Recent Articles

Sun, 2018-05-27

"Because we now have regular data streams, we can start to see events that probably went largely unnoticed in the past. While not all glaciers have very variable flow rates, a surprising number do."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2018-05-03

"Combined, these other effects from gravitational changes as ice melts in Greenland and Antarctica can add or subtract 25 to 50 percent of a regional change in sea level caused by melting ice alone."

(SpaceDaily.com)
Wed, 2018-05-02

"Weather conditions and a boost from global warming led to the stunning record low ice cover in winter 2018."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Wed, 2018-05-02

"Apart from Antarctica, Patagonia is home to the biggest glaciers in the southern hemisphere, but some are retreating faster than anywhere else in the world."

(Phys.Org)
Mon, 2018-04-30

"It is going to be one of the biggest projects ever undertaken in Antarctica."

(BBC.co.uk, United Kingdom)
Sun, 2018-04-29

"A dozen bison are set to be transported as part of the geo-engineering project. The bison are central to the experiment to see if herd animals can help prevent melting of carbon rich permafrost."

(KTOO.org)
Sat, 2018-04-28

"The research was part of a project examining the presence of black carbon deposits in frozen regions of the Andes, collectively known as the cryosphere."

(Phys.Org)
Fri, 2018-04-27

"Draft plan of redesign includes a second visitor center, boats to the glacier and a facility that moves with receding ice."

(JuneauEmpire.com)
Wed, 2018-04-25

"Glaciers there are shrinking by area and by height. We are seeing an increase in the recent speed of ice loss, when compared to the long-term ice-loss rate."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2018-04-24

"Samples taken from five locations found concentrations of more than 12,000 microplastic particles per litre of sea ice."

(TheGuardian.com)
Mon, 2018-04-23

"The melting of Antarctica’s glaciers appears to be triggering a “feedback” loop in which that melting, through its effect on the oceans, triggers still more melting."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Mon, 2018-04-23

"A pilot project at a lake in northern Alaska is one of a number aiming to slow climate change with geoengineering—but some worry about unintended consequences."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Mon, 2018-04-23

"To accurately map Greenland's remote ice sheets, researcher Joseph Cook needed some eyes in the sky."

(Wired.co.uk, United Kingdom)
Sun, 2018-04-22

"As the Arctic heats up, residents of Utqiaġvik are experiencing first contact with unusual species that are making their way polewards."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Sat, 2018-04-21

"This winter’s extreme warmth was, in part, driven by an unusual number of storms in the Atlantic that brought balmier air to the Arctic. But scientists warned that 2017 and 2018 should not be dismissed as mere outliers."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Fri, 2018-04-20

"Meltwater is fueling a feedback loop that lets warm seawater eat away at them from below."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Thu, 2018-04-19

"The part of the Bering Sea covered by ice in February was about 150,000 square miles less than average, an area nearly the size of California."

(USAToday.com)
Wed, 2018-04-18

"Scientists find processes that 'feed off each other to further accelerate climate change.'"

(Independent.co.uk, United Kingdom)
Wed, 2018-04-18

"The main scientific purpose of the expedition will be to explore the edge of the Larsen C Ice Shelf adjacent to the Weddell Sea."

(LiveScience.com)
Tue, 2018-04-17

"Some climatologists suspect the wintry surprises result from a chain of events that start with ice melting from vast stretches of Arctic Ocean."

(TheStar.com, Canada)
Tue, 2018-04-17

"ICESat-2 is all about measuring elevation, and the natural question is, 'How do you know you're getting the right answer?' This is how we will know."

(Space.com)
Tue, 2018-04-17

"The study is the first of its kind and strongly supports the theory that a floating ice shelf might have formed in the Arctic Ocean during some of the Earth's Ice Ages."

(Phys.Org)
Sat, 2018-04-14

"Working at 16,400 feet (5,000 meters) above sea level, they are aiming to understand how the glacier will change in time by modelling anticipated climate change."

(BBC.com, United Kingdom)
Wed, 2018-04-11

"Deep beneath a massive glacier in the Canadian Arctic, scientists have discovered a pair of hidden reservoirs that may offer a unique opportunity for testing the possibility that life exists elsewhere in our solar system."

(TheGlobeAndMail.com, Canada)
Wed, 2018-04-11

"The deposits, though widespread, are difficult to find; unlike gas and oil, gas hydrates are not concentrated in one area, making them a challenge to identify and extract."

(LiveScience.com)
Wed, 2018-04-11

"New ice cores taken from the top of Mt. Hunter show summers there now are least 2 to 3 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than they were during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries."

(USAToday.com)
Tue, 2018-04-10

"By contesting scientific findings about polar bears, denialists hope to instill doubt about climate science as a whole."

(NYTimes.com)
Mon, 2018-04-09

"There are a lot of theories about how the precipitation processes over the ice sheet will change in the future."

(News.WISC.edu)
Mon, 2018-04-09

"The effect of the extra snow locked up in Antarctica is to slightly slow a general trend in global sea-level rise. However, this mitigation is still swamped by the contribution to the height of the oceans from ice melt around the continent."

(BBC.co.uk, United Kingdom)
Fri, 2018-04-06

"To highlight environmental change and impacts in the Kangerlussuaq area, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, has released a special issue, to examine how past, present and future climate impacts may affect this landscape."

(EurekAlert.org)
Fri, 2018-04-06

"These ponds absorb extra sunlight, because they’re darker than ice, which in turn causes the rest of the ice to melt faster. Their size and shape also influence how ice breaks up, and how much light gets to organisms living below the ice."

(UChicago.edu)
Fri, 2018-04-06

"The algal blooms that seem to thrive where ice has recently disappeared could damper climate change by trapping carbon in the deep ocean."

(ScienceMag.org)
Thu, 2018-04-05

"Although meteorites frequently fall all over the world, they get concentrated in special places in Antarctica, making them easier to find."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2018-04-03

"The spectacular retreat of Jorge Montt in the 1990s is explained by the bathymetry: the glacier retreated along a reverse bed during these years; that is, a bed that is getting deeper inland."

(Forbes.com)
Tue, 2018-04-03

"Deep seafloor troughs allow warm water to eat away at the ice from below, speeding shrinkage."

(ScienceNews.org)
Mon, 2018-04-02

"A range of less than one degree Fahrenheit (or half a degree Celsius) of climate warming over the next century could make all the difference when it comes to the probability of future ice-free summers in the Arctic."

(Colorado.edu)
Mon, 2018-04-02

"The base of the ice around the south pole shrank by 1,463 square kilometres between 2010 and 2016."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Mon, 2018-04-02

"Retreating grounding lines can expose more ice to the ocean, allowing it to flow outward more rapidly."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Fri, 2018-03-30

"In 2001, glaciers atop Popocatépetl in central Mexico had become extinct, meaning that altough there's ice, it no longer moves."

(Newsweek.com)
Thu, 2018-03-29

"Remote areas in Canada's Arctic region—once thought to be beyond the reach of human impact—are responding rapidly to warming global temperatures."

(Phys.Org)