In the face of climate change, scientists often focus on the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions, but new research shows that tropical deforestation triggers global changes that are just as costly as carbon pollution.
A plant's biological clock - the one that modulates the speed of circadian (daily) rhythms - depends on temperature, and scientists have discovered a key genetic factor that drives this pattern.
Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming along the US West Coast over the last century, according to a new study.
The Sun's outer atmosphere is hotter than its surface, and scientists have just pinned nanoflares as the reason behind this mysterious extra heat, according to a new study.
While climate change is usually associated with warming temperatures, new research indicates that the planet will experience heat waves as well as cold snaps in the coming years.
Climate change is making it harder to avoid blistering temperatures, and by the end of the century, many US cities will begin to feel the heat.
Tropical species will be most vulnerable to rising temperatures, as the discrepancy between physiological thermal limits and projected temperatures is highest in tropical regions, according to a new study.
Wheat fields that are not tilled after crop harvesting reflect 50 percent more sunlight than cultivated fields, helping to mitigate extreme heat by as much as 2 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit), according to a new study.
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.
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are beginning to understand water's complex properties, particularly the mysterious low temperature "no man's land" - an insight that will help them better understand water's behavior at different states of matter.
Things are heating up here in the United States, but for some more than others. The Northeast and Southwest corners are warming the fastest than any other part in the nation, a temperature record analysis shows.
Researchers have developed the most sensitive thermometer ever made, and in a very unorthodox way, according to a recent study.
The world can one day be run entirely by females - in the sea turtle world that is. Climate experts warn that populations of sea turtles could turn all female if humans don't take measures to control the Earth's rising temperatures.
Changes in tree-ring density in the Arctic may be evidence of changes in light intensity during the trees' growth, according to a new study by San Francisco State University researcher Alexander Stine.