Tag: Glaciers

Scientists Find Evidence Of Massive Freshwater Flood That Caused Abrupt Climate Change 13,000 Years Ago

A freshwater flood coming from Canada’s Mackenzie River flowed into the North Atlantic Ocean 13,000 years ago. This created extreme weather disturbances that abruptly caused a mini Ice Age.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

NASA's OMG Campaign Solves Greenland Side-By-Side Glacier Puzzle

Tracy and Heilprin are Greenland glaciers that sit on the same gulf and experience the same weather and water conditions. Why then are they melting at significantly different rates?

Earth/Environment June 24, 2018

US, UK Team Up To Study Massive Glacier In Antarctica

Scientists are heading to Antarctica to study the Thwaites Glacier and how its melting could affect the sea level rising. The two organizations that are spearheading the research are the National Science Foundation and Natural Environment Research Council.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2018

Antarctica's Underwater Ice Is Retreating 5 Times Faster Than Previously Thought

Climate change has already been known to be affecting Earth's global regions but not at this rate. The underwater ice in Antarctica is now retreating five times faster than previously thought.

Earth/Environment April 3, 2018

Melting Glaciers Reach Point Of No Return, According to Scientist: Polar Ice Caps Doomed To Melt

According to scientists, the melting of Earth’s glaciers has reached a point of no return. Because of continuous climate change, it’s now impossible for the planet’s glacial volume to ever reach a better state.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2018

Over 2,000 Artifacts Recovered From Norway's Melting Glaciers

Artifacts that were hidden for thousands of years are being recovered from Norway's melting glaciers. What can these items reveal about human activity in the past?

Ancient January 27, 2018

What If All Ice On Earth Melted? Here’s A Chilling Image Of That Future

This map of North America shows what the continent would look like if the entire world’s ice were to disappear because of global warming. Glaciers worldwide are melting at a fast pace, shaping a completely different landscape for future generations.

Earth/Environment May 12, 2017

NASA Takes Photos Of The Mysterious New Rift On Greenland’s Petermann Glacier

A NASA Operation IceBridge aircraft has snapped photos of the new rift forming along Petermann Glacier in Greenland after a researcher provided its exact coordinates using satellite images.

Earth/Environment April 16, 2017

Crack In Antarctica’s Ice Shelf Larsen C Heading To Full Split

The fast growing giant crack in the Larsen C Ice shelf of Antarctica is threatening big changes in the landscape. The resulting iceberg may be massive and will be about the size of half of Lebanon.

Earth/Environment February 9, 2017

Iceberg The Size Of Delaware Set To Break Off From Antarctica, Potentially Affects Global Sea Levels

A long-running rift in Larsen C ice shelf suddenly grew in December, becoming almost as huge as Delaware and now poised to break off from Antarctica anytime soon.

Earth/Environment January 7, 2017

This 'Watermelon Snow' Speeds Up Melting Of Arctic Glaciers: Why You Should Care

Blankets of 'watermelon snow' located in the Arctic have been found to speed up the melting of the region's glaciers. How can this phenomenon affect our planet?

Earth/Environment June 22, 2016

More Than Half Of Massive Juneau Ice Field Might Be Gone By End Of Next Century: Study

By the next century, the future generation may no longer be able to enjoy one of the best tourist attractions in Alaska - Juneau Ice Field. New study predicts it could disappear by then.

Animals March 28, 2016

Iceberg That Sank Titanic Was 100,000 Year Old

Combining accounts from 1912 and modern data on ocean currents and winds, scientists calculated the origins of the iceberg that sank the Titanic. The new observations enrich theories around what really led to the massive tragedy.

Earth/Environment March 7, 2016

Polar Bear Patrols Reduce Harmful Interactions Between Humans And Polar Bears

Polar bears face the detrimental effects of climate change. Due to the scarcity of food, they spend more time on land, posing threats to humans.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2016

Hot, Parched Earth Slows Down Sea Level Rise: NASA Experts

Glaciers and ice sheets are rapidly melting, causing sea levels to elevate, but not fast enough. A new study revealed that the hot, parched Earth is slowing down the rates of sea level rise.

Earth/Environment February 16, 2016

Pluto Has Icebergs That Float In Frozen Nitrogen

Images captured by NASA's New Horizons reveal that Pluto has water ice glaciers that float on top of frozen nitrogen. Ice-on-ice movement is possible on the dwarf planet because of differences in ice density.

Space February 5, 2016

Research Study Claims Human-Made Climate Change Could Be Suppressing The Next Ice Age

Even moderate interference with carbon balance could postpone Earth's next ice age by 100,000 years.

Animals January 15, 2016

Glaciers In Mount Everest Shrunk By 28 Percent In Last 40 Years

The glaciers of Mount Everest are shrinking, a new report says. Warmer temperatures were also said to be present in the last 50 years.

Earth/Environment December 9, 2015

Animated Satellite Images Show 25 Years Of Glacier Movement In One Second

For the first time, a Swiss researcher combined satellite images of glacier behavior in Karakoram mountain range in Asia. Apparently, instead of retreating, they are advancing into each other.

Earth/Environment November 29, 2015

Shrinking Of Antarctic Glaciers Causes Adelie Penguin Population Explosion

In recent years, the population of Adélie penguins is continuously increasing. A new study said that the retreating and shrinking Antarctic Glaciers caused this population explosion.

Animals November 19, 2015

Melting Of Major Greenland Glacier Could Have Catastrophic Consequences

Researchers said the melting of the Zachariae Isstrom glacier in Greenland will have devastating effects for coastal cities worldwide. Low-lying areas and small island countries will be most affected, they said.

