From June through October, it's not unusual for huge Saharan dust plumes to blow across the Atlantic. They can darken skies but also bring calmer weather and electric sunsets. Here's how they form.
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
High temperatures, periods of increased relative humidity and more rainfall are likely to happen more in Nigeria's coastal region under future global warming.
Climate models have been overestimating how much sunlight hits the Southern Ocean. This is because the clouds there are different from clouds anywhere else. Bacterial DNA helped us understand why.
It was June last year when the first bushfires started in what became known as the Black Summer that claimed lives and destroyed homes.
'Wet-bulb' temperature records show that deadly thresholds for heat and humidity are arriving faster than anticipated.
During the transitional period between the Pleistocene and Holocene epoch, the Earth's temperature underwent massive change, forcing prehistoric humans in Indonesia to change their diet.
In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.
Our study explores the factors which cause glacial erosion.
A drying climate and the arrival of people together finished off Australia's megafauna.
Both drought and violence drove many Syrians out of their homes; even if the war ends, the continuing difficulty of farming will make it hard for them to return.
More places around the world are experiencing days with record high temperatures. These prolonged hot spells may have unanticipated impacts on pregnant women, triggering early deliveries.
Australia is heading into a scorching summer, but the factors causing the hot and dry weather are expected to ease later in the season.
What caused the rise and then collapse 2,600 years ago of this vast empire centered on Mesopotamia? Clues from a cave in northern Iraq point to abrupt climate change.
The problems of climate change are not only problems of science and technology. They are also moral, ethical and spiritual problems about how we live our lives.
Climate is the most important driver of the colour and brightness of birds' eggs.
A new film contends that meditation can transform us from individuals in chaos to calm beings - and in turn change the world.
In the face of the climate crisis, a lot of young people are experiencing eco-anxiety – here, a psychotherapist explains how to cope.
Warm summers aren't the only threat to Arctic ice – increasingly intense winter storms are also weakening and reducing ice cover.
Mineral-rich Mongolia is experiencing a mining boom, but its growth is creating distrust and conflict with herder communities.