Recent Articles

Mon, 2017-10-09

"Researchers are keen to investigate the seafloor uncovered by the trillion-tonne block of ice. Previous such ventures have discovered new species."

(BBC.com, United Kingdom)
Thu, 2017-10-05

"Venezuela will then be the first country in the satellite age to have lost all its glaciers."

(Economist.com)
Thu, 2017-10-05

"As glaciers melt, they send fresh water and loose sediment flowing out toward the ocean. The sediment is then deposited along the coastline where the rivers meet the sea, causing the delta to expand outward."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Wed, 2017-10-04

"Studying the area exposed as the A-68 iceberg floats away from the coast will let scientists learn more about such events, which are expected to become more common, including how wildlife responds as the ecosystem changes."

(LiveScience.com)
Wed, 2017-10-04

"Nearly half of the organic carbon stored in soil around the world is contained in Arctic permafrost, which has experienced rapid melting, and that organic material could be converted to greenhouse gases that would exacerbate global warming."

(Phys.Org)
Wed, 2017-10-04

"The research—which pulls together a body of evidence that has now been accumulating for a while—measures the depth and contours of the ocean floor both beneath liquid water in Greenland’s fjords and beneath ice in places where the ocean may someday flow."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Tue, 2017-10-03

"We can see that the glaciers are receding, to higher altitudes. There is less water in spring, but in the summer months we have experienced dangerous flooding. The water flow in the valley has become erratic."

(BBC.com, United Kingdom)
Tue, 2017-10-03

"Endemic to the remote island of Novaya Zemlya, it survived the Ice Age here, scientists believe, the only creature known to have done so."

(SiberianTimes.com)
Wed, 2017-09-27

"A top level meeting of meteorologists and sea ice experts in Hobart is this week trying to prepare Antarctic scientists and supply chains for what might come next."

(TheAustralian.com.au)
Tue, 2017-09-26

"More than 60 meteorologists and scientists from around the world are holding a week-long meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, to better understand sea ice changes on the frozen continent."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Tue, 2017-09-26

"The most recent calving event from the Pine Island Glacier is actually the sixth major one since the year 2000."

(DiscoverMagazine.com)
Tue, 2017-09-26

"Less snow may be accumulating on the continent's surface than scientists thought."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Mon, 2017-09-25

"As the Arctic warms due to climate change, it’s causing shifts in what’s called the polar vortex—a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding both of the Earth’s poles."

(PopSci.com)
Mon, 2017-09-25

"This year's thinner, slushier ice is more vulnerable than the past's thick, multi-year ice, and it melts out rapidly during a spike in temperature or intense cyclonic activity."

(PSMag.com)
Sat, 2017-09-23

"A British-led expedition has discovered sizeable chunks of polystyrene lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Fri, 2017-09-22

"A wide stretch of clear water has opened up between the berg's southern end and the remaining Larsen shelf structure, suggesting A-68 is set to swing around and head north."

(BBC.com, United Kingdom))
Wed, 2017-09-20

"The water was only 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit (0.5 to 1 degree Celsius) warmer than usual water temperatures in the area, but it increased the glaciers' flow speeds by up to 25 percent and multiplied the rate of glacial ice loss by three to five times."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2017-09-19

"The rock-permafrost helps hold steep slopes intact, so thaw or even softening of that ice destabilizes the rock."

(ADN.com)
Tue, 2017-09-19

"The fact that we still ended up with low sea ice extents is because the baseline ice conditions today are worse than the baseline 38 years ago."

(Phys.Org)
Fri, 2017-09-15

"Though slightly larger than last year, the minimum sea ice extent 2017 is average for the past ten years and far below the numbers from 1979 to 2006."

(Phys.Org)
Wed, 2017-09-13

"High mountains of Asia hold biggest store of frozen water outside the poles and feed many of the world’s great rivers, including the Ganges."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Wed, 2017-09-13

"The glaciers remain some of the least understood ice sheets in North America."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Mon, 2017-09-11

"Climate models suggest that, in years and decades with a large polynya, the entire atmosphere warms globally, and we see changes in the winds in the Southern Hemisphere and a southward shift in the equatorial rain belt. This is attributable to the polynya."

(Phys.Org)
Mon, 2017-09-11

"Geological processes send more meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets to Earth's mid-latitudes."

(Nature.com)
Fri, 2017-09-08

"For this campaign, we're mapping as broad an area as possible, because we want to understand the seasonal cycle of elevation change across the entire ice sheet."

(EurekAlert.org)
Fri, 2017-09-08

"These caves are warm enough to support plant and animal species yet to be identified."

(USNews.com)
Fri, 2017-09-08

"As higher temperatures proliferate in Canada's Arctic, scientists have begun to notice signs of encroaching species from warmer climes."

(TheGlobeandMail.com, Canada)
Thu, 2017-09-07

"Rapid Arctic warming is expected to expose previously frozen soil carbon to microbial decomposition and increase carbon dioxide release."

(Phys.Org)
Wed, 2017-09-06

"Ice-covered sea areas in the Arctic Ocean during summer have nearly halved since the 1970s and 1980s, raising alarm that the ocean is shifting from a multiyear to a seasonal ice zone."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2017-09-05

"Giant holes, some as much as 1,300 feet wide, have opened up in Iceland’s largest glacier, the result of geothermal heat waves caused by volcanic eruptions."

(Newsweek.com)
Mon, 2017-09-04

"The warming climate has created Arctic waterways that are growing freer of ice, and with China and Russia increasingly looking toward the region for resources, the United States is studying how many new icebreakers to build, whether to arm them with cruise missiles, and how to deal with more commercial traffic in an area that is still unpredictable and deadly."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Mon, 2017-09-04

"A study of 146 glaciers spread over 660 square kilometers in Chandra basin in the western Himalayas has for the first time estimated the loss of volume."

(HindustanTimes.com, India)
Mon, 2017-09-04

"The changes in river hydrology and morphology due to climate-induced glacier loss are projected to be the greatest of any hydrological system."

(Phys.Org)
Wed, 2017-08-30

"Cooler than average temperatures in much of the Arctic during August has kept sea ice loss at “a sluggish pace,” with little change in the ice edge within the eastern Arctic."

(NunatsiaqOnline.ca, Canada)
Wed, 2017-08-30

"A Russian ship just made one of the fastest crossings along an Arctic shipping route without the help of a chaperone icebreaker ship."

(LiveScience.com)
Tue, 2017-08-29

"Despite the high temperatures, geologists and climate researchers find evidence that there was sea ice at the North Pole during the last interglacial."

(EurekAlert.org)
Tue, 2017-08-29

"Researchers are investigating large craters of melting permafrost in northern Canada, which they say are both a consequence of climate change and a contributing factor."

(CBCNews.ca, Canada)
Thu, 2017-08-24

"Never send a satellite to do a whale's job."

(Bloomberg.com)
Wed, 2017-08-23

"By 2050, much of this frozen ground, a storehouse of ancient carbon, could be gone."

(NYTimes.com)
Sat, 2017-08-19

"The wildfire appears to be historic in both its size and its duration, but no one can say for sure — because Greenland doesn't have longstanding records of fires."

(NBCNews.com)