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Arctic Sea Ice Hit a Scary Milestone

Arctic sea ice shrank to its second lowest level on record, researchers announced on Monday. Sorry.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Ice, Arctic, Arctic sea ice, Arctic sea, Arctic Sea Ice Is Melting At An Alarming Rate, Ice On Thin Ice, Ice Ice Maybe

The Arctic We Know Is Disappearing

There have been some pretty freaky things happening in the Arctic this year, with historic levels of ice melt, absurdly high temperatures, and wildfires in an area that’s meant to be the definition of cold. New research by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that we shouldn’t just…Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Arctic sea ice, National Center for Atmospheric Research NCAR, Ice On Thin Ice, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Ice Ice Maybe

Antarctica and Greenland Are on Track for the Worst-Case Climate Scenario

As the world’s ice sheets have been cracking up and melting down, climatologists have warned that further decimation could cause devastating levels of sea level rise. Now, a recent study shows that ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are melting at a pace on par with the worst-case climate scenarios scientists have…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Greenland, Ice On Thin Ice, Ice Ice Maybe

Bering Sea Ice Hasn't Been This Low in at Least 5,500 Years

The Arctic has seen some weird happenings as the climate crisis reshapes the region, but among the most dramatic was what happened in winter 2018 in the Bering Sea. Despite the inky black days, ice began to peel back from the coast in February. By May, the sea ice cover was basically completely gone a month ahead of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Bering Sea, Ice On Thin Ice, Ice Ice Maybe

Scientists Made an Alarmingly Easy Trip to the North Pole

At Earther, we’ve been following the historic extent of ice melt in the Arctic this summer pretty closely. But not as closely as Gunnar Spreen and his research team, who are literally following the ice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Arctic sea ice, Ice On Thin Ice, Ice Ice Maybe, Gunnar Spreen

Hydrofracturing Is the Latest Concern for Antarctica’s Ice Shelves

Antarctica’s coast is home to roughly 50 ice shelves—floating ledges of ice that jut out from the edge of the continent into the ocean—large enough to have names. There’s our old friend Larsen, the very relatably named Quar, the fancy-pants King Edwards, and others. Remember them now because as the planet warms, these…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Edwards, Larsen, Ice Shelves, Ice On Thin Ice, Ice Ice Maybe

During the Last Ice Age, Erratic Temperatures in Greenland Triggered Changes All Over the World

During the Last Glacial Period some 11,500 years ago, Greenland went through massive changes called interstadial events. Then, it quickly oscillated between lower and higher temperatures, which melted and then refroze (and then melted again) massive ice sheets in the region. Geological records appear to show that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Greenland, Ice Age, Ancient History, Pleistocene, Ice Ice Maybe

These Satellite Images Show the Final Days of Canada's Last Ice Shelf

Canada lost its last ice shelf last week, but a set of new satellite images show the crack that pushed the shelf to its edge in macabre detail.Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Arctic, Ice Shelves, Ice Ice Maybe, Milne Ice Shelf

RIP: Canada's Last Ice Shelf Has Collapsed

Canada’s Arctic has been getting slammed by the climate crisis. The region hasn’t been this hot in at least 115,000 years, and its ice is suffering. But it had one intact ice sheet that was hanging on for dear life. Until now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Arctic, Rip, Arctic ice melt, Ice Ice Maybe

Over 17 Million Cubic Feet of Ice Threaten Italian Tourist Town

Anything is possible when it comes to ice these warming days: disappearing ice caps, newly discovered penguin colonies, and now, crumbling glaciers threatening the lives of dozens of people.Read more...
Tags: Science, Italy, Alps, Ice Ice Maybe, Planpincieux Glacier

Satellite Images Reveal New Penguin Colonies in Melting Antarctica

Satellites have spotted eight new emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica, as well as confirmed the existence of three others. While this sounds good, the unfortunate reality is that these newly discovered penguins are just as threatened as the rest.Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Satellite Images, Penguins, Emperor Penguins, Ice Ice Maybe, Not Actually Good News

A Pair of Canadian Ice Caps Has Disappeared Completely

A set of polar ice caps has literally disappeared. We don’t need any more evidence that the Earth is warming to the point of mass instability, but this latest discovery is unsettling, to say the least.Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Earth, Ice, Arctic, Ice Caps, Ice Ice Maybe, St Patrick Bay

Ancient Ice Loss in Antarctica’s Most Stable Region Paints a Bleak Picture of What Could Come

A new paper suggests that the East Antarctic ice sheet may not be as stable as we thought. Looking at ancient melting, the study finds evidence that this piece of the Antarctic experienced melting 400,000 years ago when the world was 1.8 to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 2 degrees Celsius) warmer. Enough ice melted…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ice, Antarctica, Antarctic, East Antarctica, East Antarctic, Ice Ice Maybe

This Livestream of Beluga Whales Is the Only Thing I Want to Watch in Quarantine

You’d think that since I’m barely leaving the house these days, I’d be watching a ton of new shows, but as it were, it’s hard to watch TV during a pandemic. Against a backdrop of mass death, pretty much everything feels too light or too heavy. Except, apparently, this new beluga whale live cam.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Beluga, Ice Ice Maybe, Baby Beluga In The Deep Blue Sea

Climate Change Could Make Arctic Waves Two Stories Higher

Climate change may cause huge waves to swell in the Arctic, which could have a devastating impact on coastal communities.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Indigenous Rights, Inuit, Ice Ice Maybe, Everythings Wavy

