Weather & Global Warming
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- After forming off the coast of the Azores islands, Tropical storm Gaston is making its path northeast, hopefully remaining in open waters.
7.6-Magnitude Earthquake Slams Mexico on the Same Date as Deadly 1985 and 2017 QuakesWhat happened in Colima, Mexico? A 7.6-magnitude quake shook the country's central Pacific coast on Monday, on the same date as other deadly quakes.
Hurricane Fiona Relief: Where to Donate to Help Puerto RicoHere's how you can help Puerto Rico during Hurricane Fiona.
Hurricane Fiona Leaves 1 Million Without Power in Puerto Rico — and Climate Change Is Making It All WorseThose in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are currently dealing with Hurricane Fiona, a deadly hurricane that has caused severe floods, left many without power and running water, and destroyed various roads and homes.
Taiwan Earthquake of at Least 6.8-Magnitude Results in Fatalities, Damage, and MoreAn earthquake of at least 6.8-magnitude has slammed Taiwan, resulting in damage, fatalities, injuries, and more.
Tropical Storm Fiona Formed in the Atlantic, and Is on a Path Towards Puerto RicoWhat path is Tropical Storm Fiona taking? After forming in the Atlantic Ocean, storm trackers believe it's heading to Puerto Rico.
Golden State Residents Fear a Major Earthquake May Be On Its WayIs an earthquake coming to the Bay Area? Residents of northern California are concerned of a major earthquake that may be coming.
What Is a Megadrought? The Facts on the Megadrought in the Western U.S.In the U.S., a megadrought in the West and Southwest has been persisting for decades, with no sign of relief in sight.
The “Triple Dip” La Niña: What It Is, and How It Affects Life on EarthWhat is a “triple-dip” La Niña? This pattern of weather events is rather unusual, as this is the first of its kind in the last 100 years.
How Climate Change Causes Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers, According to New FindingsA new study sheds a bright light on how exactly air pollution causes lung cancer in people who do not smoke cigarettes.
Study Finds Earth Is On the Verge of Hitting Five Climate Tipping Points — but "There Are Grounds for Hope"We are headed towards tipping points of climate change, a new study asserts.
Clint Eastwood Encourages Animal Protection in New Doc ‘Why on Earth’'Why on Earth' is a new documentary that explores the connection between humans, animals, and planet Earth.
Research Find That Beavers Are Considered Valuable in the Fight Against Climate ChangeEven though beavers are technically rodents, which some consider to be pests, they evidently create conditions that help stave off climate change.
How Cooling Clothing Can Help You Stay Cool In Extreme HeatCooling clothing can add another layer of protection when facing extreme heat and sun.
A Third of Pakistan Is Underwater From Destructive Flooding: How to Donate to Flood ReliefSevere floods have left about a third of Pakistan under water, in what UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling a “monsoon on steroids.”
Greenland's Massive Ice Sheet Is Melting So Fast That It's Causing Major Sea Level RiseA new study has discovered that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet has a number of stronger effects on the planet than previously thought.
China Deploys Cloud-Seeding Planes to Provide Heat Wave Relief — How Does the Process Work?How does cloud seeding work? China has deployed cloud seeding planes across parts of the country to hopefully provide some heat wave relief.
Severe Storms in Quebec Results in Power Outages for More Than 90,000 HomesQuebec residents have been experiencing ongoing power outages since severe thunderstorms slammed Canada's east coast this weekend.
Authorities Have Now Found Five Dead Bodies in Lake Mead, Amid Ongoing Drought (Updates)Why have so many bodies been found in Lake Mead? The ongoing drought in 2022 has uncovered now at least five dead bodies to authorities.
East Coast Hurricane Season Is Starting Earlier, Thanks to Climate ChangeWhy is the East Coast's hurricane season starting earlier? The climate crisis is causing the North Atlantic's stormy season to change.
China’s Famous Yangtze River Has Shrunk Significantly, Thanks to Ongoing DroughtsAmidst fatal floods nearby in Korea, China is facing a serious drought, which has caused the Yangtze River to shrink significantly.
In California, Climate Change Is Increasing the Risk of "Megafloods," Which Could Displace MillionsA new study believes that in California, megafloods could be the newest natural disaster.
We Are Destroying Our Species: Study Finds Climate Change Is Exacerbating Infectious DiseasesClimate change and infectious diseases are much more connected than we thought, as per a new study.
How an Underwater Volcano Eruption in Tonga Is Contributing to the Climate CrisisThe Tonga volcano eruption set off a tsunami, blasted massive amounts of water vapor into the Earth’s stratosphere, and more.
Almost 40 Homes Evacuated in Western Washington, Due to the Williams Lake WildfireThe Williams Lake wildfire has evacuated about 40 homes, and because of dry and unusually windy conditions, authorities worry it will get worse.
