More tornadoes occur in the United States than in any other country, mainly in the Great Plains, the Midwest and southern states. Two meteorology professors explain what causes these dangerous storms.
Global warming of 2℃, the higher of the two Paris targets, would see current record-breaking temperatures become the norm in the future, potentially bringing heatwaves to both land and sea.
What if extreme weather events could be attributed to human-induced climate change with confidence?
The link between melting sea ice and extreme weather has been known for a while, but now it's happening further afield.
The record floods of 1954 and 1974 still stand as Lismore's high-water marks. But Tropical Cyclone Debbie delivered her deluge far more abruptly than the rains that triggered those historic floods.
New South Wales has just had its hottest summer on record – an event that was made 50 times more likely by humans' impact on the climate.
As the climate changes and extreme weather effects become more common, cattle and other livestock are becoming more stressed.
With little action at the national level on climate change, state and city officials are taking the lead – but by emphasizing local benefits.
Heat records have tumbled across New South Wales as the state suffered through the weekend's heatwave. A new analysis shows that climate change made this kind of event much less of a rarity.
2016 is the third consecutive hottest year on record. How can we adapt?
Most of our hospitals were not designed to cope with the health impacts of future extreme weather. And hospital infrastructure has not been adapted to secure health care during such events.
Most Americans care about the environment, but they didn't vote that way this year. Two political scientists urge the movement to build better connections with blue-collar workers and immigrants.
As Atlantic hurricane season opens on June 1, eastern U.S. cities can prepare by updating laws, codes and ordinances that hamper rebuilding after storms.
January hurricanes are rare events, but two have already formed this month. Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel explains the conditions that generated Pali and Alex.
Superstorm Sandy has flooded seven subway tunnels in New York City and flooded cities after killing at least 69 people in…