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13 05 2021 | 06:33

Study of nearly every glacier on Earth shows ice loss is speeding up.

Earth's glaciers are shrinking, and in the past 20 years, the rate of shrinkage has steadily sped up, according to a new study of nearly every glacier on the planet.

04 05 2021 | 10:48

Rapid retreat of glaciers leading world towards ‘humanitarian crisis’, says top scientist.

Exclusive: Melt of glaciers in the Himalayas and South America could threaten water supply of hundreds of millions of people, says leading glaciologist Prof Jemma Wadham The rapid retreat of …

04 05 2021 | 10:38

Competition heats up in the melting Arctic, and the US isn’t prepared to counter Russia.

For decades, the frozen Arctic was little more than a footnote in global economic competition, but that’s changing as its ice melts with the warming climate.

27 04 2021 | 09:54

New Study Changes Understanding of How Greenland’s Ice Melts

A new study of Greenland's glacial rivers has important implications for how scientists might model future ice melt and subsequent sea level rise.

27 04 2021 | 09:48

Climate crisis has shifted the Earth’s axis, study shows.

Massive melting of glaciers has tilted the planet’s rotation, showing the impact of human activities The massive melting of glaciers as a result of global heating has caused marked shifts in the…

27 04 2021 | 08:29

Warnings as Alaskan glacier moving 100 times faster than normal.

The glacier’s movement may make traversal to the summit of Denali impossible for climbers this year. An Alaskan glacier has been recorded as moving between 50 and 100 times faster than its previous…

18 04 2021 | 07:35

Scientists Warn 4°C World Would Unleash 'Unimaginable Amounts of Water' as Ice Shelves Collapse

A new study is shedding light on just how much ice could be lost around Antarctica if the international community fails to urgently rein in planet-heating emissions, bolstering arguments for bolder…

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…