Comet 46P/Wirtanen is expected to make an appearance Dec. 14 to 19 that may well be visible even to the naked eye. Photo by Suchart Kuathan/via Getty Images…
Climate change has profoundly affected Ellicott City, Maryland. The mill town, located where multiple waterways converge, was devastated by a flood earlier this year, after already suffering a deadly deluge in 2016. John Yang and a team from the University…
By Nsikan Akpan
It may be time to reconsider the use of some spray sanitizers.
2018 is the second warmest year for the Arctic in a century, plus other takeaways from this year's Arctic Report Card.
By Nsikan Akpan
Extreme weather in one region often begets weather disasters on a global scale, which is one theme that runs through this year's "Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective" report.
As more humans move into concrete jungles, other animals, like túngara frogs, are joining them — and adjusting their behaviors along the way.
On Monday, diplomats from 200 countries will arrive at a United Nations led meeting in Poland to try to figure out how to implement the Paris Agreement on climate adaptations. But as Somini Sengupta reports for The New York Times,…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
As Scotland moves ahead with bringing tidal energy from an emerging technology to a commercial reality, Brexit could shake up the ocean power industry. To end a two-part series on advances in this field, Hari Sreenivasan heads to an ocean…
By Tim Vernimmen, Scientific American
Road de-icing, industrial activity and other culprits are pushing salt levels in rivers and streams to alarming levels.
Coastal hurricanes are leaving behind toxic algal blooms, a new silent threat to water quality. It is one of three ways that these storms are changing North Carolina for good.
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