Latest from Kasha Patel

How Larry socked Greenland and unleashed an unusual blizzard

The massive storm trucked copious tropical moisture onto the eastern side of the island — rare for this time of the year.
  • Sep 15, 2021

Mount Shasta is nearly snowless, a rare event that is helping melt the mountain’s glaciers

Shasta’s glaciers have lost more than 50 percent of their volume and area in this 21st century, with 2021 as the largest year of volume loss.
  • Sep 15, 2021

The invasive spotted lantern fly is spreading across the Mid-Atlantic

This colorful bug from Asia can devastate vineyards and ruin fruit crops.
  • Sep 13, 2021

Extreme flooding to increase as temperatures rise, study finds

Climate change will exacerbate extreme flood events but may decrease the number of moderate floods.
  • Sep 13, 2021

Before and after images show the devastation from Hurricane Ida

The storm brought extensive storm surges and wind damage to southeastern Louisiana.
  • Sep 1, 2021

Watch this ‘surreal’ Jupiter eclipse that you probably missed

In a rare occurrence, three of Jupiter's largest moons passed in front of the planet simultaneously.
  • Aug 21, 2021

Rain falls at the summit of Greenland Ice Sheet for first time on record

Greenland experienced a major melting event again this year, and this time it rained.
  • Aug 19, 2021

Haiti earthquake triggered widespread landslides; Grace may have unleashed more

Tropical Depression Grace probably added to the hundreds of landslides caused by Saturday’s quake.
  • Aug 17, 2021

July 2021 was Earth’s hottest month ever recorded, NOAA finds

Combined land and ocean-surface temperature this July was 1.67 degrees above the 20th-century average.
  • Aug 13, 2021

Sicily soars to 120 degrees, potentially setting Europe all-time heat record

It occurred amid an exceptional heat wave in southern Europe, the Mediterranean and northern Africa.
  • Aug 11, 2021