The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) began releasing filtered wastewater from the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean on August 24, 12 years after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns in three of the plant’s reactors. Despite assurances from TEPCO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the treated water being dischargedread more

While record-breaking wildfires are raging across parts of North America, heavy rains have caused equally-heavy flooding on the east coast of North America and northern India, with a stalled storm causing inundations in Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Vermont, with over 14 million residents being underread more

Following an uncommonly-prolonged three-year La Niña, ocean surface temperatures have risen precipitously over the past two months, reaching record-breaking highs—and a warm El Niño period is forecast to begin sometime within the next few months. Satellite and Argo buoy data gathered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed thatread more