Unlike today, ancient Earth needed more heat because the Sun was 10 to 15 percent dimmer than what it's today. Researchers have refuted a long-held theory that the Earth, billions of years in the past, stayed warm with the help of methane.
Super Typhoon Nepartak is no anomaly. Rising oceanic temperatures are intensifying major currents, which will result in hotter and stormier weather over the next one hundred years.
Following rampant deforestation in Europe, conservationists planted fast-growing, commercially valuable conifer trees, rather than native broadleaved trees. It turns out this type of forest management has accelerated climate change.
Algae blooms are expected to devastate lakes in the next decades, as a direct result of climate change and warming waters. This could be potentially devastating for local ecosystems and those that depend on these freshwater reservoirs.
Following the major eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, researchers have shown how sulfur aerosols emitted into the atmosphere impact cloud formation by creating creating smaller water droplets that reflect more light.
Fossilized sediments from a prehistoric lake were recently found in Scandinavia and shed light on what really happened at the end of the last Ice Age.
New climate models suggest that parts of the Persian Gulf may experience waves of deadly heat that will eventually force humans to relocate. The region's shallow waters, intense solar rays and clear skies ultimately cause cities to exceed the "tipping point" for human survival.
After examining potentially habitable climates of three exoplanets, two seem to use an air-condition-like system that prevents the planet from getting too hot, according to KU Leuven researchers.
Vast portions of potential wine-producing country are expected to disappear over the next few decades as climate change bites, and winemakers may need to head for higher, cooler ground.
New research shows that climate change has already altered seasons and vegetation in the Arctic, making them more like the southern regions.
Global temperatures are warmer today than at any time in the past 4,000 years, scientists said Thursday in a new study, and by 2100, they are likely to surpass levels not seen on Earth since before the last ice age.