Earth Science

US judge throws out climate change lawsuits against big oil

Jun 26, 2018

A U.S. judge has thrown out lawsuits that sought to hold big oil companies liable for the role of fossil fuels in global warming.

Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers say

Jun 22, 2018

Toxic algae blooms like one that prompted a recent drinking water advisory in Salem, Oregon, are happening more often and lasting longer across the U.S.

Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

Jun 20, 2018

Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the nation's culture wars

NOT REAL NEWS: Erupting Hawaii volcano not raining gemstones

Jun 20, 2018

NOT REAL NEWS: Scientists say a Hawaii volcano isn't making gemstones rain from the sky

Warned 30 years ago, global warming 'is in our living room'

Jun 18, 2018

Thirty years ago a NASA scientist said global warming was here in what was called the opening salvo of the age of climate change

Study: 2014 Napa quake may be linked to groundwater changes

Jun 13, 2018

New research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in August 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust due to seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and Sonoma valleys

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

Jun 13, 2018

Scientists are worried because they see the ice at the bottom of the globe disappearing at an ever faster rate

Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

Jun 8, 2018

Scientists say there's no way to know when the volcano eruption on Hawaii will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open

The Latest: Death toll rises to 99 at Guatemala volcano

Jun 6, 2018

Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences has raised the death toll from Sunday's eruption of the Volcano of Fire to 99

The heat is back on high: May smashes US temperature records

Jun 6, 2018

Federal scientists say May shattered all kinds of heat records in the United States

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