Carrington-L5 mission to provide five-day space weather forecasts
Coronal mass ejections (CME), billion-tonne solar plasma eruptions moving towards the Earth at up to 2500 kilometres per second, can cause extensive and expensive disruption by damaging power, satellite and ...
Cities, regions call for 'robust' world climate pact
Thousands of cities, provinces and states from around the world urged national governments on Thursday to deliver a "robust, binding, equitable and universal" planet-saving climate pact in December.
Data exchange between vehicles and the road network increases traffic safety
The just-completed international Celtic Plus CoMoSeF project involved the development of data exchange between vehicles and infrastructure. The resulting communication system provides drivers with real time information on ...
How volcanic lightning is helping to demystify the Earth's plasmasphere
At the height of the First World War, in the trenches, German physicist Heinrich Barkhausen was eavesdropping on Allied telephone conversations. Every now and again, the Allied communications were drowned ...
Cities, regions, demand bigger climate say
Leaders of city and regional governments gathered Wednesday in the French city of Lyon, in the grips of a western European heatwave, to demand a bigger stake in the global push to curb global warming.
Study shows extreme heat and precipitation are increasing salmonella infections
Extreme heat and precipitation events, which are expected to increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, are associated with increased risk of salmonella infections, according to a study led ...
Picturing the forecast: National Weather Service graphics developed with NCAR research
New online graphics being rolled out this summer by the National Weather Service (NWS) are based on research by a team of risk communication experts at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) ...
El Nino-spawned dry spell to hit Philippine food production
The Philippines is facing an El Nino-spawned dry spell that will cut rainfall by as much as 80 percent and hit food production, a government weather forecaster warned Monday.
Did you know 'storm spotters' in your community keep you safe during severe weather?
Earlier this week, the Midwest and Northeast were slammed with tornadoes and thunderstorms that grounded planes and held up trains. Thousands of people along the Northeast corridor lost power as a result. ...
Solar Impulse could be stuck in Japan for a year: pilot
A solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world must cross the Pacific within a few weeks or it could remain stuck in Japan for a year, its pilot said in an interview published Thursday.
Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity
Alaska residents endure the nation's harshest winters for the reward of beautiful summer days with sunshine that lingers until midnight.
Study: Weather patterns that bring heatwaves happening more
Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves that go beyond global warming, a new study finds.
ADB: Climate change makes poor poorer in Asia-Pacific
Climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Wednesday.
Solar Impulse Japan take off postponed
A solar-powered plane on a mission to fly around the world was back in its mobile hangar Wednesday, after take off from Japan was postponed at the 11th hour because of bad weather over the Pacific Ocean.