WASHINGTON — The United States is already setting twice as many daily heat records as cold records, but a new study predicts that will get a lot more lopsided as man-made climate change worsens.
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By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Federal meteorologists say Earth’s 16-month streak of record high temperatures is finally over.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last month’s 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius) was merely the second hottest September on record for the globe. That’s slightly cooler than the September record set last year. But it was warmer than the 20th century average.
WASHINGTON — A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years.
WASHINGTON — Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite.
WASHINGTON — Earth just broiled to its hottest month in recorded history, according to NASA.
Even after the fading of a strong El Nino, which spikes global temperatures on top of man-made climate change, July burst global temperature records.
WASHINGTON — Tempers are rising in America, along with the temperatures.
WASHINGTON — It’s the early bird that gets the Cheetos. But it’s the bigger bird that steals it away.
Behavioural ecologist Rhea Esposito used the snack food to see how two types of smart birds smaller magpies and bigger crows interact and compete for food.
WASHINGTON — Scientists now calculate that Greenland sharks are Earth’s oldest living animals with backbones.
They estimate that one of those grey sharks was born in icy Arctic waters roughly 400 years ago and lived until only a couple of years ago.
WASHINGTON — A new study clearly connects rising temperatures to increases in waterborne food-poisonings and other infections.
WASHINGTON — Flying through dangerous cold and pitch-dark, a small plane is making a 1,500-mile trip to evacuate a sick worker from a remote U.S. science station on the South Pole.