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"Weather or Not"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.13.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am frequently under the weather, but I seldom know whether I will weather the storm that forecasters have forecast, which is why I can't predict what kind of weather I will be under.

Powerful Flares Disrupt Communication Systems

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science

The sun is at it again, unleashing a series of solar flares including one that caused brief disruptions in communication systems. NASA said its spa...

Are We Headed Toward A Mini Ice Age?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

If you thought the polar vortex was bad, get a load of a new climate phenomenon that just might be coming our way. Some scientists say we could be ...

Iceland's Northern Lights, Demystified

Cynthia Ord | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Cynthia Ord

Iceland is one of the world's most accessible spots for viewing the northern lights, making it one of the country's top tourist attractions. So what is the best way to go about seeing the phenomenon?

Surprising Links Seen Between Solar Activity, Earth's Climate

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 01/17/2013 07:56 AM EST on SPACE.com Even small changes in solar activity can impact Earth's climate in significant...

Huge Solar Blast May Boost Northern Lights This Week

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: Space.com, staff Published: 01/14/2013 05:09 PM EST on SPACE.com A huge sun eruption on Sunday (Jan. 13) unleashed a wave of solar plasma ai...

Solar Storm Forecasters See Record-Setting Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 01/04/2013 10:07 AM EST on SPACE.com The sun's peak of solar activity this year will likely be the quietest seen...

WATCH: Twin Sunspots Erupt In Spectacular Solar Storm

Posted 08.10.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 08/10/2012 07:55 AM EDT on SPACE.com The sun fired off a spectacular eruption last weekend, and a NASA spacecraft c...

THIS WEEKEND: Solar Flares May Amp Up Northern Lights

Posted 07.13.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 07/13/2012 12:01 PM EDT on SPACE.com A massive solar eruption may trigger an exceptional weekend northern lights displa...

Solar Flares Trigger Geomagnetic Storm On Earth

Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/19/2012 08:01 AM EDT on SPACE.com An active sunspot is amping up the sun's activity, and has already unleashed...

Solar Flares Nothing Much Compared To Other Stars' Outbursts

Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 05/16/2012 01:22 PM EDT on SPACE.com Stars like our sun can release "superflares," explosions of up to ...

Mystery of Sunspot Formation Said Solved

Posted 02.02.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 02/01/2012 02:52 PM EST on SPACE.com Scientists may be one step closer to unraveling the mystery of sunspots —...

A Changing Climate About Climate Change in D.C.?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a Congressional resolution marking the end of climate skepticism -- or the beginning of major climate legislation -- any time soon.

Global Recession? Jobs Gone? Everyone a Scapegoat.

Larry MacDonald | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business
Larry MacDonald

If you want to know when the recession will be over and things back to normal, just look at the dates and overlay the 11.1 year cycle, and you will be pretty close to prognosticating the recovery.

The Climate Post: Ethanol Tax Breaks Survive, but Vote May Have "Broken the Dam"

Mason Inman | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

While a bill to slash $6 billion in annual tax breaks for ethanol fuel failed to pass the U.S. Senate, it was still hailed by some lawmakers and analysts as a major break from the past.

Scientists: Sun Going Into Unusual Super Quiet Mode

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The sun is heading into an unusual and extended hibernation, scientists predict. Around 2020, sunspots may disappear for years, may...

BP Lands the '2010 Accidental Earth Experiment' Prize!!!

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.TheGreenGrok.com. Award Achieved Through Remarkable Corporate Focus on Negligence and Incompetence While BP has distanced itself ...

New Sunspot Picture Is Most Detailed Ever

Popular Science | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Researchers at Big Bear Solar Observatory have tuned their adaptive optics array and achieved first light, capturing this image of a sunspot that is n...

Solar EMP and the Mystery of Air France 447

Lawrence E. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lawrence E. Joseph

By scientific consensus, solar EMP blasts will next climax in ferocity and frequency late in 2012 or early 2013. Might be a good idea to harden sensitive electronic components before then.

Solar Cooling: What Does It Mean For Us?

The Guardian | Laura Spinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The sun's activity is winding down, triggering fevered debate among scientists about how low it will go, and what it means for Earth's climate. Nasa r...

Global Warming and Predictions of an Impending Ice Age - Part 1

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The skeptics are squawking again, their blogs achatter with talk about solar variability and sunspots. According to them, climate science now knows the sun is to blame for global warming.