Earth Science

Cold, dry climate shifts linked to Neanderthal disappearance

Aug 27, 2018

Scientists say ancient shifts in climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe

Mount Etna volcano roars into action with ash and lava

Aug 24, 2018

Mount Etna volcano in Sicily has roared back into spectacular action, sending up plumes of ash and spewing lava

Science Says: Hawaii hurricanes rare, but getting less so

Aug 23, 2018

Hawaii doesn't get many hurricanes thanks to wind currents, but that may be changing with global warming

Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900

Aug 22, 2018

A strong aftershock has shaken Venezuela's northeastern coast following the most powerful earthquake to hit the area in more than a century

Germany gives aid to drought-hit farmers after poor harvest

Aug 22, 2018

The German government pledged financial aid Wednesday to thousands of farmers whose harvests suffered as a result of this year's extreme drought that experts say will become more common in future due to climate change

Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported

Aug 22, 2018

A powerful earthquake has shaken eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital

Study: Climate change possible cause of bird species decline

Aug 19, 2018

Scientists studying the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border say climate change could be to blame

Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires

Aug 19, 2018

An AP analysis shows higher temperatures are turbocharging wildfire season in the American West

Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

Aug 15, 2018

Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves

Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

Aug 15, 2018

Climate and weather scientists say hailstorms already inflict billions of dollars in damage, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories

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