The World Meteorological Organization has declared last year the one of the three warmest years on record. The WMO notes that these years have all been within the past 12 years, and warns that the warming may trigger continuing extreme weather.
June 30, 2015 A new recycling method recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste. The process, which inexpensively processes and directly reuses samarium-cobalt ... read more
June 30, 2015 Parts of the western Solomon Islands, a region thought to be free of large earthquakes until an 8.1 magnitude quake devastated the area in 2007, have a long history of big ... read more
July 2, 2015 Geologists have seen ridges and valleys form in real time and -- even though the work was a fast-forwarded operation done in a laboratory setting -- they now have an idea of ... read more
Feb. 6, 2013 The globally-averaged temperature for 2012 marked the 10th warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 36th consecutive year with a global temperature above the 20th century ... read more
Jan. 19, 2012 The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in which nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern ... read more
July 18, 2010 June was the fourth consecutive month that was the warmest on record for the combined global land and surface temperatures (March, April, and May were also the warmest). This was the 304th ... read more