Recent Articles

Fri, 2017-06-23

"Layers that had not thawed for thousands of years are now thawing. In Ireland, we use this kind of soil [peat] as a fuel source, which should give you an idea of some of the dangers of exposing this matter."

(HarvardMagazine.com)
Fri, 2017-06-23

"A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics discusses how climate change could affect ice streams, ice sheets, ice shelves, and sea ice in Antarctica."

(Eos.org)
Fri, 2017-06-23

"Although fracturing and surface melting on the Larsen C Ice Shelf might sound like indicators of climate change, these processes are natural."

(TheGuardian.com)
Wed, 2017-06-21

"The team dug over 130 meters (430 feet) into the glacier to remove 75 ice samples, which they say yield some 18,000 years of climatic history."

(USNews.com)
Mon, 2017-06-19

"If we're right, the social and economic consequences could be serious, and we could see much more dramatic changes much sooner than previously thought."

(PSMag.com)
Fri, 2017-06-16

"One area that scientists are keeping a close eye on is the Amundsen Sea Embayment to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Here the ice is being melted from below by warm ocean waters at a greater rate than ice is added through snow accumulation, and this region is currently contributing about a tenth of current global sea level rise."

(EOS.org)
Thu, 2017-06-15

"Scientists have documented a recent, massive melt event on the surface of highly vulnerable West Antarctica that, they fear, could be a harbinger of future events as the planet continues to warm."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Wed, 2017-06-14

"Permafrost's deep layers act like the world's ice chest, locking away organic matter such as dead plants and animals from degradation for thousands of years. The cold temperatures and waterlogged soil slows decomposition to a near halt."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2017-06-13

"Improvements aim to ensure the vault’s role as an impregnable deep freeze for the world’s most precious food seeds after a recent flooding by melting permafrost."

(TheGuardian.com)
Mon, 2017-06-12

"Breaking up of ice shelves will further accelerate sea level rise."

(TheGuardian.com)
Mon, 2017-06-12

"Glaciers in the Jayawijaya mountaintops in Wamena, Papua are in danger of disappearing by 2020, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned, urging indigenous peoples as well as businesses in the region to take preventative measures."

(TheJakartaPost.com)
Fri, 2017-06-09

"In some ways, we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about what's beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet."

(XinhuaNet.com)
Fri, 2017-06-09

"Thick ice pack making travel, shipping difficult on Lower North Shore."

(CBC.ca)
Tue, 2017-06-06

"A new study suggests that if it gets large enough, the influx of freshwater from the melting ice sheet could disrupt the flow of a major ocean current system, which in turn could dry out Africa’s Sahel, a narrow region of land stretching from Mauritania in the west to Sudan in the east."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Mon, 2017-06-05

"Experts explain how land ice thaw and the dynamics of warming water are raising ocean levels."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Mon, 2017-06-05

"There is no significant pressure there to keep them in check. Sub-seabed permafrost is deteriorating constantly and quickly."

(Phys.Org)
Fri, 2017-06-02

"The arrival of this meltwater into coastal Greenland during the summer stimulates the dramatic growth of phytoplankton, the tiny plants at the base of the marine food web."

(Forbes.com)
Thu, 2017-06-01

"The melt rate of West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier is an important concern, because this glacier alone is currently responsible for about 1 percent of global sea level rise."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2017-06-01

"In the last six days, the rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown by 17 kilometers (10.5 miles). It is now 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the edge of the ice."

(CNN.com)
Thu, 2017-06-01

"These mounds were over-pressured for thousands of years, and then the lid came off. They just collapsed releasing methane into the water column."

(DiscoverMagazine.com)
Tue, 2017-05-30

"Retreating glaciers have left villages in Ladakh with acute water shortages. Local engineer Sonam Wangchuk, noticing one day how ice under a bridge stayed frozen even in summer, came up with a solution as ingenious as it is beautiful."

(Independent.co.uk)
Tue, 2017-05-30

"As the permafrost thaws, emissions of nitrous oxide increase, researchers found. That's significant because naturally occurring nitrous oxide, which is locked inside the permafrost when it is frozen, is a potent greenhouse gas with 300 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Thu, 2017-05-25

"NASA scientists detected a pulse of melting  ice and water traveling through a major glacier in Greenland that was so big that it warped the solid Earth—a surge equivalent in mass to 18,000 Empire State Buildings."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Tue, 2017-05-23

"Data about the shape of the bedrock yield information crucial to understanding erosional processes underneath a glacier."

(Eos.org)
Fri, 2017-05-19

"A scientist restarts longest glacier study with sketched maps and bear mace. See how the landscape has changed in that time."

(NationalGeographic.com.au)
Fri, 2017-05-19

"The goal was to retrieve seafloor sediments that would reveal the behaviour of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) in previous warm phases. To read the future in the past."

(BBC.com)
Fri, 2017-05-19

"No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change."

(TheGuardian.com)
Thu, 2017-05-18

"A new report sounds the alarm on how the ice is falling apart on the southern-most continent."

(USNews.com)
Thu, 2017-05-18

"Narwhals are spending more time near melting sea ice and researchers hope to exploit this new behaviour by tagging the mammals with temperature sensors to help us accurately monitor underwater sea ice melt for the first time."

(NewScientist.com)
Thu, 2017-05-18

"Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Wed, 2017-05-17

"What scientists have now discovered using new technology to analyse the cores is that the Arctic was several degrees warmer on average back then, than it is now."

(RCINet.ca)
Wed, 2017-05-17

"Since 1966 when monitoring began the glaciers have on average declined by 39 percent with some glaciers declining by as much as 85 percent of their previous extent."

(Forbes.com)
Wed, 2017-05-17

"It was the most ambitious spring campaign in the region for NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to monitor ice changes at Earth's poles, which also included a rapid-response flight over a new crack in Petermann Glacier, one of the largest and fastest-changing glaciers in Greenland."

(Phys.Org)
Mon, 2017-05-15

"Life is changing quickly for the native Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic."

(PRI.org)
Mon, 2017-05-15

"The Coast Guard is testing models for new ships it hopes to begin building in 2020."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Fri, 2017-05-12

"A new study reveals key differences in ice-water interactions between glaciers that flow into lakes and glaciers that end in the sea."

(In Patagonian lakes, glacial meltwater lies low)
Fri, 2017-05-12

"As ancient Arctic ice barriers melt to nothing, the rush to exploit oil, natural gas, and other resources has quickened, threatening to destabilize the region."

(Time.com)
Thu, 2017-05-11

"When it comes to the fate of the great Antarctic ice shelves, the sea ice surrounding them is of central importance."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2017-05-11

"Warming temperatures have rapidly reduced the size of 39 named glaciers in Montana since 1966."

(TheGuardia.com)
Wed, 2017-05-10

"After an extreme ice age known as snowball Earth, in which glaciers extended to the tropics and ice up to a kilometre thick covered the oceans, the melt formed a thick freshwater layer that floated on the super-salty oceans."

(NewScientist.com)