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Study heats up sea level concerns

Antarctica ice melt may cause oceans to rise faster than thought

A better twist on tornadoes?

System may help forecasters provide earlier warnings of deadly twisters

Year-in-space astronaut hangs up his spacesuit, retires

WASHINGTON – After spending nearly a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly is hanging up his spacesuit. NASA announced Kelly’s retirement Friday, less than two weeks after he retur...

Climate change deniers suffer new setback

WASHINGTON – Climate change doubters may have lost one of their key talking points: a particular satellite temperature dataset that had seemed to show no warming for the past 18 years. ...

Studies support fears about sea levels

Oceans rising at fastest pace in centuries

El Niño to linger around for awhile longer

Meteorologists say weather system is weakening

Can mighty cockroach come to the rescue?

Insect’s special abilities inspire ideas for disaster-rescue robots

Astronomers hail detection of Einstein’s gravitational waves

Gravity waves will change how scientists observe universe

High temperatures help mosquitoes spread Zika

WASHINGTON – In its brief lifespan, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is caught in a race: Will it pass the disease to humans before it dies? Weather might make the differ...

Amount of man-made heat the oceans are absorbing is rising

Study raises alarms about how much heat seas are absorbing

2015 was Earth’s hottest in recorded history

WASHINGTON – Last year wasn’t just the Earth’s hottest year on record – it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration a...

El Niño helps year end on warmer, wetter note

WASHINGTON – December’s wild El Niño pushed 2015 in the United States to near-record levels for heat, moisture and downright extreme conditions, federal weather officials said Thursday. ...