Recent Articles

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

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

(ScienceNews.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)
Mon, 2018-04-02

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

(WashingtonPost.com)
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)
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

"The impact of global warming is clearly evident over the northwestern Himalayas in the form of rising maximum and mean temperatures in the last 25 years."

(HindustanTimes.com, India)
Thu, 2018-03-29

"NASA has produced the first three-dimensional numerical model of melting snowflakes in the atmosphere."

(Phys.Org)
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)
Wed, 2018-03-28

"Ice cores can take us back centuries. It gives us that long-term context to see just how unusual is what’s happening today."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Mon, 2018-03-26

"Controlling greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades could substantially reduce the consequences of carbon releases from thawing permafrost during the next 300 years."

(Phys.Org)
Sun, 2018-03-25

"According to scientists , Uttarakhand has 809 supraglacial lakes compared to 228 in Himachal Pradesh, a state that has twice as many glaciers than its neighbor."

(HindustanTimes.com, India)
Fri, 2018-03-23

"An unusual hole in the sea ice cover over the Arctic Ocean and unexplored areas of the bedrock beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet are among the targets for this year's mapping of Arctic ice conditions by NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne mission."

(EurekAlert.org)
Fri, 2018-03-23

"Severely warm temperatures drove Arctic sea ice to a high of 5.6 million square miles this winter—one of its lowest on record, according to an annual evaluation released Friday by NASA."

(NationalGeographic.com)
Thu, 2018-03-22

"For the first time, Adélie penguins living on the West Antarctic Peninsula have been captured on camera returning to their summer breeding colonies in winter."

(Antarctica.gov.au, Australia)
Wed, 2018-03-21

"With sea ice shrinking in recent years, fall storms increasingly hammer unprotected shores with destructive surges, the same issue many coastal communities face."

(ADN.com)
Tue, 2018-03-20

"A major shift in western Arctic wind patterns occurred throughout the winter of 2017 and the resulting changes in sea ice movement are possible indicators of a changing climate."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2018-03-20

"The Totten Glacier is one of the fastest-flowing and largest glaciers in Antarctica with scientists keen to keep a close eye on how it melts given the enormous amount of water it could potentially unleash."

(Phys.Org)
Mon, 2018-03-19

"Polar amplification could counteract weather patterns shifting toward the poles."

(Eos.org)
Mon, 2018-03-19

"The new research finds ocean passages typically plugged with ice in the winter and spring are opening up. Sea ice normally locked in the Arctic can then flow freely through these passages southward to routes used by shipping, fishing and ferry boats."

(Phys.Org)
Mon, 2018-03-19

"Water-saturated permafrost soils without oxygen can be twice as harmful to the climate as dry soils, which means the role of methane has been greatly underestimated."

(EurekAlert.org)
Sat, 2018-03-17

"In December 2017, for the first time ever in winter, a tanker sailed without an icebreaker through the Northern Sea Route, a shipping lane that runs along the Arctic coast of Russia."

(PRI.org)
Fri, 2018-03-16

"Airborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the remote McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly to the melting of local glaciers."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2018-03-15

"A lengthy series of observation times shows that the total amount of snow in the Northern Hemisphere has declined in the spring period and that the melting of the snow has started earlier in the same period."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2018-03-15

"Rasul said that, contrary to appearances, climate change is in fact responsible for an increase in the frequency of the glacier surges. Scientists say unusual warming in the Arctic may be linked to more winter storms further south."

(Reuters.com)
Wed, 2018-03-14

"The researchers examined US weather data from 1950 to 2016, combining an index of winter season weather over the mid-latitudes with circulation anomalies in the Arctic. Storms increased in the eastern US while they decreased in the west."

(SMH.com.au, Australia)
Wed, 2018-03-14

"A growing network of lakes on the Greenland ice sheet has been found to drain in a chain reaction that speeds up the flow of the ice sheet, threatening its stability."

(ScienceDaily.com)
Wed, 2018-03-14

"Stalling the fastest flows of ice into the oceans would buy us a few centuries to deal with climate change and protect coasts, argue John C. Moore and colleagues."

(Nature.com)
Wed, 2018-03-14

"Avalanches are bigger, travel greater distances and are triggered earlier in the year. These changes can be attributed clearly to rising temperatures, which have reached 0.2 to 0.4 degrees annually in some parts of the Himalayas."

(ScienceDaily.com)
Tue, 2018-03-13

"A new model suggests ice-locked worlds might contain oases of temperate land that could support life."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Tue, 2018-03-13

"It shows this was not just a local or regional effect in Greenland. It was something climatically induced on a much larger scale, a polar event."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2018-03-13

"Unprecedented melting comes amid temperatures in Arctic soaring 30 degrees Celsius above average."

(Independent.co.uk, United Kingdom)
Mon, 2018-03-12

"Not only is ice loss in western Antarctica already much higher than on eastern shores, but it’s also accelerating."

(Eos.org)
Sat, 2018-03-10

"The blankets, their white color chosen to reflect light before it strikes the ice, may slow the glacier’s decline. But they won’t stop it."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Fri, 2018-03-09

"The crystals develop slowly in a vertical, column-like fashion with horizontal interlocking grains. Unlike "snow ice," which forms when melting snow refreezes on an existing ice surface, congelation ice contains very few bubbles. The result is a strong, but nearly clear sheet of ice."

(PBS.org)
Fri, 2018-03-09

"The movement of meltwater from ice to the ocean carries some surprising cargo."

(HakaiMagazine.com)
Fri, 2018-03-09

"I was up the mountain last month, so this is something that I am sure of. It is very alarming. We used to have 26 permanent glaciers up the mountain but currently we have six only."

(StandardMedia.com)
Thu, 2018-03-08

"For the local people, browner lakes mean less fish, less good quality fish, and also more difficulties to have water to drink or at least the need to spend more money to have drinkable water."

(CBC.ca, Canada)
Thu, 2018-03-08

"The exercises, which also include the collection of scientific data, are dubbed Ice Exercise 2018, or ICEX18, and are scheduled every other year."

(Time.com)