A new study has found that the wavy jet stream pattern that tends to bring warm winter weather to the U.S. West and cold weather to the East was set in place 4,000 years ago.
What does that mean for global weather? The climate pattern explained.
Northwest Pacific winter storms are now 10 percent stronger than they were 30 years ago, before Asian countries began their industrial boom, according to research published April 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
While renewable energy developers dream of harnessing the stronger, more consistent breezes that blow thousands of feet above our heads, it's hard to say when airborne wind energy technology will become commercially viable.
Washington state officials now say at least 36 people are confirmed dead after a huge mudslide tore through the quiet community of Oso, Wash., last month.
Despite a late-season boost from the cold weather patterns similar to those that blasted England with terrific storms in February, Arctic sea ice is still on a long-term decline, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Sep 8, 2012; 5:00 AM ET With shorter days and colder nights in the fall and winter, some people develop seasonal affective disorder. When shopping for lightbulbs to treat the 'winter blues,'consider energy-efficient bulbs.