Trees provide koalas with more than food and shelter ? they also serve as air conditioners, scientists say.
The price of extreme weather events continues to rise. Superstorm Sandy and the ongoing drought made 2012 the second costliest weather and climate disaster year since 1980, racking up more than $110 billion in damage.
Sexism may be getting in the way of hurricane safety.
Blacks, Asians and Latinos are more likely to live in ?urban heat islands? that are most at risk during extreme heat waves that are expected to worsen due to climate change, according to a new study.
The activity of the sun may have more of an influence on lightning storms on Earth than was previously thought, a new study suggests.
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York, according to his close friend and assistant, clarinetist Virgil Blackwell. He was 103. Not only did Carter long outlive all of the significant composers of his generation, he astonished the musical world by remaining inventive and prolific up to the end. On Oct. 25, Los Angeles Philharmonic musical director Gustavo Dudamel conducted the world premiere of Carter's most recent piece, "Dialogues II," at La Scala in Milan. ...