Researchers are uncovering how microplastic particles are carried in wind, rain and snow to remote regions of our planet.
Australia has expansive areas of flat land — usually agricultural land — and it’s over these large, flat areas that tornadoes like to form.
The shipping sector’s emissions are equivalent to some industrial countries: here’s some innovative ways to help reduce them.
A fire scientist explains the risk of flying embers that can travel over a mile from a wildfire and how people can protect their homes.
Electric vehicles are poised to take over our roads: so how do we make sure this change doesn’t exacerbate social and energy inequality?
A particularly stormy winter has pushed perennial sea ice into the Arctic melt zone.
Current building codes do not include the most efficient way to keep houses standing and intact during tornadoes.
Some of the most powerful offshore wind is over water too deep for a standard wind turbine. Engineers found a way around the problem.
New research suggests that an effective way to locate and track large concentrations of microplastics in the ocean could be from high in the sky.
A better understanding of the science behind falling trees – followed by informed action – will help keep us safe and ensure trees continue to provide their many benefits.
Federal weather scientists are pushing to make the US more ‘weather-ready,’ which could mean prepping for fires, flooding or storms depending on where you live. The common factor: thinking ahead.
The maintenance required for renewable tech like windfarms can harm the environment. Robots are helping solve that.
To get a sense of how bad the 2021 hurricane season will be, keep an eye on the African monsoon, ocean temperatures and a possible late-blooming La Niña.
The Biden administration has a goal of getting from today’s 42 megawatts of offshore wind power to nearly 30,000 by the end of the decade, but there are still obstacles ahead.
While land tornadoes are associated with huge supercell thunderstorms, waterspouts can form during smaller storms or even just showers or the presence of the right kind of clouds.
To increase renewable energy use, the Biden administration wants the US to go from seven offshore wind turbines today to enough to power 10 million homes within a decade.
With the onset of spring come thunderstorms, and sometimes tornadoes. Learn how these systems form and why night tornadoes are especially deadly.
Ramping up fossil power sources is no longer a good option in an energy-supply crisis. Bring in the weather forecasters.
The Atlantic Ocean is still growing physically, but humans are over-harvesting its rich fisheries. The most famous one – North Atlantic cod – has become a textbook example of harmful overfishing.
There were so many tropical storms in 2020, forecasters exhausted the list of names and started using Greek letters. And that’s only one reason 2020 was extreme.