Deforestation in snowy regions causes more floods
New research suggests that cutting down swaths of forest in snowy regions at least doubles – and potentially quadruples – the number of large floods that occur along the rivers and streams passing through ...
Landslide fatalities are greater than previously thought
Landslides kill ten times more people across the world than was previously thought, according to research by Durham University, UK.
Ambitious science mission sets off for Antarctica
A team of British scientists is making final preparations for an ambitious Antarctic science mission.
Antarctica glacier retreat creates new carbon dioxide store
Large blooms of tiny marine plants called phytoplankton are flourishing in areas of open water left exposed by the recent and rapid melting of ice shelves and glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula. This ...
A 'melted' moon makes for bad future landing sites
The miniature radio frequency (min-RF) radar instrument aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is revealing some interesting things about how impact melts form around craters on the Moon. Impacts produce ...
Summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic Peninsula, research shows
New research from the Antarctic Peninsula shows that the summer melt season has been getting longer over the last 60 years. Increased summer melting has been linked to the rapid break-up of ice shelves in the area and rising ...
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 ...
China to build first polar-expedition icebreaker
China is set to construct its first icebreaker for polar expeditions, state media said Tuesday, in a move it described as greatly boosting its ability to explore the strategic Arctic.
Thames flooding isn't rising, long-term records show
Events of the last few decades give the impression that major floods are becoming more common, but looking at the UK's longest-running series of river-level measurements over 60 years or longer shows this ...
Antarctic icecap is melting more slowly than previously estimated, scientists find
(Phys.org)—The Antarctic icecap is melting more slowly than previously estimated, according to new estimates based on satellite measurements and GPS sensors on the ground.
Norway mulls broadband coverage in Arctic (Update)
Norway may provide high-speed Internet in one of the few places on Earth where it's not available: the Arctic.
Swiss warn massive ice chunk may break off glacier
A massive part of a glacier the size of 12 football fields in the Swiss Alps could break off, local authorities warned, after the discovery of an enormous crevasse in the glacier.
220-300C low-melting glass for hermetic sealing: Gold-tin solder level temperatures achieved
Hitachi today announced the successful development of a 220-300C low-melting temperature glass ("low-melting glass"). This glass was developed as a low temperature sealant which does not contain regulated ...
Melting permafrost 'may speed global warming'
Climate talks got down to the nitty-gritty in Doha on Tuesday as developing countries and the European Union (EU) staked out rival positions on the fate of the Kyoto Protocol.