keep tumbling?
When future generations write the history of humanity's faltering quest to repair Earth's climate system, 2015 will have its own chapter.
Once a year in June, sea lion mothers on the Channel Islands give birth to a pup. For the next 11 months, the mothers swim off to forage for days to provide food for themselves and milk for their progeny.
Seabird biologist David Irons drove recently to the Prince William Sound community of Whittier to check on a friend's boat and spotted white blobs along the tide line of the rocky Alaska beach. He thought they were patches ...
The main street of this dusty South African town is lined with empty buckets, marking each residents' place in line as they wait for their daily water ration to be brought in by unreliable trucks.
An El Nino-related tropical storm has formed southwest of Hawaii, only the third such system to develop in January in over 40 years.
Much of the torrential rain that fell on Southern California this week flowed right into the ocean, just like it did before the state's epic drought.
December's wild El Nino pushed 2015 in the United States to near-record levels for heat, moisture and downright extreme conditions, federal weather officials said Thursday.
Meteorologists say the current El Nino has stormed its way into the record books, tying 1997-1998 as the strongest recorded.