Thirty years of shrinking Arctic sea ice has boosted extreme summer weather, including heat waves and drought, in the United States and elsewhere.
The drones' viability as a delivery device will depend on their cost and energy efficiency compared to traditional shipping.
Wind and waves battered the northern European coastline last week in the worst gale in more than half a century. At the storm's peak, a wind gust of 142 mph was recorded just outside of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.
For some people it's a mountaintop, for others it's a lapping seashore, but for Gayle Ferrell, the most serene place on Earth is 650 feet (198 meters) underground.
As if volcanic eruptions weren't flashy enough on their own, volcanologists have added more flare to their research by using lasers to scan lava flows.
A new NASA-led study has discovered an intriguing link between sea ice conditions and the melting rate of Totten Glacier, the glacier in East Antarctica that discharges the most ice into the ocean.
There's an ongoing scientific quest to determine how tropical cyclones will change as a result of climate change, with researchers trying to understand whether such storms will get more frequent or more intense.
Dec 5, 2013; 5:00 AM ET December is a popular month to travel because of the holidays. Some of that travel is not helping the environment. Valerie Smock explains which mode of transportation is best for the Earth.