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Earth Sciences Feb 11, 2020

Video: Pine Island Glacier spawns 'piglets'

As anticipated, Pine Island Glacier, known as PIG for short, in Antarctica has just spawned a huge iceberg. At over 300 sq km, about the size of Malta, this huge berg very quickly broke into many 'piglet' pieces the largest ...

Earth Sciences Jan 31, 2020

Rivers are warming at the same rate as the atmosphere

Researchers at EPFL and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) have found that the temperature of Swiss rivers is rising steadily. This situation is straining ecosystems and could limit ...

Earth Sciences Dec 18, 2019

Thawing permafrost affecting northern Alaska's land-to-ocean river flows

A new analysis of the changing character of runoff, river discharge and other hydrological cycle elements across the North Slope of Alaska reveals significant increases in the proportion of subsurface runoff and cold season ...

Earth Sciences Dec 12, 2019

Team releases high-precision map of Antarctic ice sheet bed topography

A University of California, Irvine-led team of glaciologists has unveiled the most accurate portrait yet of the contours of the land beneath Antarctica's ice sheet—and, by doing so, has helped identify which regions of ...

Environment Jan 23, 2020

Four ways climate change is affecting our health—and what we can do about it

Climate change is already affecting our health, even if we don't think about it much, says a University of Alberta public health expert.

Environment Jan 15, 2020

The burden of climate risk falls on the poor

Storm, flood, drought: With global warming, extreme events become more frequent and intense. They especially impact the poorest of the poor. Geographer Matthias Garschagen examines how urban societies can adapt to climate ...

Environment Jan 15, 2020

Scientists contribute to major new report on climate change impact on UK coasts and seas

University scientists have contributed to a major new publication by the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) which highlights the current and future impacts of climate change on UK seas and dependent industries ...

Environment Jan 15, 2020

Rising sea levels and increased storms pose threat to coastal communities

The rate of coastal erosion around the UK is expected to increase substantially in the future, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth.

Plants & Animals Jan 15, 2020

Scientists highlight effects of climate change on UK's plankton

Marine scientists in Plymouth have led a major study highlighting the effects of climate change on the plankton populations in UK seas.

Earth Sciences Dec 17, 2019

Unusual glacier flow could be first-ever look at ice stream formation

Scientists have captured the birth of a high-speed ice feature for the first time on top of a Russian glacier.

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