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The Frozen Truth about Glaciers, Climate Change and Our Future

Lewis Owen has been scraping out icy fragments of history's truth from one of the most glaciated regions on Earth for the past 25...
Global waming staves off ice age

Glaciers sizzle as they disappear into warmer water

Scientists have recorded and identified one of the most prominent sounds of a warming planet: the sizzle of glacier ice as it melts into...

New drilling technique helps reveal the ‘plumbing’ beneath the Greenland Ice...

Scientists' understanding of how Greenland Ice Sheet melt water travels in passages along the bedrock below fails to account for some key processes. This,...

Greenland ice sheet to continue push of sea-level

New research has shown surface ice melt will be the dominant process controlling ice-loss from Greenland. As outlet glaciers retreat inland the other process,...

Greenland ice sheet flow driven by short-term weather extremes, not gradual...

Sudden changes in the volume of meltwater contribute more to the acceleration -- and eventual loss -- of the Greenland ice sheet than the gradual increase of temperature, according to a University of British Columbia study. The ice sheet consist...

Time to prepare for climate change

WASHINGTON -- Though the massive glaciers of the greater Himalayan region are retreating slowly, development agencies can take steps now to help the region's communities prepare for the many ways glacier melt is expected to impact their lives, ...

Earth from space: Giant iceberg enters Nares Strait

ESA's Envisat satellite has been tracking the progression of the giant iceberg that calved from Greenland's Petermann glacier on 4 August 2010. This animation shows that the iceberg, the largest in the northern hemisphere, is now entering Nare...

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