The year 2017 was the third-warmest on record for the United States, and featured a pileup of weather and climate disasters that cost the nation a record-breaking $306 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
A big drop in global temperatures 12-14 million years ago may explain the evolutionary success of Australia's unique marsupial carnivores, a new study has found.
The southwestern United States was gripped by a heat wave on Wednesday as experts warned of temperatures that would smash century-old records over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to recover because of recent changes in climate, a study shows.
A new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world.
It sometimes feels like we get a lot of "record-breaking" weather. Whether it's a heatwave in Europe or the "Angry Summer" in Australia, the past few years have seen temperature records tumble.
A team of 98 scientists from 22 countries has compiled the most comprehensive database of past global temperature records to date, spanning 1 CE to the present.
Melting of Antarctica's ice can trigger rapid warming on the other side of the planet, according to our new research which details how just such an abrupt climate event happened 30,000 years ago, in which the North Atlantic ...
On the first day of spring, it's time to take stock of the winter that was. It may have felt cold, but Australia's winter had the highest average daytime temperatures on record. It was also the driest in 15 years.
Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month.