For the first time on record, the main nursery of the Arctic sea ice in Siberia has not started freezing in late October due to unusually warm temperatures in northern Russia and the intrusion of Atlantic waters, according to climate scientists.
The impressive but scary phenomenon was said to have formed following bad weather across a number of islands in Greece’s Dodecanese archipelago. A waterspout is a common phenomenon in some areas caused by a low-intensity storm and is, in ordinary circumstances, not a cause for concern, according to meteorologists.
Five environmental groups, represented by attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oregon, filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday for using tear gas against protesters in Portland, Oregon.
Researchers working in conjunction with California State University’s Long Beach Shark Lab recently revealed that they have managed to tag 38 sharks - the most in the program’s 10 active years - off the coast of Southern California in 2020.
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Alaska Monday local time, prompting a tsunami warning to go into effect. No injuries or structural damages have been reported so far.
A team of scientists recently provided additional insight into the August collapse of the Milne Ice Shelf - the last intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic - and revealed that in its demise, the massive chunk of ice also took down a valuable research station.
A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B reveals that ocean warming has killed half of the coral in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Prolonged floods in central Vietnam have affected nearly a million people, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a press release on Wednesday.
Scientists in the state of Washington have announced that they were again unsuccessful in live-tracking an Asian giant hornet - or "murder hornet” - to locate and destroy its nest and quell the species’ spread in the US.
As some 11 million US residents in Hurricane Delta’s projected path wait out the storm's landfall, the Category 2 storm’s strong winds and storm surges are expected to bring about “life-threatening” conditions - some of which began prior to the cyclone’s arrival to the US Gulf.
The rare weather phenomenon, which looks very similar to lightning, was said to have been captured by a military plane from the 99th Squadron of the UK Royal Air Force during a nighttime flight through the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) near the equator.
Forecast to strike the US Gulf Coast on Friday, Hurricane Delta has prompted a series of storm surge and hurricane warning alerts across the region, as residents quickly work to secure their homes and prepare for the worst while the cyclone nears the coastline.
Researchers from the Institute of Marine Research were amazed by the sheer size of the reef, which has remained undiscovered despite being 2 kilometres long.
Ice loss from Greenland’s ice sheet will cause sea levels to increase more during the 21st century than any ice loss during any 100-year period in the last 12,000 years, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
A zoologist working on the Antarctic coast recently came across a puzzling situation: seemingly new remains of Adelie penguins were appearing in a place not known for hosting a colony in at least a century.
The California state government and President Donald Trump's federal administration have been locked in a legal tussle since last year over whether the state should have the right to set its own vehicle emissions limits.
As a dangerous heat wave has struck the Golden State, thousands of residents living in California’s Shasta and Napa counties have been ordered to flee their homes after two new wildfires emerged over the weekend.
As wildfires continue to scorch the US West Coast, area winemakers are bracing for possible production and revenue hits due to the rejection of grapes that have been tainted by heavy smoke.
Researchers at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center revealed on Monday that Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent on September 15, with the second-lowest area on record, a development that threatens human habitation and food security, an expert told Sputnik.
At least 380 whales have died in a mass stranding in a remote bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officials confirmed Wednesday, in what has become the largest mass strandings ever recorded on the island.