We see the destruction that the Earth can unleash in the news on a regular basis. Here you can learn about hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other forces of nature.
While most of the rest of the world has switched to Celsius, the U.S. continues to use the Fahrenheit temperature scale, apparently out of simple inertia.
NOAA is expecting widespread flooding throughout the United States this spring. Are you ready?
The simple explanation is you have to be in just the right spot and the conditions have to be perfect for you to see the entire 360 degrees.
Auroras are one of the best parts about living on a planet with a global magnetic field. And they still puzzle space weather experts.
Whenever a winter is exceptionally cold, the term "polar vortex" gets thrown around, causing many to wonder if it is a new weather phenomenon. Actually, the polar vortex is always with us – just usually with a lower profile.
Rock salt is the go-to for melting ice on the roadways. But why?
You may never see it happen live, but if you do, consider yourself lucky. Because this meteorological phenomenon doesn't happen very often.
Thanks in part to strict building codes, damage from the November 7.0 earthquake was relatively minimal.
This ice-age asteroid crater isn't just the first of its kind. It may also be the smoking gun about what triggered the Younger Dryas, one of the most well-known examples of abrupt climate change.
Ice cubes usually look cloudy and opaque in the middle, despite the fact that water is clear. What's the deal?
Noctilucent clouds form at high altitudes when drifting particles become coated with ice crystals at low temperatures.
Most people probably think high winds are the deadliest aspect of a hurricane. But they'd be wrong. It's the wall of water brought on by storm surge that barrels on shore taking out everything in its path.
From hurricanes, to earthquakes, to tornadoes, there's no shortage of potential disasters that can ruin homes and devastate lives. Think you’re ready to survive the next disaster? Take this quiz and find out.
When Mother Nature is at her worst, the state and federal governments often step in to protect U.S. citizens. But moving masses of people away from the coast isn't an easy feat.
It's sometimes easy to confuse the two, but weather and climate are very different things.
Even though Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 2, the storm could still unleash an historic amount of rain.
Hurricane Hector is barreling toward the erupting volcano Kilauea. What could possibly be worse?
The Carr fire in Northern California is currently the sixth-largest in the state's history. How did it get so out of control?
Or do we just stick with the five categories we already have?
Scorching-high temps seem to be the norm this summer. So what does this kind of heat do to your body?
A fire can burn for years, yes years, in a swamp. What's the deal?
Both dry and over-saturated soil can contribute to flash flooding. Can anything be done to prevent them from becoming catastrophic?
Tsunamis are triggered by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on the ocean's floor. But other massive waves are caused by wind and can come on suddenly and without warning.
The evidence is clear: Human activities — like the burning of fossil fuels — are the main driving force behind modern climate change.
To date 14 massive fissures have opened up near Kilauea, and the Big Island has been rocked by repeated earthquakes. Do these geological events foreshadow a massive volcanic eruption?