Climate Change Could Completely Destroy Part of the Grand CanyonHow is climate change affecting the Grand Canyon? Unfortunately a part of the iconic National Park will cease to exist, thanks to climate change.
St. Louis Has Second Flash Flood in 10 Days, Following Last Week’s Deadly RainA flash flood warning in the St. Louis suburbs follows last week's deadly floods in the Missouri city.
Parts of Boston’s Charles River Drying Up Amid Ongoing DroughtsParts of Boston's iconic Charles River is drying up amid ongoing droughts, revealing quite a bit of mud, insect-damaged plants, and more.
California Deploys “Water Police” to Impose Water-Wasting Fines Amid DroughtSeveral California cities have deployed water police to impose fines on those disobeying restrictions, amid the ongoing drought.
Study Shows Huge Uptick in Lyme Disease Linked to Global WarmingWhy are there more cases of Lyme disease than ever? Recent studies imply there may be a link between the tick-borne illness and climate change.
At Least Eight People Dead as a Result of Eastern Kentucky Floods (UPDATES)After approximately 8 inches of rain, eastern Kentucky's floods have resulted in hundreds of homes destroyed, and at least three people dead.
7.0-Magnitude Earthquake in Philippines Kills at Least Five PeopleAn earthquake in the Philippines on Wednesday has been designated 7.0 in magnitude.
Record-Breaking St. Louis Flash Flood Forces Home Evacuations by BoatOvernight, a St. Louis flash food has broken the record for most rainfall in the major Missouri city, prompting a Flash Flood Warning.
California's Oak Fire Has Burned 16,000 Acres, Is Only 10 Percent ContainedThe Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park broke out on Friday, and has continued to blaze across the area for days.
The Oil Industry Makes $2.8 Billion in Profit Every Day, New Data FindsNew data found that the oil and gas industry has made a profit of $2.8 billion every day for the last five decades.
The Current Heat Waves Are Global Warming in Action — When Will They End?When will these heat waves end? Global warming is currently causing record-breaking high temperatures around the world.
Alaska Has Endured Over 500 Wildfires This Year AloneSummer 2022 has been a rough one for many parts of the U.S. — including Alaska. The coldest U.S. state has witnessed over 500 wildfires in 2022.
Weak Infrastructure and Inclement Weather Created Bronx Sinkhole, Reports SayNew Yorkers were seriously shocked when a sinkhole swallowed a mini van in the Bronx — but what caused this shocking event?
The Cause of a Fire in Lincoln, Calif. Has Yet to Be DeterminedFires tore through rural California this past weekend, though the Riosa fire, which ignited in a remote part of Lincoln, was quickly contained.
Texas’ Soaring Temperatures Coincide With Relentless Smog CloudDo heatwaves cause smog? Although smog isn't a side effect of heatwaves everywhere, they do sometimes overlap due to a correlation.
Climate Change and Power Blackouts Are Related — Here's What You Need to KnowClimate change constantly impacts day-to-day lives, but could it also impact the frequency of power blackouts? Here's what you need to know.
Map Shows That Much of Southwestern France Is Currently Suffering From Serious WildfiresThe fires in Europe have spread to parts of France — as you can see on a few different maps, various regions nationwide are being evacuated.
Jane Goodall Now Has Her Own Barbie Doll, and We Promise It Isn’t Just for KidsYou heard it here first, folks — beloved ethologist, Jane Goodall, now has her own Barbie doll to honor her achievements as a conservation hero.
The Environmental Implications of Falling Gas PricesAlthough gas prices surged, thanks to the Russian-Ukraine war, they are now falling once again, implying the demand has drastically decreased.
Scientists Discover a New Year-Round Ozone Hole — What Could It Mean for Life on Earth?University of Waterloo scientists discovered a new year-round ozone hole, detailing vague implications for what it could mean for life on Earth.
The Documentary 'Global Warning' Presents a New Look at Climate ChangeA new documentary called 'Global Warning' from Canada aims to show a balanced approach to the climate change debate. Here's how to watch.
Tropical Storm Bonnie May Be the First Hurricane of Summer 2022If you live anywhere along the U.S. coast, you're likely aware of the impending Tropical storm Bonnie — here's what you need to know, to be prepared.
How a Seattle-Based Startup Is Reforesting Areas Affected by WildfiresA Seattle-based startup called DroneSeed is helping reforest areas in the Pacific Northwest affected by wildfires, by spreading seeds with drones.
Parts of the U.S. Have Been Experiencing Chilly Summer Weather — Here’s WhyFor some, the start to summer 2022 has been chillier than summer's past, but why is that the case? We're exploring why this might be.
Whiskey Company Aims to Decrease Invasive Population With Green Crab-Infused WhiskeyAlthough it isn't vegan, a distillery in New Hampshire, is incorporating invasive green crabs into their new creation, known as Crab Trapper Whiskey.