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13 04 2021 | 12:24

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’.

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists. More than a third of the vast floating platforms of ice surrounding …

04 03 2021 | 07:43

Melting Ice Sheets Could Hasten Ocean Current’s Collapse.

The climate crisis could push an important ocean current past a critical tipping point sooner than expected, new research suggests.

03 03 2021 | 10:51

Giant crack frees a massive iceberg in Antarctica.

A giant iceberg, more than 20 times the size of Manhattan, just split off from Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. This dramatic breakup comes after a major crack formed on the shelf in November 2020 and…

03 03 2021 | 09:32

Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study.

Other predators such as narwhals are suffering similarly as unique adaptations become less suited. Polar bears and narwhals are using up to four times as much energy to survive because of major ice…

21 02 2021 | 08:08

World's largest iceberg disintegrates into 'alphabet soup,' NASA photo shows.

Once the size of Delaware, iceberg A-68a is now a broken puzzle of ice. The ocean north of Antarctica has turned into an "alphabet soup" of broken icebergs, according to a new blog post on NASA's …

09 02 2021 | 13:04

Climate change will be sudden and cataclysmic. We need to act fast.

Tipping points could fundamentally disrupt the planet and produce abrupt change in the climate. A mass methane release could put us on an irreversible path to full land-ice melt, causing sea levels…

09 02 2021 | 10:17

World's largest iceberg shatters into a dozen pieces.

Iceberg A68a was once large enough to hold the five boroughs of New York five times over; now, it's shattering like a broken window. The world's largest iceberg has shattered into a dozen pieces,…

08 02 2021 | 14:35

Himalayan glacier breaks in India, around 125 missing in floods.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Around 125 people were missing in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a small hydroelectric dam on Sunday, with floods forcing the evacuation of…

03 02 2021 | 10:10

Extraordinary voyage: on the trail of the trillion-tonne runaway iceberg.

Amid fears of huge damage to marine ecosystems from the giant A68a berg, British researchers are setting sail to assess its impact.

29 01 2021 | 09:15

World’s Ice Is Melting 65 Percent Faster Than in 1990s.

A first-of-its-kind study has examined the satellite record to see how the climate crisis is impacting all of the planet's ice. The answer? Quite a lot. The rate of worldwide ice loss has increased…

29 01 2021 | 09:11

Global Ice Melt Matches Worst-Case Climate Scenario, Study Says

The first global ice-loss survey using satellite data showed ice is disappearing faster in Antarctica and Greenland. Melting on the ice sheets has accelerated so much over the past three decades…

20 01 2021 | 10:59

A-68A iceberg thinning at 2.5 cm per day.

Latest images reveal that the A-68A iceberg has shattered into multiple pieces, with two large fragments of ice breaking off from the main berg and floating away in the open ocean. Scientists using…

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…