Holocene warming regional
Research confirms regional not global climate change in New Zealand and European glaciers during the preindustrial Holocene
Interglacial on snowball Earth
Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London have discovered that ice retreated completely through the glaciations.
Cold spell gripped Europe 3,000 years before 'Little Ice Age,' says study
(Phys.org) -- Human civilization arose during the relatively balmy climate of the last 10,000 years. Even so, evidence is accumulating that at least two cold spells gripped the northern hemisphere during this ...
Researchers analyze melting glaciers and water resources in Central Asia
As part of the ACQWA European project, coordinated by the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), researchers from UNIGE collaborated with scientists from the German-speaking part of Switzerland, ...
Hidden rift valley discovered beneath West Antarctica reveals new insight into ice loss
Scientists have discovered a one mile deep rift valley hidden beneath the ice in West Antarctica, which they believe is contributing to ice loss from this part of the continent.
Satellites see unprecedented Greenland ice sheet surface melt
For several days this month, Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations. Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its thin, ...
Shrinking glaciers: A chronology of climate change (w/ Video)
During the last ice age, glaciers dominated New Zealands Southern Alps until warming temperatures some 20,000 years ago sent them into retreat. Scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, with their colleagues, ...
More ice breaks off of Petermann Glacier
(Phys.org) -- The Petermann Glacier grinds and slides toward the sea along the northwestern coast of Greenland, terminating in a giant floating ice tongue. Like other glaciers that end in the ocean, Petermann ...
Greenland glacier loses ice island twice the size of Manhattan
(Phys.org) -- An ice island twice the size of Manhattan has broken off from Greenlands Petermann Glacier, according to researchers at the University of Delaware and the Canadian Ice Service. The Petermann ...
Melting ice the greatest factor in rising sea levels
Melting glaciers and ice sheets have contributed more to rising sea levels in the past decade than expansion from warming water, according to modelling in the latest report by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems ...
Argentina court upholds glacier protections against mining
Argentina's supreme court has upheld key articles of a law aimed at protecting glaciers, despite a legal challenge from mining companies, including Canadian giant Barrick Gold.
Greenland ice may exaggerate magnitude of 13,000-year-old deep freeze
Ice samples pulled from nearly a mile below the surface of Greenland glaciers have long served as a historical thermometer, adding temperature data to studies of the local conditions up to the Northern Hemisphere's climate.
Ancient story of Dartmoor tors has an ice-cold twist
Ice extended further across the UK than previously thought and played a part in sculpting the rocky landscape of Dartmoor in South West England during the last Ice Age, according to new research which challenges ...
Rio Summit: The world in figures
Following is a snapshot of the world ahead of the UN's June 20-22 Rio Summit on sustainable development.