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27 12 2020 | 07:26

The world's largest iceberg has just broken in two.

The new iceberg is the size of a small city. The main iceberg is the size of a state. The world's largest iceberg has just broken in two, with a chunk of ice about the size of Queens and the Bronx…

20 12 2020 | 08:14

Long-term permafrost record details Arctic thaw.

Covering 18 million sq km, northern hemisphere permafrost areas have been warming since the 1980s, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report on oceans and cryosphere.

13 12 2020 | 08:01

Iceberg on collision course with South Georgia.

The giant A-68A iceberg could strike land this month – wreaking havoc near the waters of the South Georgia Island. Since its ‘birth’ in 2017, the iceberg has travelled thousands of kilometres from…

30 11 2020 | 07:32

Climate crisis: Arctic sea ice freezing at latest date on record.

Slow formation of ice north of Siberia comes after record-breaking heatwave earlier this year It is mid-November and the Arctic has already been plunged into 24-hour darkness for the winter, but two…

28 11 2020 | 07:39

Primeval Greenland lake found buried beneath a mile-thick slab of ice.

Scientists have discovered an ancient lakebed buried under more than a mile of ice that may hold secrets to Greenland's past climate.  The lake formed when northwest Greenland was ice-free, sometime…

25 11 2020 | 06:35

Growing ‘heat blob’ from Atlantic driving sea ice loss in Arctic, study says.

Amount of ocean heat delivered to the Arctic has increased markedly since 2001, according to research An underwater heat blob from the Atlantic is delivering more and more warmth to the Arctic,…

20 11 2020 | 17:07

Greenland’s largest glaciers nearing rates of melt expected in ‘worst-case scenario’.

Greenland’s three biggest glaciers added the equivalent of around 8mm to global sea levels from 1880 to 2012, study says. Greenland’s largest glaciers are currently melting at levels close to what…

17 11 2020 | 16:30

Is the climate crisis pushing the world towards a ‘point of no return’?

A new study claims we may have already reached a hypothetical ‘point of no return’, but other researchers say this is ‘at odds’ with what we know about climate science. Daisy Dunne examines the…

16 11 2020 | 07:17

World’s Largest Iceberg Could Collide With Island Home to Penguins and Seals.

The world's largest iceberg could collide with South Georgia Island, posing a major risk to the wildlife that call it home.

12 11 2020 | 08:47

Climate crisis: Remote glaciers in China melting at ‘shocking’ pace, risking water shortages.

Scientists say largest glacier in world’s ‘third pole’ has retreated by 450 metres, as temperatures rise.

27 10 2020 | 10:24

Feeling the heat over Arctic sea ice.

David Nowell thinks Extinction Rebellion should focus on insulating homes, running public transport cooperatives and campaigning for major economic reforms, while Iain Climie says late Arctic ice…

25 10 2020 | 10:34

Protect the Antarctic Peninsula — before it’s too late.

Banning fishing in warming coastal waters and limiting tourism and construction on land will help to protect marine mammals and seabirds.

25 10 2020 | 10:23

Ice melt in Alaska threatens to unleash unprecedented 'mega-tsunami,' scientists warn.

A giant, catastrophic tsunami in Alaska triggered by a landslide of rock left unstable after glacier melting is likely to occur in the next two decades, scientists fear - and it could happen within…

24 10 2020 | 11:40

10 million snowblowers? Last-ditch ideas to save the Arctic ice.

Some of the solutions sound fantastical – but their proponents argue that there are precious few other options. Time is running out for the Arctic. The region continues to warm at two or three times…

23 10 2020 | 11:48

Alaska's new climate threat: tsunamis linked to melting permafrost.

Scientists are warning of a link between rapid warming and landslides that could threaten towns and tourist attractions. In Alaska and other high, cold places around the world, new research shows…

10 10 2020 | 09:36

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Faster Than at Any Time in Last 12,000 Years, Study Finds.

Rising temperatures in the air and the water surrounding Greenland are melting its massive ice sheet at a faster rate than anytime in the last 12 millennia, according to a new study published…

10 10 2020 | 09:29

The Guardian: Environment Now

The Earth is changing faster than at any point in modern history as a result of human-caused global heating. From the mid-19th century, when we began burning fossil fuels on an industrial scale, we…

10 10 2020 | 09:12

Antarctica could melt 'irreversibly' due to climate change, study warns.

The change will take thousands of years, but we only have a century to stop it. Antarctica contains more than half of the world's freshwater in its sprawling, frozen ice sheet, but humanity's…

02 10 2020 | 08:48

The Arctic hasn’t been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet.

Every year, sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean shrinks to a low point in mid-September. This year it measures just 1.44 million square miles (3.74 million square kilometers) – the second-lowest value …

25 09 2020 | 10:31

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds.

Research says melting will continue even if temperature rises are limited to 2C. Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will cause sea level rises of about two and a half metres around the world, even…