Weather & Global Warming
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- Bill Gates says planting trees isn't enough to solve the climate crisis. Why does he criticize tree-planting initiatives? Here's what you should know.
Fact Check: Is Bill Gates Cutting Down 70 Million Acres of Trees?Claims are circulating that Microsoft founder Bill Gates supports chopping down 70 million acres of trees, but the truth is more complicated.
Climate Experts Predict El Niño Will Be "Moderate to Strong" by Late FallClimate experts warn that El Niño is getting stronger, meaning it could be a very wet fall and winter. Here's what you need to know.
Man Accepts Challenge to Stay in a Cardboard Box During Hurricane: Did He Make It?People do some dumb things on social media. One creator accepted a challenge to stay in a hurricane shelter made out of cardboard boxes during Hurricane Idalia.
Turn Around, Don't Drown: Viral Video Shows the Dangers of Driving in a HurricaneIn a hurricane, you should only drive if absolutely necessary. A viral video shows how one man learned about hurricane driving dangers the hard way.
Global Warming Is Impacting Birth Control and Pregnancy Tests — Here's WhyOne unfortunate effect of global warming is that it can render pregnancy tests and birth control ineffective. Here's why that happens.
Viral Video Shows Woman's Sandals Melting, Thanks to Extreme Heat WavesIn a viral video, a woman's shoes are seen melting from extreme heat, one of the markers of climate change.
Florida Keys' Water Temperatures Lead To "Large Scale Heat Stress" and Coral BleachingOn July 24, 2023, the Manatee Bay, Florida Keys water temperature reached over 100 degrees. Scientists warn of continued mass coral bleaching.
Robert Downey Jr.'s Mission to Fight Climate Change Continues With Book 'Cool Food'You may know him as Iron Man, but Robert Downey Jr. is a real-life superhero, one who's tackling climate change via plant-based and technology-driven initiatives.
Footage Shows Texas Lawn Catching Fire on Hot Day: "This Texas Dry Heat Ain't No Joke!"A woman shared a video of her dry lawn catching fire due to the Texas heat.
Florida "Flesh-Eating" Bacteria Kills Five; Climate Change Sends Bacteria NorthThe so-called "flesh-eating" bacteria Vibrio vulnificus caused five deaths in Florida in 2023. Here's how to minimize your risk of this infection.
Will Hurricane Hilary Reach Southern California? The Last Hurricane Was in 19392023's Hurricane Hilary strengthened to a Category 4 Storm, but will it hit Southern California? Here's what to know.
The Flooding in Kentucky Is Getting Worse Because of Climate Change— Here’s WhyIn 2023, Kentucky is hit with another year of record rain and devastating floods. Is climate change to blame? Here's what to know.
Are the Canadian Fires Under Control? More Wildfires Are Burning in YellowknifeIn 2023, Canada has experienced a record number of wildfires across Central Canada and the Northern Territories. Are they under control now?
Meteorologist Puts Heat on Fossil Fuel Companies by Naming Heat Waves After ThemSome heat waves are being named after fossil fuel companies by meteorologist Guy Walton.
East Coast Hurricane Season Could Be Worse Than Normal, Thanks to Climate ChangeNOAA recently released data revealing that the East Coast hurricane season could be "above normal" — here's what that means.
Maui Wildfires Are Moving Towards Total Containment — How Did They Start?On Aug. 9, 2023, deadly wildfires began to blaze in Maui, Hawaii. How did the wildfires start? Here's everything you need to know.
What Happened to Trinity Lake Water Levels? Here's What to KnowTrinity Lake water levels are of concern in 2023, much lower than Shasta Lake, also in California. Here's why it's been low and what might happen.
Climate Change Is Drying Up the Euphrates River, Threatening Middle Eastern CivilizationsThe Euphrates River drying up will be detrimental to cultures in multiple Middle Eastern countries.
Sizzling Arizona Temperatures Pose Big Health Risks — Why It's So Hot ThereClimate change is making Arizona so hot that some people are even getting burns from the pavement. Let's look at the main reasons Arizona's temperatures are so devastating.
A Gulf Stream Collapse Would Have Devastating Climate Effects — and It Could Happen As Soon As 2025A scientific study estimates when the Gulf Stream may collapse. This event could lead to further devastating effects on the climate.
Gas Prices Are Going up Again, After a Summertime Slump — Here’s WhyRising gas prices have to do with OPEC+ production cuts, supply and demand, and even the hot summer weather — here's a closer look.
The Toxic Hammerhead Worm — Where They've Been Spotted and What to KnowHammerhead worms found in Virginia are toxic, but you can protect yourself by taking these steps. Here's what to do if you see one.
Latitude Can Impact Climate in More Ways Than One — Here's HowA country's distance from Earth’s equator largely determines temperature and weather — let’s take a look at how latitude takes a toll on climate.
