Typhoon flogs Philippines

Typhoon flogs Philippines
As scientists try to understand the biggest storms in a warming earth, we try to make sense of what’s known, and what’s not. Does More »

Horrific Hurricanes

Horrific Hurricanes

How do hurricanes form? How do we predict their paths? How can we improve predictions? More »

Wave power

Wave power

The first ocean wave energy-capturing device with a permit to connect back to a public power grid will enter the Pacific next month. More »

Nothing light about lightning

Nothing light about lightning

New instruments are giving a better view of how those astonishingly strong lightning bolts form inside clouds. More »

Tornado prediction

Tornado prediction

Three essential elements drive a tornado: Wet air, dry air, and wind shear. What explains the big improvement in tornado prediction? More »

Fertilizing the ocean

Fertilizing the ocean

As Earth warms, should we try huge geoengineering projects to cool the climate? Would adding iron to fertilize ocean plants withdraw More »

Understanding Volcanoes

Understanding Volcanoes

How do volcanoes work, and how accurate are predictions? How have volcanoes changed the landscape? More »

Tornadoes: Power & Fury

Tornadoes: Power & Fury

Tornadoes kill 60 Americans each year. How do we predict tornadoes? How do we make houses safer? Where do tornadoes get their energy? More »