glaciers

  • Ice age relics discovered beneath the North Sea

    Scan reveals huge seafloor channels carved by ancient ice sheets.

    Scientists have created spectacular maps of drowned worlds beneath the North Sea, revealing enormous channels forged ...

    Climate September 9, 2021
  • Glaciers are shrinking faster every year

    Scientists study more than 200,000 glaciers to estimate global ice loss – with distressing results.

    A massive study of nearly every glacier on Earth has confirmed that they are losing more and more ice every year....

    Climate April 29, 2021
  • Himalayan disaster explained

    Researchers believe fatal flash flood caused by landslide, not glacial lake outburst.

    A devastating flood last week on the upper reaches of the Rishi Ganga River, in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand...

    Climate February 15, 2021
  • Here’s what’s below unstable glaciers

    Robot gathers information at the grounding line.

    Scientists have taken a close-up look at the foundations of one of the most unstable glaciers in Antarctica.Using...

    Earth February 2, 2020
  • The vulnerability of water towers

    Factors that threaten glacier-based water resources.

    The ideal natural fresh water supply system is constant and reliable: capable of storing water during times of plenty...

    Climate December 9, 2019
  • Amazon fires could increase glacier melting

    Study highlights the impact of black carbon and dust.

    By Natalie ParlettaSmoke plumes from burning rainforests in the Amazon basin could increase melting of tropical Andea...

    Climate November 28, 2019
  • People are flocking to see melting glaciers

    Visiting thawing destinations can be a double-edged sword.

    More tourists mean more business and more climate change awareness, but visiting thawing destinations can be a double...

    Features May 5, 2019
  • Carbon dioxide dip propelled longer glaciation cycles

    New modelling confirms unprecedented levels of atmospheric carbon in modern era. Nick Carne reports.

    A long-term decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and the removal of rocky soils overlying bedrock toget...

    Climate April 3, 2019
  • Hole almost the size of Manhattan found under glacier

    NASA observations prompt increased concern over Antarctic ice-melt.

    The discovery of a cavity with an area equivalent to two-thirds of Manhattan beneath an Antarctic glacier has raised ...

    Climate January 31, 2019
  • Glacier, retreating

    The Columbia Glacier descends from an ice field 3000 metres above sea level, down the flanks of the Chugach Mountains...

    Climate August 10, 2018
  • Probing the mystery of Pluto’s glaciers

    Glaciers seen on the dwarf planet appear to violate physics, prompting a search for explanation. ...

    When the first photos came back from NASA’s New Horizons flyby of Pluto in July 2015, one of the biggest surprises wa...

    Space July 22, 2018
  • A virtual glacier

    An online tool shows how Earth systems respond to changes.

    A VESL simulation of the Columbia Glacier in Alaska.VESL / NASA The Virtual Earth System Laboratory (VESL) is an...

    Earth Sciences December 5, 2017
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