Divers Film Elusive “Doomsday Fish,” Thought to Be a Warning of Impending DisasterThe oarfish, also known as the "Doomsday Fish," was seen in shallow waters off the coast of Taiwan. What is the "Doomsday fish theory?"
Why It's so Important to Pay Attention to Your Air Quality AlertsSometimes you may receive a notification known as an air quality alert. What is it, and why is it so important? Here's the scoop.
Legendary Climate Scientist and Suffragette, Eunice Newton Foote, Has Her Own Google DoodleWho was Eunice Newton Foote? The legendary climate scientist actually discovered climate change in the 1800s, long before it was publicized.
How Climate Change Led to the Sriracha Hot Sauce ShortageThere is a serious sriracha sauce shortage — here's what you need to know.
Global Warming Sends the Globe a Warning: Earth Just Had Its Hottest Day on RecordIt's hot out there. The record for hottest day on Earth has been beaten.
Are Water Levels Dropping or Rising at Lake Berryessa?Lake Berryessa water levels have changed in 2023, impacting water supply to Napa Valley in California. What is Lake Berryessa, and why are the water levels a concern?
California Man Sentenced to Six Years In Cow Manure Ponzi SchemeA California man was sentenced to prison for a cow manure Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of almost $9 million.
Snow Is Turning Pink in the West: The Scientific Phenomenon of Watermelon SnowThere have been reports of pink snow on the mountains in the Western U.S. Where does it come from?
Scientists Are Totally Mystified by These Black Holes in the OceanYes, there are black holes in the ocean — aka ocean eddies. Stick around to learn about some of the most notable ones.
What Is the Purpose of Spaghetti Models? How They Connect to Tropical DepressionsDo you know what a tropical depression is? How about how to read a spaghetti model? Here's the scoop on all things tropical storm.
Texas and Oklahoma Were Forecasted “DVD-Sized” Hail During Severe StormsSevere weekend storms brought high winds, tornado watches and hail the size of compact discs. What qualifies as "DVD-sized" hail?
Unraveling the Mystery: Are There Really Pyramids in Antarctica?For years, people have claimed that satellite images show pyramids in Antarctica. But are those claims founded? Let's look at possible explanations.
Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning Are Two Different Things — Why It MattersThe difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning could save your life. Here's what you need to know about the alerts.
Black Bears vs. Grizzly Bears: How to Tell the Difference (and Why It Could Save Your Life)There's an increase in bear sightings all over the U.S. and it may be a cause for concern. What's the difference between black bears vs grizzly bears?
Climate Change Has Decimated Staghorn Corals — Can They Recover?Staghorn corals are a species of coral that nearly disappeared from existence. Why are staghorn corals so vulnerable?
When Hail Goes Wild: Everything You Need to Know About Gorilla HailIf gorilla hail doesn't sound familiar, that's probably because it's not all that common.
Diving into Coral Reefs: Little-Known Fun Facts About These Underwater EcosystemsThese fun facts about coral reefs may surprise you. You already know coral reefs are beautiful, but they're so much more than that.
Particulate Matter in the Air Can Be Harmful to Your Health: Do You Need a Sensor?The Canadian wildfires have increased the amount of particulate matter in the air, which can be harmful to your health. Should you get a particulate matter sensor?
Animals Are the Forgotten Victims of WildfiresWhat happens to animals in wildfires? These largely man-made disasters can cause huge damage to animal populations, wild and domestic.
Mask Up Again! What Experts Recommend For Wildfire Smoke ProtectionKeep your masks ready. They'll be handy in helping to protect you from the smoke and pollutants caused by the Canadian wildfires. Here's what masks experts say to wear for wildfire smoke.
The Meaning of Shawn Mendes' "What the Hell Are We Dying for?" Hits a Sour NoteShawn Mendes released a new single on June 9, 2023, but fans aren't entirely happy. What is the meaning of "What the Hell Are We Dying For?"
You Won't Be Able to Look Away From These Pictures of Wildfire Smoke in New York CitySmoke from the 2023 Central Canada wildfires created dangerous air pollution in New York City. Here are 10 unbelievable photos of the smog.
Will We Ever Discover Oceans on Neptune? What Science SaysAre there any oceans on Neptune? We're looking into what scientists have found about the possibility of oceans on the planet Neptune.
Does the Sun Look Weird or Is It Just Me? Why the Sun Might Look Odd SometimesWhy does the sun look weird today? The star is affected by all kinds of different factors.
Climate Change Is Often to Blame for the Sun Appearing RedWhy does the sun look red instead of yellow or orange at times? There are several reasons for this phenomenon.
A Case of Climate Change: What Mars Was Like 4 Billion Years AgoFour billion years ago Mars was a very different planet than it is today. It resembled Earth and may have been inhabited by life forms.