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What’s This Subtropical Storm Thing Headed Toward the Gulf Coast? What’s This Subtropical Storm Thing Headed Toward the Gulf Coast?

It’s six days from the official start of hurricane season, but we already have our first named storm. The National Hurricane Center has started issuing advisories on Subtropical Storm Alberto, which...wait, what in tarnation is a subtropical storm?

This Climate Visualization Belongs in a Damn Museum This Climate Visualization Belongs in a Damn Museum

There’s a new global warming illustration that’s fit for the Museum of Modern Art or the Getty. Seriously, just look at that stunner up there.

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Is Here (Sorry) The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Is Here (Sorry)

The respite from last year’s record hurricane season was too short and unsettled for residents from Houston to San Juan. And now it’s almost over.

Hurricane Season May Start Early to Ruin Your Memorial Day Weekend Hurricane Season May Start Early to Ruin Your Memorial Day Weekend

Hurricane season begins June 1, but the tropics are coming alive a week ahead of schedule. A disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula is starting to get organized, and there’s a high chance it could be a tropical depression by this weekend. Even if it doesn’t build into a tropical system, the storm will still bring…

The EPA Barred Flint's Representatives From Attending Its Toxic Water Summit [Updated] The EPA Barred Flint's Representatives From Attending Its Toxic Water Summit [Updated]

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues its descent into authoritarianism under Scott Pruitt. At a summit about reducing toxic chemicals in drinking water, the agency reportedly barred staff from Rep. Dan Kildee’s (D-Michigan) district from entering.

There's Another Weird Tropical Cyclone Headed to the Middle East

Another rare tropical cyclone situation is unfolding in the Middle East. Cyclone Mekunu spun up on Tuesday and is now heading toward Salalah, the capital of Oman.

A Deadly Heat Wave Is Sweeping Over Pakistan A Deadly Heat Wave Is Sweeping Over Pakistan

For the past month, South Asia has been home to some of the most extreme weather on the planet. Pakistan set an all-time world heat record for April, and India was bombarded by violent dust storms. Now another heat wave is rocking the region, killing at least 65 people in Karachi.

Breaking: Trump Administration Climate Change Report Mentions Climate Change Breaking: Trump Administration Climate Change Report Mentions Climate Change

The resistance is on a roll. Fresh off the small victory of the NASA administrator saying accurate things about climate change, the National Park Service has released a report on climate change that mentions climate change.

California Should Fight Inequality to Fight Climate Change California Should Fight Inequality to Fight Climate Change

California announced a sweeping rooftop solar mandate earlier this month. The first-in-the-nation policy will require all newly-constructed homes and small apartments to have solar panels on their roofs starting in 2020.

A Rare Cyclone Is About to Hit Somalia

On Wednesday, Cyclone Sagar formed deep in the Gulf of Aden, which separates the Middle East and East Africa. The basically unprecedented storm is taking aim at Somalia and Djibouti—a country where tropical weather just doesn’t happen—this weekend. It could bring torrential rain and flash flooding to the area that’s…

Jim Bridenstine, Welcome to the Resistance Jim Bridenstine, Welcome to the Resistance

In any other country in the world, this would not be news. But nevertheless, take a deep breath and get ready to hear something big: a Trump administration official used scientifically accurate terms to talk about climate change.

Kilauea Just Had Its Biggest Eruption Yet Kilauea Just Had Its Biggest Eruption Yet

Hawaiians received a rude awakening on Thursday morning when Kilauea blew its top in the most violent summit eruption yet.

Bering Sea Ice Is Basically Gone Bering Sea Ice Is Basically Gone

Bering Sea ice has been battered all year by warm waters and wild winter heat waves. But at least it won’t have to suffer any more, because now it’s nearly all gone, basically a month ahead of schedule.

How Sound Can Help Scientists Track Earth's Vanishing Glaciers How Sound Can Help Scientists Track Earth's Vanishing Glaciers

Our planet is a symphonic masterpiece. Whales, rivers, water birds, springs, and ice all there for the listening, and they sound spectacular. But humans are changing the planet’s tune and adding discordant notes to the natural score.

Kilauea Spews Ash, Golf Continues Kilauea Spews Ash, Golf Continues

Kilauea has been oozing lava for weeks, but things took a turn for the worse on Tuesday when the summit crater sent ash flying up to 12,000 feet above sea level. This sign of the apocalypse apparently wasn’t enough to deter golfers from hitting the links.

Did New York Just Get Hit By a Derecho? Did New York Just Get Hit By a Derecho?

Your humble Earther weather correspondent went the roof of Gizmodo Media’s offices to capture the above picture. By the time he descended to the ground floor, all hell had broken loose.

Enormous Wildfires Are Spreading in Siberia Enormous Wildfires Are Spreading in Siberia

Dry, warm weather has primed Siberia for wildfires this spring. After a moderate outbreak in April, the countryside has lit up in a major way in May. The fires are the latest in a litany of changes taking place in the northern part of the world.

More Republicans Support Expanding Renewable Energy Than Fossil Fuels More Republicans Support Expanding Renewable Energy Than Fossil Fuels

When Earther last checked in on Americans’ views on climate change, we found conservative climate denial is a uniquely American trait. A new Pew Research survey affirms the partisan divide is as strong as ever when it comes to accepting basic climate science. But there’s also something that should give you hope:…

Costa Rica Plans to Be the World's First Fossil Fuel-Free Country Costa Rica Plans to Be the World's First Fossil Fuel-Free Country

If you’re looking for a beacon of climate hope in our dark, wretched world, look to Costa Rica. The country accounts for a fraction of the world’s carbon emissions, but something like 99 percent of global ambition to address climate change. Case in point: this week, its new president announced he plans to make the…

How Long Until Life Comes Back to Kilauea?

Toxic gases and oozing lava have turned the once vibrant forests on the eastern flank of Kilauea into a wasteland. The destruction may get even worse, with the risk rising for an explosive eruption as the lava lake at the top of the volcano drops. But it’s never too early to start talking about what comes after things …

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