Researchers conclude that the likelihood of three-day stretches of extreme heat in the Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland has increased at least two-fold.
As the world's climate warms, scientists warn that water-sodden air can greatly intensify the effects of extreme heat.
According to more than 135 years of data on global temperatures, four of the five hottest months on record happened in 2015: February, March, May, and now June.
More than 1,200 people have died as a result of an intense heatwave in southern Pakistan, and experts are warning of more hot weather to come.
Satellite data raise red flags about the draining of underground aquifers in California and elsewhere to meet the demands of expanding populations.
Unprecedented ocean temperature rises off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States may be linked to sea level rise or the recent pattern of “weird” weather.
New scientific study pours cold water on the theory that mortality rates will drop in winter months as the climate warms.
Fierce temperatures in India doubled the heat-related deaths normally recorded in May -- and the government insists natural causes are not to blame.
Destructive storms and sudden floods are set to intensify across Australia as global warming plays havoc with rainfall patterns.
After re-examining data that seemed to show global warming slowing since 1998, U.S. scientists say temperatures have continued to rise steadily.