What do the 2010 heat wave in Russia, last year's Texas drought, and the 2003 heat wave in Europe have in common?
Buz Marthaler with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah on golden eagle 'Phoenix's' story of survival.
A map of significant climate events for the United States in June looks almost apocalyptic: hellish heat, ferocious fires and severe storms leaving people injured, homeless and even dead.
"We are reaching the tipping point and the tipping point according to most scientists will be in less than 10 years. We don't have much time," says human rights and environmental campaigner, Bianca Jagger.
It's hot out there. But this time, it's more than idle water cooler talk, according to weather scientists.
The director of the National Weather Service announced his sudden retirement last week after an internal investigation found the agency shifted some of its funding internally without asking Congress, according to officials familiar with the situation.
Despite some early storms this year, forecasters Thursday predicted a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes and one to three major hurricanes.
A wooden ship believed to be over 200 years old was discovered during a recent exploration of the northern Gulf of Mexico, according to a press release from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Photographer Roger Moukarzel's exhibition showcases his work highlighting the effects of global warming in Sweden.
In the wake of the GSA convention scandal that is still reverberating across the government, officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday pulled a help-wanted ad for a magician to appear at a leadership training event for its staff in the Washington area next month.
Scientists recorded continuing volcanic activity Tuesday in Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, which sits just southeast of Mexico City and its more than 19 million residents.
March 2012 will go down as the warmest March in the United States since record-keeping began in 1895, NOAA said Monday.
Mountain countries from around the world are seeking a common voice in global climate change negotiations to draw attention to the vulnerabilities of mountain areas.
Imagine you are sitting in your office simply doing your job and a nasty e-mail pops into your inbox accusing you of being a fraud. You go online and find that some bloggers have written virulent posts about you. That night, you're at home with your family watching the news and a talking head is lambasting you by name. Later, a powerful politician demands all your e-mails from your former employer.
Most Americans can put away winter coats and umbrellas and break out the short sleeves and sunglasses even though spring doesn't officially begin until next week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Australia is emerging from the grip of its strongest La Nina weather pattern on record -- a meteorological event that brings either devastating floods or, in the case of its counterpart El Nino, scorching droughts.
CNN's Jenny Harrison reports on the effects of La Nina on the severe flooding in Australia.
It was more than 40 years ago, but Ken Nedimyer still remembers the first time he went diving in the Florida Keys.
Ken Nedimyer and his nonprofit are working to restore endangered coral reefs in the Florida Keys.
What's the first thing you think of when you think of Hawaii? The foaming-white sea lapping at a golden-sand beach surrounded by palm trees swaying in the breeze? Well, sure -- Hawaii's one of the world's ultimate beach destinations, an island paradise made for basking in the sun sipping daiquiris or hitting the waves to surf some righteous tubes.
A restless volcano in northern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing clouds of ash as high as 2 kilometers into the sky, the country's National Disaster Management Agency said.
Officials are monitoring a remote Alaska volcano that could launch an ash cloud, potentially threatening intercontinental flights.
Tokyo faces the possibility of being hit by a massive earthquake within the next four years, according to Japanese researchers.
Debris from an earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan is making its way across the Pacific Ocean.
U.S. scientists want to expand research into climate change to focus on its social effects and ways to adapt to a changing planet, but tighter budgets may crimp those plans, the National Academy of Sciences reported Thursday.
For Canada, the cost of either meeting its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, or failing to do so, was too much to bear.
China is open to accept a legally binding global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. CNN's Robyn Curnow explains.
An agreement reached Sunday in South Africa will help tackle the challenges of climate change for years to come, the United Nations' chief said.
Todd Stern talks to CNN's Robyn Curnow about the politicalization of climate change in the U.S.
CNN's Robyn Curnow reports from the 17th U.N. Climate Change Summit in Durban, South Africa.
They are the world's cultural capitals, the nerve centers of innovation and the engine rooms of economic growth, but could cities also hold the key to cutting carbon emissions long-term?
A second batch of e-mails thought to originate from the UK research unit involved in the "Climategate" controversy in 2009 has been posted on the Internet.
An independent study of global temperature records has reaffirmed previous conclusions by climate scientists that global warming is real.
