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The dangerous heat wave sweeping the US isn’t just high temperatures. Heat index is all about how you sweat.
In a heat wave, the danger lies in both temperature and humidity. Here's what heat index is and why it's so important.
Antarctica is melting so fast that scientists are proposing shooting artificial snow out of cannons to slow it down
Two glaciers in Western Antarctica are on the verge of collapse. Scientists say dumping trillions of tons of artificial snow could stop the melt.
Deep below Alaskan ice, tiny life forms went untouched for 50,000 years. Scientists are probing them to improve the hunt for aliens.
Scientists found bacteria in liquid pockets under Alaskan permafrost. The microbes may offer clues about what life looks like on other planets.
‘Sunny-day flooding’ is projected to put parts of the US underwater for at least 100 days per year. Here’s what the Gulf and East c...
Tidal flooding is becoming more frequent as sea levels rise. It's expected to get much worse, especially along the US' Gulf and East coasts.
A human-sized jellyfish with frilly tentacles has been caught on camera — the largest researchers had ever encountered
Divers swimming in the English Channel near Cornwall came face-to-face with a barrel jellyfish about their own size.
‘Forever chemicals’ have been found in bottled water brands sold at Whole Foods and CVS, and it’s part of a larger contamination pro...
Massachusetts recommended that pregnant women and bottle-fed infants avoid drinking the bottled water "out of an abundance of caution."
Hurricane Barry is hitting Louisiana as the first hurricane of 2019. Here’s why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter.
Hurricane Barry is moving over the Louisiana coast. Here's how climate change is making storms stronger, wetter, and more frequent.
Hurricane Barry could breach New Orleans’ river levees. Here’s how the levee system works and how much it can withstand.
Hurricane Barry could raise the Mississippi River 19 feet in New Orleans. The levee system might not be able to hold it. Here's how it works.
Hurricane Barry is hitting Louisiana with heavy rain and 75-mph winds. Here are the 14 most important ways to prepare for a hurricane.
Hurricane Barry is moving over land as a Category 1 storm. Here are the Red Cross' recommendations for how to prepare.
Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall tomorrow morning as a hurricane. Here’s where the storm’s path is heading.
Tropical Storm Barry is headed toward Louisiana. It's expected to make landfall tomorrow morning, then head north toward Arkansas and beyond.