Earth Science

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

Jan 11, 2018

Scientists say millions more people around the world are threatened by river floods in the coming decades due to climate change

US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis finds

Jan 11, 2018

A quick study of the brutal American cold snap finds that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature

The Latest: US expert: Rapid Iran-Iraq quakes not unusual

Jan 11, 2018

The Latest: US scientist says series of quakes in Iran-Iraq border so far today all aftershocks of November temblor

US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

Jan 8, 2018

Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding and tornadoes pushed America to its highest bill ever for weather disasters last year: $306 billion

Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

Jan 5, 2018

NASA's earth sciences arm wants backcountry winter enthusiasts to serve as volunteer snow measurers so it can do better job calculating how much water will end of in rivers and reservoirs in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

Low oxygen levels, coral bleaching getting worse in oceans

Jan 4, 2018

Two new studies show global warming is making oceans sicker, depleting oxygen and harming coral reefs

Shaking, no damage in San Francisco Bay Area quake

Jan 4, 2018

San Francisco Bay Area residents were shaken out of their slumber by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that was felt over a wide area but caused no major damage early Thursday

Real weather term "bomb" blows up on social media

Jan 4, 2018

'Bomb cyclone' is a real weather term but it's not quite as explosive as it sounds.

Science Says: Why there's a big chill in a warmer world

Jan 3, 2018

Trapped polar air escapes, turning US weather upside down

The Latest: North Carolina eases heating fuel delivery rules

Dec 29, 2017

North Carolina governor signs emergency declaration to allow heating fuel to be more easily distributed during bitter cold snap gripping US

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