Recent Articles

Thu, 2018-09-13

"The mission, called the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), will take incredibly precise measurements of ice sheet depth, allowing scientists to add the third dimension they lose when looking at aerial or space-based images of the spread of ice."

(Space.com)
Thu, 2018-09-13

"For millennia, ecosystems in Greenland and throughout the Arctic have been regulated by seasonal changes that govern the greening of vegetation and the migration and reproduction of animals. But a rapidly warming climate and disappearing sea ice are upending that finely tuned balance."

(e360.Yale.edu)
Thu, 2018-09-13

"Lakes across Alaska and Siberia have started to bubble with methane, and the release of this highly potent greenhouse gas has scientists worried."

(Newsweek.com)
Wed, 2018-09-12

"Melting ice sheets are a major cause of sea level rise, but they might not work in the way you expect."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Wed, 2018-09-12

"Greenland poet Aka Niviana’s way of life is disappearing as her country thaws, while the subsequent meltwater threatens Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and her fellow Marshall Islanders thousands of miles away. Their joint trip to the melting glaciers inspired a climate call to arms."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Wed, 2018-09-12

"To understand how climate change is affecting Greenland’s polar bears, scientists turn to the hunters who know them best."

(HakaiMagazine.com)
Tue, 2018-09-11

"As ice melts in West Antarctica the ground beneath is quickly rising—a process that could prevent the catastrophic collapse of ice sheets, according to researchers."

(Newsweek.com)
Tue, 2018-09-11

"A new study now provides the first estimate of regional carbon budget for tundra in Western Russia for the 10-year period from 2006 to 2015."

(ScienceDaily.com)
Mon, 2018-09-10

"The loss of arctic permafrost deposits by coastal erosion could amplify climate warming via the greenhouse effect."

(ScienceDaily.com)
Mon, 2018-09-10

"A heat wave earlier this summer caused some major melting of a glacier in Yukon, and one glaciologist says that could have repercussions for waterways and wildlife."

(CBC.ca, Canada)
Sat, 2018-09-08

"If the iceberg doesn't melt along the way, the firm will sell the water to Dubai's government."

(BusinessInsider.com)
Sat, 2018-09-08

"Russia, China and commercial shipping interests are among those with high hopes that the Northern Sea Route could become a melt-season alternative to Egypt’s Suez Canal, trim weeks off transit times and slash fuel costs for vessels shuttling between ports in Europe and Asia—and the Americas."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Sat, 2018-09-08

"Retreating sea ice is allowing more time for the summer shipments."

(ADN.com)
Fri, 2018-09-07

"The islands are a change in the map that indicates the significant nature of glacier change."

(Weather.com)
Fri, 2018-09-07

"Garrett Fisher is a pilot and photographer, and he recently set out to capture all of the glaciers in the Rocky Mountains while flying his plane, a two-seater built in 1949."

(WyomingPublicMedia.org)
Fri, 2018-09-07

"A high resolution terrain map of Earth’s frozen continent will help researchers better track changes on the ice as the planet warms."

(NYTimes.com)
Fri, 2018-09-07

"Researchers say if the entire Larsen C ice shelf were to collapse, it would be a catastrophe that could raise worldwide sea levels by 4 inches, threatening the global economy."

(Fortune.com)
Thu, 2018-09-06

"This detailed analysis of all Swiss water resources shows that only a small percentage is provided by glacier meltwater."

(Phys.Org)
Thu, 2018-09-06

"Plummeting populations in a huge Alaska wildlife refuge might be caused by climate change and plastics."

(NationalGeographic.com)
Thu, 2018-09-06

"Massive waves triggered by unstable rocks falling from melted slopes have already claimed lives, and phenomenon likely to worsen as climate gets warmer."

(Independent.co.uk, United Kingdom)
Thu, 2018-09-06

"In recent years, the climate on the plateau, with a fragile ecosystem, is becoming warmer and more humid with temperatures registering at twice the global average rise."

(XinhuaNet.com, China)
Thu, 2018-09-06

"Alaska highway workers have moved the Dalton Highway to protect it from a giant mass of frozen debris oozing down a hillside."

(ADN.com)
Thu, 2018-09-06

"Whether this thickening trend will continue affects the overall amount that melting or collapsing glaciers could raise the level of the world's oceans."

(Phys.Org)
Wed, 2018-09-05

"As we approach the North Pole, you can see we have many stretches of open water."

(WashingtonPost.com)
Wed, 2018-09-05

A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice."

(USNews.com)
Tue, 2018-09-04

"If we want to forecast what glaciers are going to do in the future, we have to talk about the place that we can't see: the interface between the ice and the bed."

(ScienceDaily.com)
Mon, 2018-09-03

"Submerged rock features near Pine Island Glacier—a major contributor to global sea-level rise—play a critical role in the ice’s movement."

(ScientificAmerican.com)
Sat, 2018-09-01

"Dozens of scientists, Helen Czerski among them, are at work in the Arctic, seeking answers to questions that profoundly affect the future of everyone on the planet."

(TheGuardian.com, United Kingdom)
Fri, 2018-08-31

"The dust generated by mining can settle on the glaciers, covering the white surface so the particles absorb solar energy that results in rapid glacial melting."

(Phys.Org)
Fri, 2018-08-31

"The Australian Antarctic Program has announced the first details of a new fleet of heavy tracked vehicles to support deep field operations, including the search for a million year ice core."

(Antarctica.gov.au, Australia)
Thu, 2018-08-30

"As the planet heats up, scientists warn the dramatic seams of ice that have inspired ancient legends, Victorian explorers and modern tourists alike could all but vanish."

(DW.com, Germany)
Thu, 2018-08-30

"As glaciers melt, nutrients they contain run into the ocean and fertilize local algal blooms. Although these food oases feed local animals, they don’t make up for global challenges produced by melting ice sheets."

(News.Stanford.edu)
Thu, 2018-08-30

"The expansive gray-and-white landscape might look barren, but scientists say life lurks in the Arctic waters below."

(NationalGeographic.com)
Thu, 2018-08-30

"The permafrost at the observatory site in Alaska’s interior hovers just below zero degrees Celsius, potentially on the verge of rapid change."

(News.NAU.edu)
Wed, 2018-08-29

"For over 40 years Lonnie Thompson and his colleagues have observed and documented the effects of the recent warming, augmented by strong El Niño events, on the ice fields in Peru."

(News.OSU.edu)
Wed, 2018-08-29

"The Arctic is in hot water, literally, following the discovery that heat has been accumulating rapidly in a salty layer of the Arctic Ocean 50 meters down."

(NewScientist.com)
Wed, 2018-08-29

"This summer’s epic wildfires and other extreme weather events have a root cause."

(RollingStone.com)
Tue, 2018-08-28

"In two major Arctic rivers, 40 years of climate change seem to have fortified a natural process that consumes and stores atmospheric carbon dioxide."

(Phys.Org)
Tue, 2018-08-28

"The rescue team also hopes to locate other World War II wrecks, including a U.S. Coast Guard “Duck” aircraft that crashed on the same glacier as the Lost Squadron in November 1942."

(SmithsonianMag.com)
Mon, 2018-08-27

A new trade route for energy supplies is opening up north of the Arctic Circle as some of the warmest temperatures on record shrink ice caps that used to lock ships out of the area.

(Bloomberg.com)