The explosive eruption of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai underwater volcano in January was the largest explosion on record—either man-made or natural, rivaled only by the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa—and the largest volcanic eruption since Mount Pinatubo’s 1991 eruption, making for an event that ejected a massive amount of material high into the atmosphere.
Tropical Storm Ian has rapidly intensified into a hurricane as he approaches the U.S, and a Florida forecaster warns that it could be the storm of a “lifetime.” On Monday (September 26), evacuation orders were issued for some military personnel and residents as Ian whipped 80-mph winds and drew closer
A new study of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier has revealed that it appears to be melting even faster than previous estimates indicated, with the face of the ice sheet now retreating at a rate twice as fast as previously recorded. Nicknamed the “Doomsday Glacier” by the researchers that study it, the Thwaites Glacier is a
A two-month-long heat wave affecting large portions of China, declared the most severe in recorded history, is causing widespread drought across the country, drying up both rivers and crops, with hundreds of regions reporting record-breaking temperatures in excess of 40°C (104°F). This news comes at a time when many regions