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
Aug. 28, 2015 Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 Researchers have shown that our understanding of how organic material is decomposed by fungi and bacteria is fundamentally wrong. This means that climate models that include ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 WHRC scientists have counseled the State Department on policies that could control permafrost thaw, including reducing global carbon emissions from fossil fuel use and deforestation, and limiting ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Researchers have evidence in support of a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe. The findings come just as the European Union considers controversial new ... 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