Fed survey: Winter storms holding back US economy (Update)
A Federal Reserve survey shows severe weather held back economic growth in much of the U.S. from January through early February. Even so, conditions strengthened in most regions, thanks to slight gains in areas such as employment ...
Truck in the snow: Warming to hit future Winter Games
Global warming is casting a lengthening shadow over future Winter Olympics, boosting the risk that skiers will be competing on artificial or trucked-in snow, a new study suggests.
Federal forecasters don't expect an extreme winter
The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders.
German grain harvest higher despite floods
Germany, Europe's second-biggest grain producer after France, reported a 3.0-percent increase in its harvest this year, despite the bad weather and flooding, data showed on Thursday.
Hindcast experiments capture long-term climate fluctuations
Will there be rather warm or cold winters in Germany in the coming years? We may have a long way to go before reliable forecasts of this kind can be achieved. However, marine scientists, under the auspices ...
Highest winter losses in recent years for honey bees in Scotland
Soaring numbers of honey bees died last winter, University of Strathclyde research has revealed.
Some Americans are cooling off on global warming
A complaint-worthy winter has led to a drop in the number of Americans who believe that global warming is real, according to a University of Michigan survey.
Climate change altering insurers' risk assessment
Climate change is creating more frequent and more unpredictable extreme weather events, forcing insurers to change how they assess the risk of natural disasters hitting a specific area, the Geneva Association ...
European winter weather harder to forecast in certain years
Weather forecasters have a tougher job predicting winter conditions over Europe in some years over others, concludes a new study carried out by the National Oceanography Centre.
Ice cloud heralds fall at Titan's south pole
(Phys.org) —An ice cloud taking shape over Titan's south pole is the latest sign that the change of seasons is setting off a cascade of radical changes in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. Made from ...
Heatwaves: Longer, hotter and more common
(Phys.org) —Australia's summer heatwaves are lasting longer and have been increasing in number over the past 60 years, a UNSW study shows.
Is global warming causing harsher winters?
Millions of people in northern Europe are still battling snow and ice, wondering why they are being punished with bitter cold when—officially—spring has arrived and Earth is in the grip of global warming.
Frostbite ends Fiennes winter Antarctic expedition bid
Veteran British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has pulled out of an attempt at the world's first Antarctic winter crossing due to frostbite, the expedition said Monday.
Team finds new way to identify which El Nino events will have biggest impact on U.S. winter weather
(Phys.org)—Weather forecasters have long known that El Niño events can throw seasonal climate patterns off kilter, particularly during winter months. Now, new research from NOAA and the University of Washington ...