Earth Science

2 US-based climate researchers win Swedish science prize

Jan 18, 2018

Two U.S.-based scientists have been awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize for their contribution to climate research

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

Jan 18, 2018

Government scientists calculate that 2017 wasn't the hottest year on record, but close and unusually warm for no El Nino adding warmth

Volcano in Papua New Guinea little known, hard to predict

Jan 16, 2018

People in Papua New Guinea are being warned that an eruption of a volcano in the South Pacific nation could also cause a tsunami

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

Jan 15, 2018

Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive

US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

Jan 12, 2018

Wildlife officials say Canada lynx no longer need special protections in the United States following measures to preserve populations of the snow-loving big cats

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

Jan 11, 2018

Scientists say millions more people around the world are threatened by river floods in the coming decades due to climate change

US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis finds

Jan 11, 2018

A quick study of the brutal American cold snap finds that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature

The Latest: US expert: Rapid Iran-Iraq quakes not unusual

Jan 11, 2018

The Latest: US scientist says series of quakes in Iran-Iraq border so far today all aftershocks of November temblor

US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

Jan 8, 2018

Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding and tornadoes pushed America to its highest bill ever for weather disasters last year: $306 billion

Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

Jan 5, 2018

NASA's earth sciences arm wants backcountry winter enthusiasts to serve as volunteer snow measurers so it can do better job calculating how much water will end of in rivers and reservoirs in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

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