Wetlands can usually cope when it comes to sea level rise. They can move further inland over time, adapting to changing conditions. Despite this resiliency, though, it seems as if wetlands may be in danger. Scientists have revealed that humans may be sabotaging some of their best defenses against se...
SpaceX successfully launched the upgraded version of its unmanned rocket Falcon 9 v1.1 on September 29, 2013, carrying Canada's communications satellite or comsat, Cassiope. The satellite will keep an eye on Earth's space environment.
It might be easier than previously thought for rocky planets to overheat into the scorchingly uninhabitable “runaway greenhouse” stage, according to new research
A vast pool of warm water stretches along the equator from Africa to the western Pacific Ocean. Now, scientists have discovered that the level of this water may have influenced the tropical climate of our Earth during the last ice age.
Rising sea levels are a huge threat for island nations, such as Grenada. Now, it turns out that the ocean is already claiming Caribbean land as it sinks into the water.
During long, severe winters, the thick blanket of snow that blankets the north can actually help preserve plants and animals that remain in the harsh conditions. Yet as climate change causes warmer temperatures, this snow may no longer be as prevalent in some northern ecosystems, putting species at ...
Till date, humans were primarily held responsible for the extinction of the extraordinary gigantic animals that once roamed Australia. However, this claim lacked direct evidence. But a recent scientific study challenges this theory and blames drastic climate change for the extinction of the megafaun...
Climate change will not only cause boreal forests to shift north, but also may cause them to release far more carbon than expected.
Global warming is expanding the extent of sea ice around the Antarctic Peninsula in winter, faster than in another place on Earth, according to a study unveiled Sunday.
Low levels of rainfall in Somalia in 2011 which resulted in tens of thousands of famine-related death may have been caused by climate change, according to a new study.
NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1988, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.
It is official: The year 2012 was the warmest and second most extreme year on record for the contiguous U.S. according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center.