Scientists say Arctic sea ice is likely to shrink to its smallest recorded size sometime next week. The ongoing thaw has opened new sea lanes to shipping, with a Chinese icebreaker recently becoming the first ship to cross the Arctic Ocean from China to Iceland.
AP (Nov. 23, 2014) First came the big storm. Now comes the big melt for residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo. New York's governor says officials are preparing for the worst as the temperature is expected to ... watch video
Reuters (May 3, 2012) Two climate studies, each using satellite technology in different ways, have provided new insight into how fast ice is melting on Earth due to global warming. While climatologists have long known ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 20, 2014) Huge pieces of ice block the Raisin River near Detroit as snow and ice melt, flooding city streets. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 16, 2014) Scientists say sea levels may rise faster than previously thought as they gain new insights about the rate at which the Greenland Ice Sheet melts into the sea. In two new studies, researchers found ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 24, 2014) A multinational group of scientists have released the first ever detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice. Using an underwater robot equipped with sonar, the researchers mapped the ... watch video
Reuters (Sep. 24, 2012) A three-way race to find life in sub-glacial lakes deep beneath Antarctica is heating up. After a similar Russian expedition earlier this year, a British-based team of scientists is preparing to ... watch video
AFP (Apr. 15, 2013) Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years, according to a joint Australian-British ... watch video
Nov. 23, 2015 From an evolutionary perspective, it happened almost overnight. In less than 800 years Yakutian horses adapted to the extremely cold temperatures found in the environments of eastern Siberia. The ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Urban environments struggle with contaminated water running off, causing pollution and algal blooms. In response, cities often use natural landscapes of soil, grasses, and ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team tested social correlates of both objective and subjective contact with nature in a systematic way, revealing complex linkages between nature, ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 The damaging effects of carbon dioxide emissions from tourism could eventually be eliminated if travelers paid just US$11 per trip, according to a new study. Global tourism ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Scientists have succeeded in measuring the speed of sound in mixtures of liquid iron and carbon in extreme conditions, allowing limits to be set on the composition of the Earth's ... read more
June 26, 2012 The Arctic sea ice cover is a sensitive indicator of climate variability and change. Researchers have for the first time quantified how Atlantic heat influences the sea ice extent in the Barents Sea, ... read more