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January 29, 2020

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The Earth's inner core is hot, under immense pressure and 'snow'-capped, according to new research that could help scientists better understand forces that affect the entire ... read more
New time-lapse videos of Earth's glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space -- some spanning nearly 50 years -- are providing scientists with new insights into how the ... read more
Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would ... read more

Vintage Film Shows Thwaites Glacier Ice Shelf Melting Faster Than Previously Observed

Newly available archival film has revealed the eastern ice shelf of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is melting faster than previous estimates, ... read more
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Research Confirms Timing of Tropical Glacier Melt at the End of the Last Ice Age

Findings on ice retreat across the global tropics clarifies how the low latitudes transformed during the end of the last ice age and can help current-day predictions of our own climate ... read more

Mountain Goats' Air Conditioning Is Failing, Study Says

A new study says Glacier National Park's iconic mountain goats are in dire need of 'air ... read more

Shrinking of Greenland's Glaciers Began Accelerating in 2000, Research Finds

Satellite data has given scientists clues about how, when and why Greenland's glaciers are shrinking -- and shows a sharp increase in glacial retreat beginning about 2000, according to new ... read more

Why Polar Bears at Sea Have Higher Pollution Levels Than Those Staying on Land

As the climate changes, myriad animal populations are being impacted. In particular, Arctic sea-ice is in decline, causing polar bears in the Barents Sea region to alter their feeding and hunting ... read more

Could We Cool Earth With an Ice-Free Arctic?

The Arctic region is heating up faster than any other place on Earth, and as more and more sea ice is lost every year, we are already feeling the impacts. Researchers explored strategies for cooling ... read more

Last Remaining Glaciers in the Pacific Will Soon Melt Away

The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade -- and possibly sooner -- due to climate change, a new study has found. The glaciers in ... read more

The Antarctic: Data About the Structure of the Icy Continent

Satellite data from the European Space Agency (ESA) has now been used as the basis for new insights on the deep structure of the continent ... read more

Can Arctic 'Ice Management' Combat Climate Change?

According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice ... read more

Outlook for the Polar Regions in a 2-Degrees-Warmer World

With 2019 on pace as one of the warmest years on record, a major new study reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines global consequences of continued polar warming. The study reports ... read more

Drone Images Show Greenland Ice Sheet Becoming More Unstable as It Fractures

The world's second-largest ice sheet, and the single largest contributor to global sea-level rise, is potentially becoming unstable because of fractures developing in response to faster ice flow ... read more

Antarctica's Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Move from Land Into Sea

New study provides the first evidence that thinning ice shelves around Antarctica are causing more ice to move from the land into the ... read more

Antarctic Ice Sheets Could Be at Greater Risk of Melting Than Previously Thought

Antarctica is the largest reservoir of ice on Earth -- but new research suggests it could be at greater risk of melting than previously ... read more

Impact of Climate Change on Arctic Terns

New study shows how changes in Antarctic sea ice is driving one of the world's smallest seabirds to forage further for ... read more

Pollution from Athabasca Oil Sands Affects Weather Processes

Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land and water around the Athabaska Oil Sands for some time. After looking at contaminants in snow taken from up-to 25 km away from the ... read more

Last Arctic Ice Refuge Is Disappearing

The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new ... read more

Two Million-Year-Old Ice Provides Snapshot of Earth's Greenhouse Gas History

Two million-year old ice from Antarctica recently uncovered by a team of researchers provides a clearer picture into the connections between greenhouse gases and climate in ancient times and will ... read more

Reframing Antarctica's Meltwater Pond Dangers to Ice Shelves and Sea Level

On Antarctica, meltwater ponds riddle a kilometer-thick, 10,000-year-old ice shelf, which shatters just weeks later. The collapse shocks scientists and unleashes the glacier behind the ice shelf, ... read more

Understanding Local Attitudes to Snow Leopards Vital for Their Ongoing Protection

Local people in the Nepal Himalayas value snow leopards as much for the potential personal benefits they gain from the animals' conservation as they do for the intrinsic value of this ... read more

Satellite Data Used to Calculate Snow Depth in Mountain Ranges

Bioscience engineers have developed a method to measure the snow depth in all mountain ranges in the Northern Hemisphere using satellites. This technique makes it possible to study areas that cannot ... read more

Information Theory as a Forensics Tool for Investigating Climate Mysteries

During Earth's last glacial period, temperatures on the planet periodically spiked dramatically and rapidly. A new article suggests that mathematics from information theory could offer a ... read more

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