Recent Articles

Thu, 2018-07-05

"People are flocking to the Arctic—and right into harm’s way."

(HakaiMagazine.com)
Thu, 2018-07-05

"Drones and other unmanned technologies can cost-effectively collect weather data in harsh or remote environments and contribute to better weather and climate models."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2018-07-05

"A new, rather outlandish, plan involves sailing out to Antarctica, about 2,000 kilometers south of Cape Town, and lassoing up an entire iceberg, then dragging it to land for water."

(IBTimes.co.in, India)
Tue, 2018-07-03

"They will examine how thawing permafrost is leading to changes in the type and fate of river-borne matter that flows from land to Arctic coastal waters, as well as the processes that can release this as greenhouse gases to the atmosphere."

(Phys.Org)
Mon, 2018-07-02

"We know from more temperate regions that vessels and whales don’t always mix well, and yet vessels are poised to expand into this sensitive region."

(Washington.edu)
Mon, 2018-07-02

"The question is how fast is the climate going to change, because if it continues to rapidly warm, the uplift might not happen fast enough to slow down the collapse of the ice sheet."

(PSU.edu)
Mon, 2018-07-02

"Iceberg Project is designed to support global responses to drought worldwide and other water-related humanitarian projects."

(ArabianBusiness.com, United Arab Emirates)
Fri, 2018-06-29

"Lake Palcacocha is swollen with water from melting ice caps in the Cordillera Blanca mountains. Below, 50,000 people live directly in the flood path."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Fri, 2018-06-29

"Amid heated competition between Russia and China to take the lead in the Arctic Ocean, Japan has begun warming up to the idea of securing its own interests in the region as well."

(Asahi.com, Japan)
Thu, 2018-06-28

"These sites are being lost to climate change faster than sites elsewhere, the authors say, because the Arctic is warming much faster than the global average and the sites largely contain organic artifacts—items made out of wood, bone, and ivory, and even in some cases intact human and animal remains."

(UCSUSA.org)
Tue, 2018-06-26

"A new analysis of satellite data finds the planet’s coldest spot is even more frigid, and can see temperatures plunge as low as nearly minus 100 degrees Celsius (minus 148 degrees Fahrenheit) at night during Antarctic winter."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Tue, 2018-06-26

"Scientists studying one of the fastest-warming regions of the global ocean say changes in this region are so sudden and vast that in effect, it will soon be another limb of the Atlantic Ocean, rather than a characteristically icy Arctic sea."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Mon, 2018-06-25

"Already threatened by rising atmospheric temperatures and warming ocean currents, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet's enemy list continues to grow."

(UPI.com)
Sun, 2018-06-24

"Students from all over the world will have the opportunity to study climate change in real-time at Canada's first Arctic university set to launch in 2020."

(TheWeatherNetwork.com)
Fri, 2018-06-22

"The finding highlights the critical role of oceans in glacial ice lossand their importance for understanding future sea level rise."

(Phys.Org)
Fri, 2018-06-22

"Every 24 hours we’ll have an image of any point in Canada. In the Canadian Arctic, it will be four times per day."

(TheGlobeAndMail.com, Canada)
Fri, 2018-06-22

"A joint special issue presents new findings from a field campaign in the Arctic Ocean which highlights key processes that need to be taken into account to predict the future of the Arctic ice pack."

(Eos.org)
Fri, 2018-06-22

"The results suggest that the internal deformation of ice is more important than was thought before."

(Phys.Org)
Wed, 2018-06-20

"Scientists from more than 17 countries, including 29 early-career scientists, gathered last October at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for the #GreatAntarcticClimateHack, a workshop funded by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research’s Antarctic Climate Change in the 21st Century (AntClim21) initiative."

(Eos.org)
Wed, 2018-06-20

"The loss of sea ice from the Arctic Ocean will alter wind patterns and ocean currents, causing changes across the planet."

(HakaiMagazine.com)
Tue, 2018-06-19

"Researchers discovered friction—or 'basal drag'—between ice sheets and the hard bed underneath has no influence on how fast glaciers flow."

(ScienceDaily.com)
Mon, 2018-06-18

"Thermal expansion (ocean water expanding as it warms) continues to play the biggest role in sea level rise, but its contribution of about 1.3 millimeters/year is now responsible for a smaller proportion of total sea level rise (30% in recent years) than its contribution since the 1990s (40% of the total). That’s because of the acceleration in melting ice."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Fri, 2018-06-15

"Researchers map the seafloor near the Pine Island Glacier and use time-lapse video to unravel the mystery of its abrupt retreat."

(EurekAlert.org)
Fri, 2018-06-15

"If the ice sheet were to dramatically retreat now, triggered by anthropogenic warming, the uplift process won't help regrow the ice sheet until long after coastal cities have felt the effects of sea level rise."

(UPI.com)
Thu, 2018-06-14

"With continued rapid changes to the climate and oceans, the future for these whales—and the Inupiaq traditions surrounding them—is uncertain."

(Economist.com)
Wed, 2018-06-13

"Global warming has already cost the continent 2.7 trillion tons of mass."

(TheAtlantic.com)
Wed, 2018-06-13

"As melting ice opens east Greenland to petroleum prospectors and cruises, scientists are rushing to study the noises made by a remote population of toothed whales."

(NYTimes.com)
Wed, 2018-06-13

"As it shrinks, sea level rises—and a new study finds it shrank dramatically even when Earth was not as warm as today."

(NationalGeographic.com)
Tue, 2018-06-12

"The new estimate shows there has been a six-fold increase in annual land ice contribution to global sea level rise from the mid-1990s to the early 2010s."

(Bristol.ac.uk, United Kingdom)
Fri, 2018-06-08

"Underwater robots have uncovered new evidence about life in the Arctic and, for the first time, revealed the moment the region's marine ecosystem springs into life after the dark winter season."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2018-06-07

"After 18 years of drifting, Antarctica's largest iceberg is about to melt away near South America."

(LiveScience.com)
Thu, 2018-06-07

"Even the most remote habitats of the Antarctic are contaminated."

(Independent.co.uk, United Kingdom)
Thu, 2018-06-07

"The more the glaciers melt, the better the habitat for algae. The more the algae grows, the more the snow melts and the quicker the glaciers disappear."

(King5.com)
Thu, 2018-06-07

"Researchers will study the multi-year ice for at least the next three years."

(CBC.ca, Canada)
Thu, 2018-06-07

"The find supports theoretical models of snowball glaciation, which suggest that once ice extends down to 30 degrees of latitude, rapid planetwide glaciation follows."

(ScienceMag.org)
Wed, 2018-06-06

"Climate change isn't just about massive ice sheets."

(PopSci.com)
Wed, 2018-06-06

"Grasses, small flowers, and mosses colonize glacial till in the Peruvian Andes when researchers apply a phosphorus fertilizer, an ecological surprise with implications for carbon sequestration."

(Eos.org)
Tue, 2018-06-05

Long ago, the region lay under an ice sheet thousands of feet thick. It terminated abruptly in what are now the boroughs, leaving the city with a unique landscape."

(NYTimes.com)
Tue, 2018-06-05

"The maps are augmented with a legend developed by Inuit communities in order to make the most sense and convey the most relevant information to the Inuit using them."

(TheNarwhal.ca, Canada)
Tue, 2018-06-05

"We have a good idea of how much ice is being lost. What we don’t have a good handle on is how much snow is accumulating to offset the ice loss."

(UCAR.edu)