Credit: Vladimir Lugai/Shutterstock Yueng-Djern Lenn, Bangor University; Benjamin Barton, Bangor University, and Camille Lique, Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer) The cold, remote Arctic Ocean and its surrounding marginal seas have experienced climate change at a rate not seen at lower latitudes. Warming air, land and sea temperatures, and […]

Withered sunflowers in a field near Magdeburg are victims of the drought and high temperatures gripping northern Germany Withered sunflowers, scorched wheat fields, stunted cornstalks—the farmlands of northern Germany have borne the brunt of this year’s extreme heat and record-low rainfall, triggering an epochal drought. As the blazing sun beats […]

Satellite view of California and Oregon on July 23, 2018. Smoke from the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park is visible in the lower right quadrant. Another sprawling smoke pall can be seen in southern Oregon at upper left. (Click to open the image and then click again to zoom in. […]

Tens of thousands of rescue workers are still digging through the debris for bodies after Japan’s worst weather-related disaster in over three decades, which saw record downpours spark flash flooding and landslides across the region A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors […]

Despite various measures intended to prevent deaths, including dams to control flood waters, Japan sees rain-related deaths most years Japan is famously prone to natural disasters including earthquakes and tsunamis, and is generally considered well-prepared to cope. So why has record rainfall caused at least 100 deaths? Here are some […]

An animation of infrared imagery from the GOES-16 weather satellite shows the evolution of Hurricane Harvey between Aug. 25 and 28 2017. (Note: The animation may take awhile to fully load and play smoothly. Source: RAMMB/CIRA) The North Atlantic hurricane season last year was extraordinary for a number reasons, but […]

Waves crashing onto Chesil Beach in Dorset during the winter of 2013/14. Credit: Tim Poate/University of Plymouth Average winter wave heights along the Atlantic coast of Western Europe have been rising for almost seven decades, according to new research. The coastlines of Scotland and Ireland have seen the largest increases, […]