Hurricane Michael intensified from Category 1 to Category 4 in just 24 hours. Furious winds and an 8- to 12-foot storm surge were fueled by warming sea surface temperatures.
President Obama vetoed a bill that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but that still doesn't mean the project is officially dead. But with collapsed oil prices and a world moving away from fossil fuels, would Keystone's builders eventually regret it if they do win approval?
Texas is the biggest climate polluter in the U.S. It’s also is also extremely vulnerable to some of the impacts of climate change. But the state’s most prominent politicians say they don't believe that climate change is real. It all adds up to a big problem for Texas and the rest of us.
With hundreds of years of experience behind them, the Netherlands are still pioneering ways to protect its communities from flooding. And as climate change makes flooding more of a global concern, other countries are paying attention to Dutch innovations.
A pair of researchers in Florida developed a startling hypothesis over a round of golf: Tracking fish could tell us more about meteorological patterns around the world. Two years later, that hypothesis is bearing out, with great impacts for science.
The popular crayfish, perhaps better known in some corners as the crawfish, is on the move. The red swamp crayfish is invading, with some outside assistance, Washington State lakes and pushing out native species.
Detroit residents and officials are struggling with the Congress' steadfast refusal to offer the recently bankrupt city any bailout money, especially while most have memories of the 2008 federal bailout of the auto industry including Michigan-based General Motors and Chrysler.
The drive to build the Keystone XL pipeline and the deadly oil train wreck in Canada earlier this month have launched a lengthy discussion about how crude oil is moved around in this country. One critic says it should prompt a broad re-think of our use of fossil fuels.
Sixty feet beneath the water off the coast of Alabama is a forest of cypress trees that is more than 50,000 years old.
WIth progress on the ambitious Keystone XL pipeline halted, Canadian oil company Enbridge is attempting to convert some of its existing lines to carry dilbit, the petroleum produced by the country's abundant oil sands.
In his inaugural address on Monday, President Barack Obama spoke of America's need for renewable energy. But with Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman's recent approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Obama is faced with a new front in the ongoing energy debate.