The Southern Plains of the United States are likely to see a continuation of a severe drought this winter, while the Pacific Northwest will be colder and wetter than average, according to data released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
With at least 1,488 tornadoes and 547 deaths, 2011 has been one for the record books. Although the tools forecasters use are getting better, concerns remain about whether residents have enough accurate information or are heeding warnings.
Climate change is shrinking many plant and animal species and is likely to have a negative impact on human nutrition in the future, according to a new study.
The trial for seven people accused of manslaughter in connection to an earthquake that killed more than 300 people in the Italian city of L'Aquila was pushed back Saturday to mid-October.
Seven people went on trial for manslaughter Tuesday in Italy, accused of failing to predict an earthquake that killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila in April 2009.
The summer of 2011 was the second hottest on record for the United States, and the hottest in 75 years, government weather experts said Thursday.
At one time or another, Hurricane Irene posed a risk to almost everyone living along the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida to the Canadian Maritimes. Where would Irene track? Which communities would be affected, and how badly?
Hurricane warnings have been issued for North Carolina. CNN's John Zarrella is in Atlantic Beach as that town prepares.
Before the last drops of rain from Hurricane Irene had dried, the attacks began on meteorologists for not accurately forecasting the exact strength of this weather system.
FEMA Director Craig Fugate says a little more than 5 million are without power after Hurricane Irene.
It's easy enough to take for granted how much we know about the weather these days. Take Hurricane Irene: There are plenty of weather maps showing the path of that storm, which is churning through the Caribbean on its way to the East Coast of the United States. We have a pretty good idea of where Irene is heading and how strong it will be when it hits land.
A 5.8-magnitude quake rattled nerves all along the East Coast Tuesday. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Earthquakes of the intensity felt Tuesday along a vast corridor of the East Coast don't come along too often in this region, geophysicist Rowena Lohman says. They are so rare "that it is very difficult for earth scientists to identify specific faults (in the area) that are 'active,' " she says, "where over time we would expect significant earthquakes to occur."
A few years ago I came across a newspaper article about illegal human trafficking into the EU.
Massive global greenhouse gas pollution is changing the chemistry of the world's oceans so much that scientists now predict it could severely damage shellfish populations and the nations that depend on the harvests if significant action isn't taken.
More than 4,000 residents have been evacuated from a central Indonesian province after a volcano erupted, sending smoke high into the sky.
CNN's Zain Verjee talks with Alex Rogers about a new report warning that the world's oceans are at a risk of extinction.
Marine life is under severe threat from global warming, pollution and habitat loss, with a high risk of "major extinctions" according to a panel of experts.
An ash cloud from a Chilean volcano is disrupting air travel in Australia and New Zealand once again, airlines said Wednesday.
An ash cloud from a Chilean volcano is drifting around the world for a second time, grounding flights in Australia.
An ash cloud drifting around the world for a second time after spewing from a Chilean volcano more than two weeks ago is once again grounding commercial jets and stranding passengers in Australia.
The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously tossed out a massive lawsuit brought by several states against private power companies whose greenhouse-gas emissions are accused of presenting a "public nuisance."
The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile fills the sky with clouds of ash.
Parts of southern Chile remained on red alert and schools in some areas of neighboring Argentina were closed Monday after a volcanic eruption coated the countryside with ashes, authorities said.
Hurricane season officially began Wednesday, with forecasters saying it's likely to be an above-average season.
Barcelona FC will travel to London on Tuesday evening ahead of Saturday's Champions League final because of fears Iceland's volcanic ash cloud could disrupt their travel plans later in the week.
Sports journalists John Cross and Begona Perez tell us who they think would be the worthy winners of the biggest club prize.
Travellers hope to get back in the air after the new volcanic ash cloud clears. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
The peak of a cloud of volcanic ash that forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights has passed, Iceland's prime minister said Wednesday.
iReporter Amber Casterlin describes waking up to find everything near her Iceland hotel covered in volcanic ash.
A cloud of ash from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano spread toward central Europe late Tuesday, spurring German authorities to announce two airports will close and prompting British airlines to cancel hundreds of flights.
CNN's Phil Black updates disrupted travel plans as a volcanic ash cloud moves across Britain from Iceland.
