Linking storms to climate change a 'distraction', say experts

Connecting extreme weather to climate change distracts from the need to protect society from high-impact weather events which will continue to happen irrespective of human-induced climate change, say experts.

Study finds climate link to 'atmospheric river' Storms

A new NASA-led study of "atmospheric river" storms from the Pacific Ocean may help scientists better predict major winter snowfalls that hit West Coast mountains and lead to heavy spring runoff and sometimes flooding.

Great Barrier Reef loses half its coral

More than half the coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef has disappeared since 1985, due to storm damage, crown of thorns starfish and bleaching.

Skin cancer risk as storms damage ozone layer

Thunderstorms are punching new holes in the ozone layer over the US, say Harvard University scientists.

Major storms set to increase

So-called 'storms of the century' like last August's Hurricane Irene could become almost commonplace, thanks to climate change.

Air pollution leads to more extreme weather

Scientists say they've found the first clear evidence of the way increases in air pollution are affecting climate and weather - and the results don't look good.

NASA preps instruments for Solar Orbiter mission

NASA is currently developing a Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) and Heavy Ion Sensor (HIS). Both instruments will be placed on the European Space Agency’s newly selected Solar Orbiter mission.

Huge storms sweep entire galaxies clean

Scientists examining data from the Herschel space observatory say they've detected gigantic storms of molecular gas in the centre of many galaxies.