It turns out that the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces this August 2014 was the highest for August on record since record keeping began in 1880.
It turns out that we may need to rework our view of Earth's climate history. Scientists have taken a closer look at the global carbon cycle, which offers a new perspective of Earth's climate records through time.
Could burrowing animals be key to Earth's oxygen? Scientists have found that their activity significantly influenced Earth's phosphorus cycle and, as a result, the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere.
Sulfur discovered in the far reaches of the Antarctic may be telling scientists a bit more about the past history of our climate.
Scientists have managed to overturn a 40-year-old theory about the Antarctic glaciation that occurred 34 million years ago. It turns out that this increase in ice was caused by decreased carbon dioxide levels, which could shed a bit more light on current climate shifts.
Scientists have learned a bit more about the Southern Ocean and have found that turbulent mixing in the deep varies with the strength of surface eddies--the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere.
It turns out that the size and age of a plant may have more to do with their productivity than the environment that they're in. The findings could have implications for carbon capture and storage using plants.
Scientists have quantified for the first time the primary causes of the "urban heat island" (UHI) effect, which makes the world's urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside.
Scientists have taken a closer look at penguin populations over the last 30,000 years and have found that the climate warming and retreating ice of today may affect penguins in a more complicated way than first thought.
Scientists have taken a closer look at cloud formation and have found exactly how much human activities have impacted it.
Climate may not be the primary driver of decomposition. Challenging the long-held assumption, scientists have found that local factors play a far greater role than climate when it comes to wood decomposition rates, and the impacts on regional carbon cycling.
During the Last Glacial Maximum, our planet's northern continents were covered in vast ice sheets, and carbon dioxide levels were well below levels seen before the Industrial Revolution. Now, though, scientists are uncovering exactly why the LGM occurred.