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These sled dogs aren't walking on water, but something fishy is going on

Each year in June, just before all the sea ice has melted, climate scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute head out by dog sled onto the Greenland sea ice to collect their instruments. Typically the dogs walk on ice for…

What is a landspout?

[embedded content] There are several types of well-known tornadoes — waterspouts, snowspouts and supercell tornadoes come to mind — but the landspout is unique because it borders the line between a full-blown tornado and a dust devil. A meteorologist named…

What to expect from the 2019 hurricane season

After two years of above-average activity, the 2019 hurricane season is here and meteorologists are predicting it will be less active this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a “near-normal” Atlantic hurricane season this year, with…

More than 200 tornadoes have ravaged the U.S. in the last 12 days

Depending on where you live in the U.S., May is often peak time for tornado season. This year is no exception. At least 225 tornadoes have been confirmed since May 17 throughout much of the U.S. in places like Missouri,…

How the new 5G network could wreak havoc on weather forecasts

While Americans are getting a next-generation cellular network — along with all the speed, increased coverage and efficiency it brings — weather forecasts may start to seem eerily familiar. Like 1980s familiar. That’s how badly meteorologists expect the 5G network…

Permafrost decomposes, releases carbon dioxide far quicker than once believed

Permafrost is soil that has remained frozen for at least two years, but some of it is ancient — frozen for tens of thousands of years or more. Since massive amounts of organic material is trapped in permafrost worldwide, scientists…

Violent tornadoes, severe weather rip through Plains, Midwest

[embedded content] Severe storms and devastating tornadoes have wreaked havoc in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas over the past few days. The video above captures the intensity of these storms as storm chaser Connor McCrorey from SevereStudios gets…

The Pliocene called. It wants its CO2 levels back.

Earth’s atmosphere is changing more quickly than ever before in human history, and it’s no secret why. Humans are releasing a flood of greenhouse gases, namely carbon dioxide, into the air by burning fossil fuels. CO2 lingers in the sky…

Is 'global warming' the right term to use?

Whenever there’s a cold snap, a big snowstorm or even just a chilly day in spring, you can hear the smug gloating of climate change naysayers as they titter on sarcastically about global “warming.” For those who care about facts…

What would Earth look like if all the ice melted?

[embedded content] We’ve learned over the past few years that global sea levels are rising at a rapid pace as global warming melts Earth’s ice. The consequence of this much ice melting so quickly is demonstrated in the video above…