Nearly one quarter of West Antarctica ice is unstable, melting, study reports

That’s a LOT of ice.

Even mountain glaciers are now contaminated with microplastic

Truly, no place on Earth has escaped pollution.

Ice in glaciers on Mount Everest is warmer than expected — or “hoped” for

“Warm” ice is a problem.

West Antarctic bedrock is rising surprisingly fast — and this may slow down ice melt

Some rare good news.

Boaty McBoatface to lead 5-year expedition to one of the fastest-melting glaciers

It’s one of the last barriers holding back a lot of water from hitting the ocean.

You can now play God with NASA’s new climate change simulator

You can make cool science.

NASA data shows climate change is threatening more glaciers than we thought

Ice might be melting much faster than we thought.

Venezuela to become the first country to lose its glaciers to global warming

Things are not looking good in Venezuela.

NASA snaps picture of huge crack in Greenland ice shelf

An unexpected crack has emerged across a giant Greenland glacier, raising concerns that a big chunk of the glacier might splinter off into the ocean.

Startling NASA photo reveals 300-foot-wide rift in Antarctic Ice Shelf

It looks like we’re moving closer to a dramatic break-up.

Continents soak up water, slowing down sea level rise. This won’t go on forever, though

Today, sea levels rise at a rate double that recorded in the 20th century. That’s a lot, but not nearly as much as climate scientists expected. Researchers at NASA claim they now know why: thirsty continents absorb a great deal of the extra water coming from melting glaciers. They warn, however, that the system will become saturated at one point and the water will be returned to the oceans, as part of the global water cycle.

This glacier produces half a million ice quakes a year

Somewhere in the Arctic, in the interior of the Greenland ice sheets, there lies a glacier like no other. This glacier quakes once every minute, more frequently than ever observed. Geologists now believe that studying these ice quakes couldĀ help them better understand how ice melts and reacts to rising temperatures and better model ice flow. It’s only natural that as

Greenland Glacier Loses Huge Chunk of Ice

Scientists have reported the break of a huge part of Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the largest ones in Greenland. A chunk of it roughly the size of Manhattan broke some time between August 13 and August 19.

Central Asia glaciers are melting at an alarming rate threatening the water supply of millions

Glaciers covering Asia’s Tian Shan mountains have lost a quarter of their mass over the past 50 years, at a rate four times higher than the global average due to the particularly dry climate of the area. At this rate, by 2050 half of the remaining ice that covers the 2,500 kilometers long mountain rage could melt, threatening the water supply and affecting millions of people. If left unchecked, the situation might even turn into a conflict for the most basic resources (water and food).

Everest glaciers might be gone thanks to global warming, new study concludes

A new study shows once again that no place on Earth is safe from the effects of climate change. Even in the heights of the Himalaya Mountains, glaciers aren’t safe; there’s a good chance that 99% of the glaciers around the Everest area will melt by 2100.

Huge Ice Shelf in Antarctica Set to Collapse

A NASA study has found that a huge ice shelf is set to collapse in a few years. The ice shelf, which has existed for over 12,000 years, is estimated to be over 200 meters thick.

Mars has giant belts of glaciers, Danish researchers claim

Astronomers have known for quite a while that Mars has distinct polar ice caps, but the Red Planet might also have belts of glaciers at its central latitudes in both the southern and northern hemispheres. These huge glaciers are covered by a thick layer of dust which masks them and makes them seem like they are actually part of the surface of the ground.

Repeat Photography From the 1920s and Now Shows Incredible Glacier Retreat

Repeat photography (or rephotography) is a technique in which photographs are taken repeatedly at a site to see how it evolves. It’s especially useful for glaciers, particularly because other remote ways of estimating glacial mass, depth, and rate of retreat are imperfect. These photos depict how this technique was used at a number of locations in Alaska. Here, we see

Huge Antarctica Glacier might melt much faster than previously believed

Researchers from NASA, Imperial College in London and Texas University have discovered two seafloor troughs that allow warm ocean water to infiltrate and accentuate the melting of Totten Glacier, East Antarctica’s largest glacier. This could have massive implications not only for the Antarctica ice, but for global sea levels.

Time Lapse Video Shows Glacier Retreat

Fox Glacier is one of the most spectacular sights in New Zealand, receiving on average over 1,000 visits every day. Sadly, like many other glaciers, Fox Glacier is retreating rapidly due to climate change. A pair of before-and-after images 10 year apart highlightthis perfectly, just like the time-lapse video below does.