Volcanic ash from an Icelandic eruption could reach British airspace Tuesday, sooner than previously predicted, Britain's Civil Aviation Authority warned Monday.
A volcanic eruption in Iceland forced flight cancellations and the closure of airspace over the country's four international airports, an official said Sunday.
The Grimsvotn volcano under the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland was erupting Saturday, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.
Three to six major hurricanes could form over the Atlantic Ocean this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday in its annual hurricane season forecast.
The tornado outbreak that ravaged the southern U.S. this week, exacting a particularly harsh toll in Alabama, can seem like a freakish demonstration of nature's power. What might be more extraordinary, though, is our capacity to pretend that disaster -- and the sudden upending of ordinary life that it brings forth -- is not part of our very fabric, what poet John Keats might have called "A partner in your sorrow's mysteries."
Authorities in Ecuador closed schools and evacuated residents in areas near a volcano Tuesday after ashes spewing from its crater fell on homes and farms, state media reported.
The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.
iReporter Aaron Lace describes seeing a roof collapse in Tokyo, Japan, as an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck.
The Supreme Court appeared reluctant Tuesday to allow a massive lawsuit by several states to proceed against private power companies whose greenhouse-gas emissions are accused of presenting a "public nuisance."
The pace at which the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting is "accelerating rapidly" and raising the global sea level, according to findings of a study financed by NASA and published Tuesday.
Up to 1,200 people have fled an active volcano in northern Indonesia, disaster officials said Monday.
Buried deep inside the GOP House of Representatives plan to trim the 2011 budget is a line item that will take $454 million away from the agency running the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The 21st century is still young, and it has already suffered a spate of catastrophic earthquakes across the world -- from Haiti to Chile and New Zealand. The misery continued Friday with an earthquake off Japan so big its seismic waves made the cliffs along the Hudson River wobble by almost an inch.
As morning comes the devastation from Friday's earthquake and tsunami becomes more and more clear in Japan.
Philippine seismologists issued an alert on Mount Bulusan Sunday after the Luzon Island volcano erupted twice during a 24-hour period, according to a bulletin released by the nation's volcano-monitoring agency.
Two major droughts in Brazil's Amazon region in the last six years threaten to undermine its role as the planet's most important carbon sink and a vital brake on climate change, according to new research.
Japan's Mount Shinmoe erupted again on Wednesday, spewing more lava, smoke and ash through the area, the country's meteorological agency said.
Exhausted and emotional residents of Bundaberg, Australia, prepare for more rain. Seven Network's Carly Waters reports.
Australia's northeastern state of Queensland begins 2011 facing historic river flooding along many coastal rivers, namely the Fitzroy River near the city of Rockhampton. In Rockhampton, the river is expected to reach its crest on Wednesday at a height exceeded only once in recorded history, back in January 1918.
In October, scientists completed a 10 year study on ocean life. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
CNN's Becky Anderson asks a panel of climate change fighters about what they're doing to tackle climate change.
I recently returned to Amsterdam from the latest round of U.N. climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, and found this city of canals covered in snow. It was a beautiful sight. Yet rather than filling me with joy, it caused me concern.
Of all the subjects covered by the U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks, climate change appears to have generated the most frustration, anger and pessimism.
An international team of climate scientists is calling on the public to help with a new initiative aimed at predicting how the climate will change during the 21st century.
Mayors from around the world have signed a voluntary pact committing them to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions at a climate summit in Mexico City.
Mayor Lois Jackson, Delta, BC, Canada, on reducing carbon emissions by promoting green jobs.
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupted Saturday, sending ash and lava spewing nearly a mile into the sky.
There is a striking contrast between the issues being discussed at the climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, this week, and news reports of the views voiced by some of the incoming freshmen to the House of Representatives.
In June, CNN's Anna Coren asked the outgoing U.N. climate chief if a deal can be reached at the next climate talks.
Industries that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases don't expect any new restrictions from the incoming U.S. Congress or the ongoing international climate talks in Cancun, Mexico.
November 30th marks the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, and although it was extremely active, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling 2010 a "gentle giant."
A rise in global temperatures of four degree Celsius is likely to occur during the 21st century causing "devastating impacts" if greenhouse gas emissions continue rising at the current rate, according to a group of international scientists.
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