Northern Europe has been hit hard by a rapid succession of winter storms that have resulted in extensive flooding and storm damage across Europe, with the last two extratropical cyclones, Storms Ciara and Dennis, leaving 24 dead along paths that stretched from North America through Northern Europe. But is the slowdown of the Northread more

A record-high temperature was recorded in Antarctica on February 6, with the thermometer hitting 18.3°C (64.9°F) at Esperanza Base, on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, according to Argentina’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN). This temperature beats the previous record of 17.5°C (63.5°F) by 0.8°C (1.44°F), made at the sameread more

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a novel method of combating one of the suspected causes behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) that has been affecting beehives around the world: genetically-modify the bacteria that live in the insects’ guts. Although there has been a number of proposedread more

An effort to rid the oceans of plastic waste that was launched seven years ago has finally borne fruit: the nonprofit organization The Ocean Cleanup reports that one of their ships was able to successfully gather plastic pollution from their proof-of-concept prototype operating in the Pacific Ocean—including tires, microplastics, ghostread more