The South Pole Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of Earth

Warm air doesn’t reach Antarctica as easily as the rest of the globe, but a new study has found that not even the South Pole is safe from the influences of human-driven climate change. Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Earth, Antarctica, South Pole, Ice Ice Maybe

At Least Some Penguins Benefited From Record Antarctic Sea Ice Loss

Antarctica’s sea ice has crashed in recent years. It’s nothing to celebrate, but apparently some Antarctic penguins are loving it. A new study out Wednesday found that a group of Adélie penguins actually thrived during a period of sea ice loss. Don’t get too excited, though. This sea ice loss doesn’t affect all…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Ice, Antarctica, Penguins, Antarctic, Adelie Penguins, Ice Ice Maybe

The Mystery of Antarctica's Record Drop in Sea Ice Has Been Solved

Ice in the polar regions has been under assault from rising ocean and water temperatures. While human-driven climate change is driving widespread weirdness, natural patterns can also lead to chaos.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Ice, Antarctica, Ice Ice Maybe, Polynya

Ancient Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss Dwarfs Modern Melting, Study Finds

More than a year ago, researcher Julian Dowdeswell boarded a research vessel at the edge of the Fimbul ice shelf to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula. He and six other scientists with the University of Cambridge were setting off as part of an expedition to study the ancient patterns of ice sheet retreat along the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, University of Cambridge, Antarctic Peninsula, Larsen C, Ice Ice Maybe, Julian Dowdeswell, Fimbul

Climate Change is Turning Antarctica's Snow Green

As the planet warms, parts of the planet are going green—and not in the environmentally friendly way. Snow in coastal Antarctica is literally turning the color green.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Antarctica, Algae, Algae Blooms, Ice Ice Maybe

The World's Largest Iceberg Just Had a Baby

There’s a new baby in town. No, I don’t mean Grimes’ and Elon Musk’s new baby, X Æ A-12, although this other baby’s name is about as robot-like. I’m talking, of course, about A-68C, the new little iceberg that broke off Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf in late April. What a cutie pie!Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Grimes, Larsen, Ice Ice Baby, Ice Ice Maybe

The Sea Ice Arctic Communities Rely on Could Disappear Three Weeks Earlier

Sea ice near the shore is crucial for dogsled travel for Arctic communities. But a new study shows that when temperatures crank up, it disappears faster—and it’s set to grow a lot worse by the end of the century.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Ice, Arctic, Greenland, Inuit, Ice Ice Maybe

NASA Space Lasers Offer 'Fantastically Detailed' Look at the World's Ice Loss

The ice sheets are melting, and a new study research relies on state-of-the-art technology to reveal where the biggest losses are happening. It’s pretty freaking cool even if the results are bad news.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Greenland, Ice Ice Maybe

Great, Now We Have to Worry About Sunny Skies Melting Greenland's Ice Sheet

Greenland is some of the world’s most-distressed real estate. In recent years, it’s been subject to bizarre fires, and its ice sheet has been cracking up and melting down due to rising temperatures. Now, new research adds to the growing list of calamities the second-biggest stash of ice on the planet faces: sunny…Read more...
Tags: Science, Greenland, Meltdown, Greenland Ice Sheet, Ice Ice Maybe

'One of the Toughest Jobs' on Earth: Studying Melting Ice

Spring is looming in the northern hemisphere. It is habitually a key and busy time for environmental science fieldwork, no more so than for the select community that travel great lengths and endure perilous conditions to study some of the world’s highest glaciers in the mountains of Asia.Read more...
Tags: Asia, Mountains, Science, Alps, Himalayas, Glaciers, Andes, Ice Ice Maybe

Kingdom of Frost Explores How Frozen Landscapes Shaped Humanity

Growing up in the Norwegian Arctic—one of the coldest places on Earth—journalist Bjørn Vassnes became fascinated with the natural sciences. Today, he pens a science column for one of Norway’s most popular daily newspapers and hosts the television science program Schrödingers katt (Schrödinger’s cat) on the Norwegian…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Arctic, Himalayas, Norway, Glaciers, Cryosphere, Ice Ice Maybe, Bjørn Vassnes

The Climate Crisis Is Causing 'Dramatic' Changes in the Pacific Arctic

Nowhere is safe from the climate crisis, but some regions are suffering more than others. The Pacific edge of the Arctic Ocean is one of those regions, and it’s changing in big, scary ways. The region has gotten warmer and lost ice over the past century, but in a paper published in Nature Climate Change on Monday,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Alaska, Sea Ice, Arctic, Pacific, Arctic Ocean, Ice Ice Maybe, Pacific Arctic

NASA Scientists Have Found Millions of Arctic Methane Hotspots

Scientists are taking to the skies to study methane emissions in the Arctic. In a series of more than 400 airplane rides in 2017, researchers with NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment discovered 2 million methane hotspots.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Arctic, Methane, Ice Ice Maybe, Arctic Methane Hotspots

It's Straight Up Balmy in Antarctica

Picture this: It’s 68 degrees Fahrenheit. You’re comfortably rocking a light denim jacket. You’re sipping a gin and tonic. You’ve got a picnic blanket and a spread of raw veggies and dips. The wind is in your hair. So nice to be in…the Antarctic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Ice Melt, Ice Ice Maybe

Pine Island's Massive New Iceberg Is Already Cracking Up

Antarctic has been on one the past few weeks. It reached 65 degrees Fahrenheit last week, a new record high for the continent. Scientists have found warm water creeping farther under its most vulnerable glacier. Other researchers dropped a little remote-operated robot under the same icy “superhighway,” recording eerie…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctic, Icebergs, Pine Island, Antartica, Pine Island Glacier, Ice Ice Maybe

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