According to a new study Mother Nature is trying to fight climate change alongside us, with strong Pacific trade winds helping to prevent an increasingly warming world.
As extreme weather patterns continue to change with the global climate and shifting trade winds, drought conditions are expected to become more frequent or even worsen for some parts of the world. That's bad news for a stunning number of plant species, which appear to be even more vulnerable to drought conditions than experts expected.
The Sun, new research shows, impacts the polar ozone as well and potentially leads to changes in regional, not global, climate.
Humanity is literally changing the face of the Earth with actions like global warming, pollution and deforestation, so much so that scientists are considering naming the time we live in "the Anthropocene" - the age of humans.
Most experts are too worried about the state of Earth's climate to be looking to the stars, but now a team of astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Telescope to help reveal what kind of temperatures and precipitation are felt on an exoplanet 260 light-years away.
Cattle grazing is possibly the most devastating "invasive species" sweeping across the globe, causing ecological degradation and loss of biodiversity.
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) studying aerosols, tiny particles in Earth's atmosphere, are finding that their research could yield better climate models.
Though many recent media reports note that the Earth's warming climate is to blame for Greenland's glacier melt - in addition to other melting ice forms like those in Antarctica - a new study shows that oceans may contribute in large part to these glaciers' demise.
Upon finding evidence of a 66-million-year-old forest fire fossil, archaeologists are realizing that forests from the dino-era recovered from fires in the same manner they do today.
Light-colored butterflies and dragonflies are out-competing darker-colored insects in the face of climate change.
Scientists have discovered high levels of methane above shale gas wells at a point in production not previously thought to be a significant source of emissions, according to a joint study led by Purdue and Cornell universities.
Forests growing in nutrient-rich soils are able to absorb five times as much carbon from the atmosphere as those in nutrient-poor soils.
Samples from the Greenland ice sheet suggest the US Clean Air Act had a clear effect on conditions in the Earth's atmosphere. The discovery by University of Washington atmospheric scientists also alludes to a link between air acidity and nitrogen preservation in snow layers.
The silver-blue clouds that hover near the poles at night could give scientists clues to understand the weather and climate of the rest of the planet.