Believe it or not, it's been nine whole years since North America was struck by what meteorological experts consider a "major" hurricane. Experts at NASA determined that such a long dry-spell is likely to occur only once every 177 years. So what has caused it? It could just be luck.
It seems that extreme weather including torrential rains and blazing heat is becoming the new norm, and now new research indicates that more than half of hot extremes are caused by climate change.
It's no secret that North America has seen some pretty odd weather recently. No, it's not nearly as disastrous as some excitable folks on Twitter make it out to be, but it is odd enough for the NOAA and meteorological associations to take notice. Now new research has revealed that a natural phenomenon called "The Blob" might be a primary cause behind this weird weather.
Previous research has suggested that climate change brings heat waves and cold snaps along with it, but a new study has come to a different conclusion.
Remember that El Niño that experts were predicting? Well, it's finally here, but the NOAA is warning that might not mean more rain for America's thirsty southwest coast, despite traditional weather patterning.
Remember that mysterious "milky rain" that fell in parts of Washington and Oregon last week? Now a researcher from Washington State University (WSU) is making the claim that it is not volcanic ash caught in rainclouds, as was suspected, but rather the result of a rare event at an ancient lake.
Scientists have re-engineered certain cereal crops so that they can better brace for flooding in world where extreme weather is becoming the new norm.
After a study already suggested that the United States will experience a real-life 'Into the Storm' as climate patterns around the globe change, now new research says the US Southeast in particular will see more tornadoes due to climate change.
In a new breakthrough study, scientists have successfully tricked plants into tolerating drought and given vegetation across the globe hope of survival amidst the world's ever-changing climate.
Smoke caused by land clearing may be linked to stronger, more intense tornadoes, according to a new study.
You thought you understood global warming? Think again. New research has shown that the potentially "historic" snowfall that struck the East Coast is but a taste of the intense weather that we could be facing as stronger and stronger La Niñas increase in frequency with climate change.
When you think of severe weather disrupting your winter holiday celebrations, you probably are thinking of icy rain, hail, or a Christmas just a little too white. However, satellites run by NASA and the NOAA spotted some very unusual severe weather just around Christmas eve, with several tornadoes rearing their ugly heads in Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana. The storms tragically took four lives just before what is normally a joyous holiday.
Researchers have found startling evidence that a severe El Niño can actually slow the growth of children, stunting their height. This reportedly occurred 17 years ago, when an intense El Niño and its resulting floods were linked to the stunted height of local children in Peru.
Mirroring the sentiments of countless climatologists and past studies, the World Bank has released a new report that details how increasing "extreme weather" is unavoidable in the wake of climate change. According to the report, this extreme weather will still increase in prevalence despite international efforts to mitigate the causes of this change.