Recent Articles

Thu, 2017-11-16

"Ocean salinity in the Arctic is of particular interest because it changes significantly with seasonal ice cover and is expected to decrease as the Greenland ice sheet melts and releases massive amounts of freshwater."

(Eos.org)
Fri, 2017-11-10

"One hospital in Alaska is even installing machines that keep the ground refrigerated."

(YaleClimateConnections.org)
Fri, 2017-11-10

"The ice sheet that covered much of Western Canada at the end of the last ice age melted earlier and more quickly than scientists thought."

(CBC.ca, Canada)
Thu, 2017-11-09

"The collapse of the ice sheets will significantly impact the global tides which could in turn impact ocean current systems which are important for our climate."

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

"A ground cooling system is also being installed under the buildings, and thick insulation put down."

(Newsweek.com)
Wed, 2017-11-08

"Geologists believe the mantle plume formed 50 to 110 million years ago when Antarctica was not covered in ice. Since then, the mantle plume has continually worked to heat up Antarctica, continually working to melt the overlying ice."

(Forbes.com)
Tue, 2017-11-07

"The new base will fill in the blank left in China's Antarctic research since the Great Wall and Zhongshan stations cover different directions."

(XinhuaNet.com)
Tue, 2017-11-07

"Microbes frozen for decades and later thawed are to blame for several deadly animal outbreaks and at least one human death in recent years."

(Weather.com)
Fri, 2017-11-03

"It will bring in much-needed infrastructure. But the carbon emissions and the soot going into the atmosphere will definitely increase – and our mountain glaciers will melt."

(Reuters.com)
Thu, 2017-11-02

"Scientists are increasingly worried about the Totten Ice Shelf's vulnerability to warm ocean water."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Wed, 2017-11-01

"We can accurately measure how glacier volume has changed over time."

(ColoState.edu)
Wed, 2017-11-01

"New maps of Greenland's coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelerated melting as had previously been thought."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2017-10-31

"Because access to the station by ship or aircraft is extremely difficult during the winter months of 24-hour darkness, extremely low temperatures and the frozen sea, we will once again take the precaution of shutting down the station before the 2018 Antarctic winter begins."

(e360.yale.edu)
Tue, 2017-10-31

"This is an exciting and ambitious undertaking for IceBridge, as the dual campaigns will allow us to continue our surveys of important areas near the Antarctic Peninsula and greatly expand our coverage into the vast expanse of East Antarctica."

(Phys.Org)
Sun, 2017-10-29

"The idea behind the exhibit is to educate people from the Lower 48 about permafrost and to examine the issue of climate change through discussions about thawing permafrost and how it affects the Arctic climate."

(NewsMiner.com)
Fri, 2017-10-27

"Negotiations to conserve unique ecosystems fail for the sixth year running."

(Nature.com)
Thu, 2017-10-26

"The six-rotor hexacopter platform manufactured by Northrop Grumman will give scientists a closer look at the bears in their habitat than before and help them collect important data."

(TimesOfSanDiego.com)
Thu, 2017-10-26

"The Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers are among the most critical in the world. They are currently holding back ice that, if melted, would raise the world’s oceans by nearly four feet over centuries, an amount that would put many coastal cities underwater."

(NYTimes.com)
Thu, 2017-10-26

"Ancient jellyfish have been found beneath living the Arctic ice, surprising scientists who thought the animals could not survive the winter."

(Independent.co.uk)
Wed, 2017-10-25

"Thousands of marks on the Antarctic seafloor, caused by icebergs which broke free from glaciers more than ten thousand years ago, show how part of the Antarctic Ice Sheet retreated rapidly at the end of the last ice age as it balanced precariously on sloping ground and became unstable."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2017-10-24

"Volcanic eruptions have been known to cool the global climate, but they can also exacerbate the melting of ice sheets."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2017-10-24

"The Arctic, before we started, was one of the most poorly mapped places on Earth. It’s not anymore."

(Eos.org)
Tue, 2017-10-24

"Already rapidly disappearing Arctic sea ice is melting up to 25 per cent more quickly than initially believed, according to research conducted partly by University of Calgary scientists."

(CalgaryHerald.com, Canada)
Mon, 2017-10-23

"Can groundwater flow transmit the impacts of burning from one spot to another by moving water and heat through the subsurface?"

(Phys.Org)
Mon, 2017-10-23

"In 1969 Alfred Woodcock discovered areas inside cinder cones on Maunakea that are permanently frozen."

(Hawaii.edu)
Sat, 2017-10-21

"Twenty years ago, when I was a young scientist, these two glaciers were connected. But now, look: They're completely separate. Things are changing very, very quickly."

(NPR.org)
Fri, 2017-10-20

"For the first time we’re able to very precisely quantify exactly how much snow and ice has been lost."

(Washington.edu)
Thu, 2017-10-19

"A warmer ocean surface in central-eastern Baffin Bay triggered the ice retreat during this cold period."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2017-10-19

"A phenomenon known as "upwelling" (the upward flow of warmer ocean water to the surface), is thought to have caused recent ice shelf collapse around the continent—and the glacial thinning associated with it."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2017-10-19

"It is really warm, so is really close to freezing point, so it's actually very, very vulnerable now."

(CBSNews.com)
Wed, 2017-10-18

"New Zealand scientists gearing up for a major new study in Antarctica say the field work they'd planned could be nearly halved after fierce winter storms resulted in a dramatic change in sea ice."

(NZHerald.co.nz, New Zealand)
Wed, 2017-10-18

"We’re interested in learning and predicting what might happen in the Arctic as it warms up in modern times."

(Colorado.edu)
Mon, 2017-10-16

"SmartICE is a system that combines Inuit traditional ice knowledge with the latest technology in satellite tracking and ice-sensing equipment."

(TheTelegram.com)
Mon, 2017-10-16

"One of the most profound effects of a warming world is underway on US soil—the impact will force thousands to relocate, and have far-reaching, global consequences."

(BBC.com, United Kingdom))
Mon, 2017-10-16

"When can ice yield fire? That’s the burning question at the heart of one of USGS’s longest-running research programs to date: the exploration of gas hydrates."

(USGS.gov)
Sun, 2017-10-15

"Ocean data from Northeast Greenland has shown, for the first time, an increase in freshwater content in Greenland fjords which could affect global ocean currents that keep Europe warm."

(EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.com, India)
Fri, 2017-10-13

"The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm."

(Phys.Org)
Fri, 2017-10-13

"The unusual extent of sea ice meant the penguins had to travel an extra 100km to forage for food. And the rainy weather left the chicks, which have poor waterproofing, wet and unable to keep warm."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Fri, 2017-10-13

"Understanding connectivity among different components of the system is vital to understanding interactions between the atmosphere, ocean, and sea ice, as well as between organisms that live on the seafloor and those that live farther up in the water column."

(Eos.org)
Thu, 2017-10-12

"Tununak Airport near Bethel is facing a major problem, as airlines are refusing to land there due to the village's shifting permafrost."

(USNews.com)