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An East Antarctic ice shelf has collapsed
Yet another troubling sign of climate change in the poles.
Many glaciers aren’t as thick as we thought
Satellite images reveal previous estimates for the contents of mountain glaciers weren't accurate.
Ice doesn’t always melt the same way—and these visuals prove it
Physicists sculpted ice into distinct shapes by controlling the temperature of surrounding water.
The ‘doomsday’ glacier is on the brink of collapse
Something scary is brewing under the surface of Antarctica.
Glacier-dwelling bacteria thrive on chemical energy derived from rocks and water
Who needs sunlight? Not these microbes.
Cold War-era satellites bring bad news about melting glaciers around Everest
We finally know how fast the glaciers surrounding Mount Everest are melting—and it isn’t good at all.
Ice sheets can melt much faster than we thought
Thousands of years ago, an Antarctic glacier receded faster than we’ve ever seen, and it has glaciologists rethinking things.
Glacier mice have no feet, but they still move in herds
Researchers are slowly uncovering how these balls of moss travel across glaciers.
Iceland grieving a dead glacier could help us better face the climate crisis
To grieve one must acknowledge the tear in that world.
Greenland’s melting glaciers are unearthing a hidden economic goldmine
Even long-term problems can yield short-term gains.