Dangerous heat is roasting parts of Australia with temperatures that haven't been seen in decades. The temperature in Sydney hit an almost 80-year high of 47.3°C, on Sunday — a sharp contrast to the bitter cold that has gripped much of the US.
Yet another reason to worry about global warming may be an increase in the number of women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, suggested a new study that found seasonal higher temperatures are tied to an increased risk for what's known as gestational diabetes.
Scientists usually study weather as a consequence of global climate patterns — an output rather than an input. But new research by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a reminder that weather can be analyzed as both a cause and an effect.
Counting every raindrop or measuring every gust of wind is impossible, but New York is getting closer with a uniquely extensive statewide system of automated weather stations that should paint a dramatically clearer picture of developing storms.
South Africa suffered its driest year on record in 2015, the national weather service said on Thursday, as a drought that has threatened the vital maize crop and hit economic growth showed no sign of abating.