• climate change May 28, 2022 1:50 pm

    Weather's Unwanted Guest: Nasty La Niña Keeps Popping Up

    La Niña, the flip side of the better known El Niño weather condition, keeps popping up. La Niña is the natural but temporary cooling of parts of the Pacific that changes weather worldwide.

  • carbon footprint December 9, 2019 4:09 am

    Climate Scientists Try to Cut Their Own Carbon Footprints

    For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral. Add to that flights to Paris, Rome, Vancouver and elsewhere. All told, in the last three…

  • director November 15, 2019 4:53 pm

    Historic Flooding Highlights Venice's Vulnerability

    The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise. That reality became more stark this week when Venice was hit with its worst flood in over 50 years, caused by a nearly 1.9 meter (6-foot) tide that sent waist-high water flowing through St. Mark’s Square, cast the city’s world-famous...

  • Delaware November 15, 2019 1:52 pm

    Venice Floods Prompt Italy's State of Emergency

    Venice is experiencing continuous high tide levels this week, which is jeopardizing many of the city’s iconic treasures.

  • Donald Trump November 8, 2019 4:44 pm

    Fact Check: Trump Again Misunderstands California's Wildfires

    For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump inaccurately attributed California’s rash of wildfires to poor forest management. He also falsely said other states don’t have “close to the level of burn” as California. Most of the Golden State’s latest blazes aren’t in forests, experts explained, and therefore aren’t the types of fires that would benefit from better...

  • Donald Trump October 24, 2019 12:24 pm

    Reporter Films Escape Surrounded By Fire

    NBC Bay Area Reporter Bob Redell and his crew had to evacuate when flames got too close. Redell filmed the escape.

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute September 25, 2019 12:52 pm

    ‘We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

    Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic and losing oxygen, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report issued as...

  • head September 22, 2019 4:03 pm

    World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

    Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn’t planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday’s special “action summit.” Only those with new, specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world’s attention, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. So sit down, Brazil. Sit down, Saudi Arabia....

  • director August 23, 2019 4:48 pm

    The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

    Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world’s largest rainforest is often called the “lungs of the earth.”

  • georgia August 15, 2019 4:41 pm

    NASA Scientists Fly Over Greenland to Track Melting Ice

    The fields of rippling ice 500 feet below the NASA plane give way to the blue-green of water dotted with irregular chunks of bleached-white ice, some the size of battleships, some as tall as 15-story buildings. Like nearly every other glacier on Greenland, the massive Kangerlussuaq is melting. In fact, the giant frozen island has seen one of its biggest...

  • food August 8, 2019 1:52 pm

    UN Climate Report: Change Land Use to Avoid a Hungry Future

    Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth’s land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and less nutritious. “The cycle is accelerating,” said NASA climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig, a co-author of the report. “The...

  • Associated Press August 3, 2019 4:56 pm

    Walloped by Heat Wave, Greenland Sees Massive Ice Melt

    The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. Greenland, the world’s largest island, is a semi-autonomous Danish territory between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans that has 82% of its surface covered in ice....

  • Russia July 18, 2019 10:24 pm

    The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

    The heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius), about 1.7 degrees (0.9 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going back to 1880. NASA...

  • Chicago July 19, 2019 5:33 am

    Extreme Heat Sets In

    An extreme heatwave is settling in over nearly two-thirds of the country.

  • Mexico July 1, 2019 3:45 pm

    Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

    The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high in 2014. But three years later, the annual average extent of Antarctic sea ice hit its lowest mark, wiping out three-and-a-half decades of gains — and then...

  • Governor June 27, 2019 7:14 am

    Fact Check: Dems' Missteps on Climate, Wages in Debate

    This was no Trump rally. Ten Democrats kicked off the presidential debate season with a sober rendering of policy that featured a smattering of missteps on climate change, the economy and more but no whoppers. The Democrats spoke largely in generalities Wednesday night and when they got into the nuts and bolts, their claims largely checked out. But not always.

  • China June 27, 2019 7:23 pm

    Key Moments From Democratic Debates: Night 1

    From bilingual candidates to heated debates on healthcare, here are the key moments from night one of the Democratic debates.

  • King April 16, 2019 8:30 am

    Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Faster Than Scientists Thought, Study Finds

    Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of inland masses of snow compressed into ice are shrinking 18 percent faster than an international panel...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. April 8, 2019 5:27 am

    NASA Scientist Uses Comedy to Talk Climate Change

    Josh Willis is an accomplished NASA scientist, but his night job is using comedy to spark the conversation on climate change. Belen De Leon and Tommy Bravo report for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on April 7, 2019.

  • King April 16, 2019 5:27 am

    NASA Scientist Using Comedy to Bring Awareness to Climate Change

    Climate change can be a difficult topic to explain and understand, but one NASA scientist has found a funny way to talk about the issue.

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