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25 05 2020 | 10:08

Climate Change Is Moving This Restaurant From Italy to Switzerland.

Rifugio Guide del Cervino is a bar and restaurant atop the Plateau Rosa, a glacial ridge in the Italian Alps. Or at least, it was. Climate change is moving it inexorably toward Switzerland as the…

25 05 2020 | 08:01

Alaska Faces Major Tsunami Threat, Scientists Warn.

As the climate crisis takes hold, the effects are noticed most conspicuously at the extremes like the poles and the desert, where the harsh environments are drastically altered by a changing climate.

15 05 2020 | 07:14

Whatever Sea Level Rise Brings, NASA Will Be There.

Greenland and coastal Louisiana may not seem to have a lot in common. An autonomous territory of Denmark, Greenland is covered in snow most of the year and is home to about 56,000 people. On the…

11 05 2020 | 07:00

New satellite maps show dire state of ice melt in Antarctica and Greenland.

The world's largest glaciers are losing ice far faster than they can replenish it.

07 05 2020 | 07:35

NASA: Ice Sheets

Data from NASA's GRACE and GRACE Follow-On satellites show that the land ice sheets in both Antarctica (upper chart) and Greenland (lower chart) have been losing mass since 2002. The GRACE mission…

02 05 2020 | 07:47

'Spectacular' artefacts found as Norway ice patch melts.

Discoveries exposed by retreating ice include snowshoe for horses and bronze age ski The retreat of a Norwegian mountain ice patch, which is melting because of climate change, has revealed a lost…

27 04 2020 | 06:22

Ice-free Arctic summers now very likely even with climate action.

Scientists surprised by latest results but say carbon cuts remain vital to prevent ice loss becoming permanent. The loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic is now very likely before 2050, new research…

19 04 2020 | 07:03

Persistent Cloudless Skies Helped Fuel Exceptional Greenland Ice Melt.

Warm temperatures, clear weather and little snow all played a role in last summer’s major melt event on the ice sheet. The Greenland ice sheet saw some of its highest melt rates on record last…

07 04 2020 | 08:32

Antarctica was warm enough for rainforest near south pole 90m years ago.

Think of Antarctica and it is probably sweeping expanses of ice, and the odd penguin, that come to mind. But at the time of the dinosaurs the continent was covered in swampy rainforest. Now experts…

07 04 2020 | 08:09

Antarctica's Denman Glacier is sinking into the world's deepest canyon.

The glaciers of Antarctica are melting at unprecedented rates, and a giant canyon in the continent's rocky underbelly could make matters much worse.

23 03 2020 | 07:07

Greenland's melting ice raised global sea level by 2.2mm in two months.

Analysis of satellite data reveals astounding loss of 600bn tons of ice last summer as Arctic experienced hottest year on record. Last year’s summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of…

16 03 2020 | 21:01

Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected.

According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate…

24 02 2020 | 05:47

Dramatic images show ice-less region of Antarctica following record-high temperatures.

The peninsula region experienced temperatures near 65 degrees Fahrenheit.  

08 02 2020 | 09:19

Antarctica logs hottest temperature on record of 18.3C. The Antarctic Peninsula is among the fastest-warming regions on earth.

A record high temperature of 18.3C (64.9F) has been logged on the continent of Antarctica. The reading, taken on Thursday by Argentine research base Esperanza, is 0.8C hotter than the previous peak…

19 09 2019 | 08:08

Sweden's highest peak just lost its title and climate change is to blame.

Scientists warn "the destiny looks poor" for Scandinavia's glaciers as Sweden's highest peak melts away. The glacier-covered southern peak of Sweden's Kebnekaise mountain stands at 2,095.6 metres…

13 09 2019 | 16:21

Greenland's ice faces melting 'death sentence'.

Greenland's massive ice sheet may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists have warned. During this year alone, it lost enough ice to raise the average global sea level by more than a…

04 08 2019 | 08:48

4 climate tipping points the planet is facing.

Is our planet approaching a climate change cliff edge? Across the world, from the forests to the oceans, the consequences of humanity’s activities are being felt – and the effects could be…

30 07 2019 | 17:13

Russia’s permafrost is melting and it could have a devastating global effect.

An environmental vicious circle is taking hold in Russia and other parts of the Arctic as permafrost – the frozen ground beneath a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere and almost 20% of Earth’s…

15 07 2019 | 11:41

A World Without Ice.

Dahr Jamail on his book "The End Of Ice" and the significance of the many studies showing glaciers and sea ice around the world are melting at an unprecedented speed.  

08 07 2019 | 07:47

The changing landscape of the Antarctic – in pictures

The changing landscape of the Antarctic – in pictures