Massive storms like Goni, which hit the Philippine islands on Sunday, could be a glimpse of our future. PHOTOGRAPH: CHARISM SAYAT/GETTY IMAGES THIS HAS BEEN a record-breaking week for global hurricanes as powerful storms struck both the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean basins, leaving scientists wondering whether they’re harbingers of a more […]

The potentially record-breaking temperature was recorded in Death Valley, California What could be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth – 130F (54.4C) – may have been reached in Death Valley National Park, California. The recording is being verified by the US National Weather Service. It comes amid a […]

These two white-tailed deer, a fawn on the left and a female wearing a GPS collar on the right, were observed during an aerial survey in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve. Photo by Elina Garrison, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Credit: Elina Garrison, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission […]

Ongoing drought has dried up a lagoon near Santiago, Chile. RODRIGO GARRIDO/REUTERS/NEWSCOM For 10 years, central Chile has been gripped by unrelenting drought. With 30% less rainfall than normal, verdant landscapes have withered, reservoirs are low, and more than 100,000 farm animals have died. The dry spell has lasted so […]

Rising temperatures in the northern polar cap are driving extreme heat, drought, and sea level rise in the continental US, a study says. PHOTOGRAPH: KATHERINE KERLIN/UC DAVIS As climate delegates discuss the planet’s future at the COP25 meeting in Madrid this week, a new study finds the Arctic is warming much faster […]

A firestorm on Mirror Plateaun Yellowstone Park, 1988. Jim Peaco/US National Park Service As the east coast bushfire crisis unfolds, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Rural Fire Service operational officer Brett Taylor have each warned residents bushfires can create their own weather systems. This is not just a figure of […]