Weather & Global Warming
Learn more about how our changing climate affects our weather.
- Keep 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.
Weathering the Drought in Oregon: Your Comprehensive Guide to Staying InformedThe ongoing drought in Oregon seems to be improving slightly, but the state isn’t in the clear yet.
Droughts Are Drying up the Colorado River BasinThe Colorado River Basin supplies water to over 40 million people, but climate change could put it all at stake.
Air Pollution In the Bay Area Is Still a Major ConcernAir pollution in the Bay Area isn't as bad as it was a decade ago, but still poses a large threat to public health.
What to Know About Utah's Ongoing DroughtUtah is in a drought consistently, with conditions ranging from moderate to extreme.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Fatal Floods: What Caused Them, and How to HelpOver the last week, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has endured devastating floods, that have left hundreds dead.
With Temperatures Increasing in the Arctic, Ancient Permafrost Viruses Are Waking UpIf temperatures continue rising, permafrost viruses could become a real problem.
Here's Why So Many Dead Bodies Have Been Found In Lake MeadWhy have so many bodies been found in Lake Mead? Ongoing droughts that were triggered by climate change have led authorities to uncover several dead bodies.
Yosemite National Park Experiences Mass Closures, Due to Ongoing FloodsWhy are there so many closures at Yosemite National Park? Because of snowmelt, the West Coast destination is experiencing mass flooding.
Why Climate Activists Are Protesting France Changing the Retirement Age (Exclusive)In France, climate activists are fighting against the proposed new retirement age.
Turbulence Is Getting Worse on Planes — Here’s WhyTurbulence is getting worse and a lot of people are wondering why. Keep reading to learn more about how climate change impacts air travel.
Does El Niño Result in More or Less Hurricanes?Does El Niño cause more hurricanes, or fewer? With La Niña coming to an end and El Niño starting up again, communities are looking to prepare accordingly.
Does Fracking Cause Sinkholes? Two Have Formed In A Texas Area Known For Gas ProductionDoes fracking cause sinkholes — and can they be repaired? Residents of Daisetta, Texas are concerned after several structures were swallowed.
Here’s Why It’s Been Raining So Much in CaliforniaWhy is it raining so much in California? The answer: Atmospheric rivers.
Celebrate Earth Day With These Informative Documentaries That You Can Stream!From information on how our planet has been impacted by climate change to the beauty of national parks, here's what to watch to celebrate Earth Day.
OPEC+ Cuts Daily Oil Production, Causing Oil Prices to Rise SharplyOil prices were dropping for a while — but suddenly, they have sharply risen, in response to OPEC+ cutting its daily oil production by 1.66 million barrels.
With Hurricane Season Just Months Away, These Are the Worst Hurricanes in HistoryHurricane season is closer than you think, and in case you need a reminder of how important it is to prepare, here's a look at storms from years past.
How Global Warming Makes It Harder for Fish to SurviveHow does global warming affect fish? Scientists say that warming oceans could make it harder for fish to thrive.
Ocean Currents Drive Climate Patterns — So What Happens When They Speed Up?Ocean currents are changing, which means weather could look different, too.
“Ghost Lakes” Are Likely to Become Increasingly Common With Climate ChangeWhat is a ghost lake? The state of California is home to a lake that dried up 80 years ago, but recently came back to life with recent rainfall.
Pakistan and Afghanistan's Damage From the March 2023 Earthquake (Updates)In March 2023, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook Pakistan and Afghanistan, resulting in some damage, fatalities, and injuries.
UN Publishes Final, Harrowing Chapter of IPCC Climate Report: "Climate Justice Is Crucial"The UN and IPCC published the final chapter of its major climate report, known as the Synthesis Report, in March 2023.
Dallas Experiences Rolling Blackouts, Thanks to Ongoing StormsRolling blackouts in Dallas are the result of ongoing storms slamming the Texas city right now.
Queensland Floods Are Putting Residents at Risk of Coming Into Contact With CrocodilesAs a result of Queensland's record-breaking floods, Australia residents could be at risk of coming into contact with crocodiles.
