Latest science news in Earth & Climate

Global symmetry found to be not completely necessary for the protection of topological boundary states

1 week ago from Physorg

An international team led by researchers at Nankai University in China and at University of Zagreb in Croatia, along with team at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)...

US-German satellites show California water gains after record winter

1 week ago from Physorg

Early data show the greatest net gain of water over the winter in nearly 22 years, but the state's groundwater levels still suffer from the effects of years of drought.

Smoky skies bulletins issued, warning of poor air quality across B.C.

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements on poor air quality across multiple regions of B.C. due to wildfire smoke and fine particulate matter on Wednesday.

Poor air quality, high pollution levels persist Thursday in Toronto

1 week ago from CBC: Health

For the third day in a row, Toronto is under a special weather statement for high levels of pollution in the air — and Thursday's air quality is now about the...

Climate Change Threatens Military Readiness

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

The growing frequency and intensity of heat waves around the globe pose "a substantial, persistent 'non-combat threat'" to military training and operations, according to experts in environmental, thermoregulatory and cardiovascular...

Look: Three men swept out to sea on giant inflatable duck

1 week ago from UPI

Marine rescuers in England said a paddleboarder came to the assistance of three men who drifted out to sea on an inflatable duck.

Kamala Harris announces $100M initiative to fight climate change, arms smuggling in Caribbean

1 week ago from UPI

Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis in Nassau to announce new federal efforts to curtail climate change and arms trafficking throughout the Caribbean.

Chris Stapleton cancels New York show due to wildfire smoke

1 week ago from UPI

Chris Stapleton postponed his Thursday concert in Syracuse, N.Y., due to air quality conditions from Canadian wildfires.

Here comes El Nino: It's early, likely to be big, sloppy and add even more heat to a warming world

1 week ago from Physorg

An early bird El Nino has officially formed, likely to be strong, warp weather worldwide and give an already warming Earth an extra kick of natural heat, meteorologists announced.

Hawaii’s Mount Kīlauea volcano erupts again—and you can watch it live

1 week ago from PopSci

A summit eruption of Kīlauea volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, began at approximately 4:44 AM on June 7, 2023. Lava is flowing on the crater floor and there are several active vent sources....

Smoke from Canadian wildfires poses danger to heart health

1 week ago from UPI

As a huge plume of smoke from over 400 Canadian wildfires swept south and turned New York City into a landscape that resembled Mars more than Earth, heart experts warned...

Philippines raises volcano alert to 3 after summit collapses on Mayon Volcano

1 week ago from UPI

The collapse of its summit dome and repeated rockfall events have led Filipino volcano officials to raise the alert level on the Mayon Volcano on Thursday to Level 3.

El Niño planet-warming weather phase has begun

Storms, droughts and record high temperatures lie ahead as US scientists confirm that El Niño has arrived.

Aviation turbulence strengthened as the world warmed, research shows

1 week ago from Physorg

The skies aircraft fly through are bumpier today than four decades ago, scientists have found, after producing a new analysis showing that turbulence has increased as the climate changed.

Is climate change fuelling Canada's wildfires?

Smoke from wildfires has enveloped Toronto and New York. We look at the role of a changing climate.

'Dark design' can nudge you into tipping more, says expert

Tipping is now commonplace in all sorts of Canadian businesses, and one expert says the prompts employed can play on our desire to seem generous.

Volodymyr Zelensky visits flood devastated region, 8 people reported killed

1 week ago from UPI

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday visited the southern Kherson region inundated following the Kakhovka dam collapse as the first deaths were reported amid warnings of landmines swept away in...

Why earthquakes happen more frequently in Britain than Ireland

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies have discovered that variations in the thickness of tectonic plates relate directly to the distribution of earthquakes...

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan: 'Never Have I Ever' Season 4 'absolutely bold'

1 week ago from UPI

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Jaren Lewison, Poorna Jagannathan and more cast members discuss the final season of "Never Have I Ever," premiering Thursday on Netflix.

World warming at record 0.2 C per decade, scientists warn

1 week ago from Physorg

Record-high greenhouse gas emissions and diminishing air pollution have caused an unparalleled acceleration in global warming, 50 top scientists warned Thursday in a sweeping climate science update.

Air pollution cloaks eastern US for a second day. Here's why there is so much smoke

1 week ago from Physorg

Intense smoke blanketed the northeastern United States for a second day Wednesday, turning the air a yellowish gray and prompting warnings for people to stay inside and keep windows closed....

Brazilian Amazon deforestation falls 31% under Lula

1 week ago from Physorg

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell by 31 percent in the first five months of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's administration versus the same period last year, officials said...

Greenhouse gas emissions at 'all-time high' causing unprecedented rate of global warming, warn scientists

1 week ago from Physorg

Human-caused global warming has continued to increase at an "unprecedented rate" since the last major assessment of the climate system published two years ago, say 50 leading scientists.

Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash

1 week ago from Physorg

Philippine scientists said that a "hazardous eruption" of a volcano in the archipelago could be days or weeks away, and urged the evacuation of nearby residents from their homes.

US haze from Canada fires rare and extreme event: expert

1 week ago from Physorg

The air pollution swamping the northeast United States this week from smoke spewed by fires in Canada is "exceptionally rare" and "extreme", said Ryan Stauffer, a NASA scientist specializing in...

Air India: U.S.-bound passengers stranded in Russia back in the air

1 week ago from UPI

Hundreds of U.S.-bound passengers who were stranded in Russia where their flight made an emergency diversion due to engine problems landed early Thursday in San Francisco, Air India said.

On This Day, June 8: USS Liberty attacked off Egypt

1 week ago from UPI

On June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty, an intelligence ship sailing in international waters off Egypt, was attacked by Israeli jet planes and torpedo boats.

Dozens of Chinese aircraft enter Taiwan air defense zone

1 week ago from UPI

Taiwan detected 37 sorties by Chinese military aircraft into its air defense identification zone Thursday, the island's Defense Ministry said.