News tagged with glacier ice

Polar tourists see an icy world melt

They go to paddle between glistening icebergs or ski on blinding white ice, but a rising number of polar tourists get to see something else, too: the monumental changes wrought by global warming.

dateNov 26, 2015 in Environment
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Robotic tunneler may explore icy moons

A robotic "cryobot," designed to tunnel down through thick ice caps and penetrate subterranean seas, is undergoing tests on the Matanuska glacier in Alaska. It paves the way towards one day exploring the underground oceans ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Space Exploration
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The ebb and flow of Greenland's glaciers

In northwestern Greenland, glaciers flow from the main ice sheet to the ocean in see-sawing seasonal patterns. The ice generally flows faster in the summer than in winter, and the ends of glaciers, jutting out into the ocean, ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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