Researchers at China’s Nanjing University are using a reflective blanket to stave off melting of the Dagu Glacier.
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Landmark International Report: Current Emissions Path Threatens Two Billion People in Hindu Kush Himalayas
New international assessment finds emissions and climate policy falls short in the high mountain regions of Asia, threatening billions of people and species in the area.
Sediments That Tell a Story: Patagonian Ice Field Sediment Cores Reveal Glacial Waxing and Waning Over Thousands of Years
A recent study uses a sediment core to reconstruct paleoclimate in the early and middle Holocene and Neoglacial periods.
When monitoring melting glaciers, integrating scientific knowledge with local and Indigenous knowledge may improve data collection as well as local adaptation.
A recent study expands upon previously established tipping points, naming 16 total tipping points and their respective temperature triggers.
A recent study projects that climate change will cause most glaciers on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State to disappear by 2070, threatening water resources, ecosystems, and tourism.
The COP27 State of the Cryosphere 2022 Report has stated that summer sea ice will melt completely, likely before 2050. This outcome is deemed “inevitable.”
Summer melt across Greenland has broken records this year.
As the planet’s ice disappears, it’s exposing new surfaces, opportunities, and threats — including valuable mineral deposits, archaeological relics, novel viruses, and more.
As warming streams reduce the populations of chum salmon in northwest Washington, bald eagles are exploring adjacent farmland for alternative foods.