Do Cow Farts Actually Contribute to Global Warming?

There are currently approximately 1.3 to 1.5 billion cows grazing, sleeping, and chewing their cud at any given time on planet Earth. And these 1,300 pound (average weight for both a beef and dairy cow) animals eat a lot. Much like humans, when they eat, gas builds up inside of their guts and has to be expelled. (See » 4/11/14 7:15am Friday 7:15am

Watch These Cute Soap Bubble Vortices Help Us Understand Deadly Storms

These swirling vortices look an awful lot like the satellite weather images we see every day, but in fact they're the beautifully intricate surface of a soap bubble—which could help researchers understand the storms that threaten millions of lives every year. » 1/29/14 7:30am 1/29/14 7:30am

L.A. Weather Isn't Always Perfect: Snow & Hurricanes in the Southland

How many people has climate lured to the Southland? Idyllic images of a sun-drenched region—packaged into travel narratives, citrus crate labels, and surf-rock songs—attracted millions to the Los Angeles area. As early as the 1870s, tubercular invalids were moving to the region for its dry air and mild temperatures.… » 1/28/14 5:19pm 1/28/14 5:19pm

China Plans to Fight Its Smog With Artificial Rain

China has an awful smog problem, which means its cities smell, are hard to breathe in, and, in the most unfortunate extreme, give children cancer. But its authorities hope that it may have found a solution, in the form of artificial rain. » 12/05/13 8:30am 12/05/13 8:30am

How Much Global Warming Will Happen Before You Kick The Bucket?

On Friday the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put its collective foot down about global warming. It's happening and it's our fault. But as with any issue that affects all of humanity, the most important question is what's gonna happen to you? Will you have to give up air conditioning? Will the song "White… » 9/29/13 10:18am 9/29/13 10:18am


Brace yourself ladies and gentlemen for some breaking somewhat-climate-change-related news coming out of the Arctic. The North Pole that just one week ago looked like a lake on the top of planet Earth, no longer looks like a lake. It's frozen now, just like it usually is. » 8/01/13 12:34pm 8/01/13 12:34pm