Earth/Environment November 16, 2015

Huge Greenland Glacier Crumbling Into The Sea Has Enough Ice To Raise Global Sea Levels

A massive glacier in northeast Greenland is in retreat, breaking up into the sea. Warmer air above and warmer sea water below is accelerating the process, researchers say.

Earth/Environment November 13, 2015

Gains Of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater Than Losses: NASA Study

A new NASA study revealed that gains of Antarctic ice sheet are actually greater than the increasing losses in the region. The data however, contradicts previous reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and many others.

Animals November 1, 2015

Climate Change Literally Moves Mountains: Scientists Say Warming Temperatures Shape The Earth

The earth’s warming temperatures does not just cause unpredictable weather and rising sea levels, it is also capable of changing the shape of our planet.

Animals October 4, 2015

Central Asia Facing Threat From Glacier Ice Loss: This Is How Bad The Situation Is

Loss of glacier ice could threaten the water supply of a large part of the region, researchers say. Glaciers in the area's mountains could lose half their ice by 2050, they say.

Earth/Environment August 17, 2015

Mount Everest's Melting Glaciers Its The Impact On The World's Tallest Mountain

Researchers say Mount Everest’s glaciers are going to be nearly gone by 2100. With all that ice melting, the loss of the mountain’s glaciers will surely be felt in various ways.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2015

Study Says Majority Of Everest Glaciers May Disappear By 2100

A new study conducted by the European Geosciences Union predicts that the volume of glaciers in the Everest region will decrease by around 70 and 99 percent in the year 2100 because of the continued increase in world temperatures.

Earth/Environment May 28, 2015

Scientists Alarmed By Sudden Onset Of Ice Loss In Antarctica

Rapid ice loss in Antarctica is causing concern among climatologists about an area once thought to be among the most stable on the continent. The damage is so great, it is changing the gravitational field of the Earth.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2015

Rapid Ice Loss In Antarctica Affects Earth's Gravity: What's Happening

Antarctica's ice is melting so quickly that it is affecting gravity on Earth, according to researchers. Changes in ice loss and their effects on gravity were recorded by satellites.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2015

Experts Find Origins Of Antarctica's Bleeding Glacier: How They Did It

Researchers used an electromagnetic sensor mounted on a helicopter to survey Taylor Valley in Antarctica leading to the discovery of salty water lying beneath this area.

Animals April 29, 2015

Mars Glaciers Contain Enough Water To Cover Planet 3-Feet Deep

The water contained in glaciers on Mars could cover the entire planet to a depth of 3 feet, a new study reveals. Where is all that ice hiding?

Space April 8, 2015

Western Canada Glaciers In Danger Of Shrinking By 70 Percent By 2100: Study

Glaciers in western Canada could lose most of their mass by the year 2100, according to a new model. Why wasn't this prediction seen before now?

April 6, 2015

Gulf Stream Slowing Down Faster Than Ever: Blame It On Climate Change

Melting ice is slowing and weakening the Gulf Stream with an influx of lighter-weight fresh water, researchers say. The result could be changes in weather and higher sea levels, they warn.

Animals March 24, 2015

New Study Questions Cause of Global Ice Ages

A new study finds that the most prevalent theory about what causes worldwide ice ages, changes in the Earth's orbit around the sun, is possibly wrong.

Animals March 20, 2015

Bubbly Glaciers Make For A Noisy Environment

Melting glaciers create a great deal of noise within oceans, a new study has discovered. What could this mean for the ecosystem?

Earth/Environment March 6, 2015

History Of Melting Ice In Greenland May Hold Clues To Future

Researchers have been able to quantify the way the Greenland Ice Sheet reacted to warmer temperatures in the past. The melting of ice may hold clues for future sea-level rise.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2015

Melting Glaciers Causing Iceland To Rise, Say Researchers

Iceland's melting glaciers cause the crust to rise by 1.4 inches per year. The rising of the crust may also result in increased volcanic eruptions in Iceland.

Animals February 3, 2015

Will Carbon from Melting Glaciers Drastically Impact Atmospheric Levels of Greenhouse Gas?

Melting glaciers will release vast amounts of carbon into the global ocean. A new study examines what could this mean for the environment.

Earth/Environment January 20, 2015

Melting Glaciers Reveal Stone Age Artifacts

As glaciers retreat with warming, evidence of ancient peoples is revealed. Artifacts are evidence of daily life 7,000 years ago.

Animals January 20, 2015

Sea Level Rising Faster Than We Thought: Sound the Alarm

The rate at which global sea level rises had been overestimated from the end of the 20th century until the 1990s. Now, the acceleration is significantly faster than previously believed.

Earth/Environment January 16, 2015

Climate Change Takes its Toll on Mount Rainier

Scientists suggest that global warming and climate change is taking a toll on Mount Rainer, which is causing the ice on its glaciers to melt. Experts suggest that the ice on Mount Rainer is melting six times the historical speed.

Animals December 22, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland continues to rumble, residents evacuated

The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull four years ago disrupted flights across Europe. The same incident is feared to happen again with the looming eruption of another large under-ice volcano, Bardarbunga.

Animals August 21, 2014

Tibetan glaciers are warmer than they've been for 2,000 years

Glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau in retreat as temperatures are warmest in millennia. Shrinking glaciers could threaten water supplies of millions in Asia.

Earth/Environment August 15, 2014

We're to blame for the melting glaciers, study says

A new study provides strong evidence showing that humans caused about 66 percent of decrease in global glacier mass since 1990.

Earth/Environment August 14, 2014

Mars was cold and wet? Curiosity sees evidence of glaciers at Mount Sharp

Evidence of ancient glaciers at Mount Sharp on Mars may reveal the red planet was once cold and wet, but what does that mean for the search for alien life?

Space June 29, 2014

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