Nor’easter Prompts New York to Declare a State of EmergencyNew York is in a state of emergency thanks to a Nor'easter that's expected to bring snow and high winds through Wednesday.
Climate Groups Blast Biden for Approving Willow Project: It "Derails His Own Climate Goals"Has the Biden has approved the Willow Project? Despite the massive environmental impact it will have, yes, the oil drilling project will go forward.
After Three Years, Is la Niña Over? And if It Is, When Does El Niño Start?Is La Niña over? After a "triple dip" — aka three consecutive years of the weather pattern — the winds may be changing. But when does El Niño start?
Activists Are Protesting the Uinta Basin Railway, Which Would Transport Oil Across the U.S.Environmentalists are protesting the proposed Uinta Basin Railway, which would transport oil from Utah to various other places across North America.
The Bay Area Is Under Serious Flood Watch, With a Major Incoming Atmospheric River EventCalifornia is experiencing some wonky weather, but this time, the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area are under flood watch, because of an atmospheric river event.
Tracking the Path of the Longest-Lived Tropical Storm, FreddyTropical Storm Freddy is the longest-lived tropical cyclone, and thus far, it's wreaked havoc — that's why knowing the storm's path is crucial.
#StopWillow Campaign: A Guide to Stopping the Willow Oil Drilling ProjectRun by ConocoPhillips and known as the Willow Project, this enterprise has been the subject of major backlash, leading to the eruption of a campaign known as #StopWillow.
Much of New Orleans Could Go Underwater by 2050, Due to Rising Sea LevelsThe coastal city of New Orleans has been gradually sinking for years, but rising sea levels threaten to put much of New Orleans underwater.
Could Reflecting the Sun Away From Earth Reduce Global Warming? What to Know About Solar Radiation ManagementThe UN had experts conduct more research on a somewhat controversial method of reducing global heating, called solar radiation management, solar radiation modification or solar geoengineering.
Gondolas Grounded and Canals Run Dry Amid Venice’s 2023 DroughtIf you were planning an upcoming gondola ride in Italy, Venice's 2023 drought has caused canals to run completely dry.
Hurricane Facts That Will Mentally Prepare You for This Year’s SeasonHurricanes strike every year and are becoming an increasing threat to especially those living in coastal areas. Here are the basics of how a storm forms, and why they could be getting worse.
Climate Change and Earthquakes Are Connected — Here’s HowDoes global warming cause earthquakes? What to know about the possible connection.
Climate Denier David Malpass Resigns From World Bank: Everything You Need to KnowDavid Malpass has stepped down as President of the World Bank.
If the “Doomsday Glacier” Collapses, Global Sea Levels Will Rise More Than 2 Feet (Updates)If the doomsday glacier melts, the sea level rise would be so significant that it could set off a number of other reactions, including putting coastal communities at risk.
Shell's Directors Are Being Sued for Failing to Transition Away From Fossil FuelsClientEarth's new lawsuit accuses 11 of Shell's directors of employing an inadequate climate strategy.
Documentary '12th Hour' Explores: Will Humans Actually Be Able to Solve Climate Change?The documentary '12th Hour' is an important watch for anyone who has ever worried about climate change.
It’s True That We're Still in an Ice Age — but Things Aren't How They Used to BeHigher levels of carbon dioxide that leads to a warmed climate mean changes for future ice ages.
The Chile 2023 Fires Are “One of the Country’s Worst Natural Disasters in Years”Chile's 2023 wildfires have ravaged hundreds of thousands of hectares of land, thousands of homes, and have killed several people.
Buffalo, N.Y. Shaken by Minor Earthquake, as It Evidently Lies on Several Fault LinesWhile many typically don't think of Buffalo, N.Y. as a location that faces earthquakes, the city evidently lies on a series of fault lines.
Driving Alerts Issued Nationwide as Ice Storm Warnings StrengthenMany across the U.S. are gearing up for severe winter weather, after ice storm warnings were issued to a number of cities nationwide.