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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Even moderate interference with carbon balance could postpone Earth's next ice age by 100,000 years.
Animals January 15, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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