Beadnose, the Fattest Bear of 2018, Is the Hero We Need Right Now

It is with equal parts sadness and joy that I must report that the end of Fat Bear Week is upon us and the fattest bear of them all has been decided. Read More >>

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We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster

By 2030, we as a collective 7 billion humans will know our fate, or at the very least, the fate of the most vulnerable among us. A landmark report released on Sunday sets the clock ticking for humanity and its quest to keep global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels. Read More >>

A Volcano Just Erupted in Tsunami-Rattled Indonesia 

The Indonesian island of Sulawesi has become a natural disaster zone. After a tsunami battered the island late last week, leaving at least 1,350 dead, a volcano has now erupted. Read More >>

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Climate Change Is Making Hurricane Scales Obsolete

One of the things you can count on in the wake of a hurricane making landfall is people clamouring for a new classification system. That’s what happened with Hurricane Florence in the US. And frankly, the discussion has never been more urgent thanks to climate change. Read More >>

The Earth’s Memory Is Locked in Ancient Seafloor Muck

The Earth does not forget. Meteor impacts, nuclear detonations, Ice Ages, earthquakes: The memories of them all are imprinted in the muck at the bottom of the ocean. Read More >>

These Photos of Typhoon Trami Are Jaw-Dropping 

Look, I’m as sick of typhoons and hurricanes menacing humanity as you are. They’re planetary bullies and they suck. But I can take a begrudging moment to appreciate how they look from space. Read More >>

This Deep Sea Eel Is the Coolest Thing You’ll See All Week

It’s been a long week. And next week isn’t looking better. But I would urge you to take a break from our never ending freak show on the surface and feast your eyes on one of the most amazing things you will ever see courtesy of scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus — this incredible eel. Read More >>

Canadian Firenado Steals Firefighters’ Hose, Hits Them With Burning Logs

It is becoming increasingly clear the planet is trying to tell us it is sick of our crap and it is done playing. The latest example? A firenado sucking a team of firefighters’ hose into the sky. Read More >>

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The Largest Wildfire in California’s History Is Finally Out

After nearly two months, the largest wildfire in the history of the US state of California has finally been put out. The Ranch Fire can now officially take its place in the record books, having burned a grand total of 459,123 acres. Read More >>

Earth Scientists Propose Giant Wall to Stop Antarctic Ice Sheet From Collapsing

Everyday it feels like science fiction and reality slide ever closer together. In the latest edition of “could this happen,” scientists have published a new study that weighs building massive berms to protect receding Antarctic glaciers. Read More >>

1.7 Million Chickens Have Drowned in Florence’s Floodwaters

Large parts of the Carolinas remain underwater thanks to Florence’s record rainfall, but the impacts of the storm are slowly trickling out. The latest news from the state’s flooded agriculture sector is not good. Read More >>

Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastation Left by Hurricane Florence

After ploughing into along America's North Carolina coast late last week, Florence lingered over the region all weekend like an unwanted house guest. Though its winds had slackened to a tropical depression by Sunday, the record-setting rains it unleashed have created a flooding catastrophe that is still unfolding. The scale of that catastrophe is now becoming apparent in aerial photographs. Read More >>

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in America

With an ear-splitting howl and booming surf, Hurricane Florence has arrived in the US, on the coast of state North Carolina. The storm could be a landmark event that breaks rainfall records, leaves waterways flooded for weeks, and reshapes the Carolinas coast for decades. Read More >>

Super Typhoon Mangkhut Is the Strongest Storm on Earth This Year

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is the biggest, baddest storm on the planet, and it’s bearing down on the Philippines’ most populous island. Read More >>

How a Battle to Build the Best Weather Model Impacts Everyone on Earth

Hurricane Sandy was one of the most destructive storms in US history. But beyond the catastrophic losses of life and property, the storm also dealt a blow to the American weather modelling community. The American weather model whiffed on the initial forecast, but its European counterpart was dead on. Read More >>