Tenfold increase in hurricane frequency this century, research predicts
By examining the frequency of extreme storm surges in the past, previous research has shown that there was an increasing tendency for storm hurricane surges when the climate was warmer. But how much worse ...
Could global warming change tornado season, too?
With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But tornadoes have them stumped.
Earth-directed coronal mass ejection from the sun
(Phys.org) —On March 15, 2013, at 2:54 a.m. EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME), a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of solar particles into space and can ...
Researcher predicts more intense North Atlantic tropical storms
Tropical storms that make their way into the North Atlantic, and possibly strike the East Coast of the United States, likely will become more intense during the rest of this century.
How to plant a garden on Mars—with a robot
In the last century humanity has taken gigantic leaps forward in the robotic exploration of the cosmos—not least in the search for habitable worlds and environments that could house life outside of the ...
Study: Tropical cyclones are occurring more frequently than before
Are there more tropical cyclones now than in the past? – or is it just something we believe because we now hear more about them through media coverage and are better able detect them with satellites? New ...
Smog-eating pavement on 'greenest street in America'
The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don't make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America.
When it rains these days, does it pour? Has the weather become stormier as the climate warms?
There's little doubt—among scientists at any rate—that the climate has warmed since people began to release massive amounts greenhouse gases to the atmosphere during the Industrial Revolution.
No link between solar activity and earthquakes
Geophysicists have disproved a long-held belief that changes in solar activity can be linked to increased earthquake activity.
A cool discovery about the Sun's next-door twin
(Phys.org)—ESA's Herschel space observatory has detected a cool layer in the atmosphere of Alpha Centauri A, the first time this has been seen in a star beyond our own Sun. The finding is not only important ...
Solar cycle update: Twin peaks?
Something unexpected is happening on the sun. 2013 is supposed to be the year of Solar Max, the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. Yet 2013 has arrived and solar activity is relatively low. Sunspot numbers ...
Apocalypse... but not as we know it
The End Of The World As We Know It—TEOTWAWKI—is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out.
Satellite shelved after 2000 election to now fly
President Barack Obama is proposing dusting off and finally launching an old environmental satellite championed by Al Gore but shelved a dozen years by his 2000 rival George W. Bush.
Are dust devils whirling around the Curiosity rover?
In this latest update from the MSL team, Ashwin Vasavada, the Deputy Project Scientist, explains how Curiosity has been monitoring the winds and radiation levels in Gale Crater. Curiosity has also been looking ...