A team of researchers studying the dynamics of meltwater lakes that form on the surface of Greenland’s glaciers has discovered a previously-undiscovered source of heat that is melting the world’s largest island’s ice sheets from the bottom up: the sheer force of the meltwater draining to the bottom of theread more

The prolonged drought being experienced by the western portion of North America—now considered a “megadrought”—is the driest seen by the region in over 1,200 years, and is considered a worst-case climate change scenario, according to a new study. “Climate change is changing the baseline conditions toward a drier, gradually drierread more

Researchers have discovered what may have been a powerful solar storm that occurred nearly 9,200 years ago that may have been two orders of magnitude stronger than anything recorded in the modern era. Aside from the apparent sheer strength of the storm, the event has researchers concerned because it alsoread more