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Apr. 19, 2016 — A warming climate resulting in reduced snow cover at normal elevations could seriously impact Vermont's $600 million snowmobiling industry, according to a comprehensive survey snowmobilers in ... read more

No Snow, No Hares: Climate Change Pushes Emblematic Species North

Mar. 30, 2016 — A forest dweller, the snowshoe hare is named for its big feet, which allow it to skitter over deep snow to escape lynx, coyotes and other predators. It changes color with the seasons, assuming a ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — A new study from climate scientists suggests that the most recent estimates by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for future sea-level rise over the next 100 years could be too low by ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Drumlins and megaridges are all part of a single family of landforms formed by erosion, new research concludes. Shaped like an upturned boat, drumlin hills are found clustered together in their ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second year in a row, according to ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Vanishing Arctic sea ice. Dogged weather systems over Greenland. Far-flung surface ice melting on the massive island. These dramatic trends and global sea-level rise are linked, according to a new ... read more

Unaccounted for Arctic Microbes Appear to Be Speeding Up Glacier Melting

Mar. 23, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that Arctic microbes are increasing the rate at which glaciers melt, in a process not accounted for in current climate change models. Working on an icecap in Svalbard, in ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — As the Earth emerged from its last ice age several thousand years ago, atmospheric carbon dioxide increased and further warmed the planet. Scientists have long speculated that the primary source of ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Rising temperatures worldwide are changing not only weather systems, but -- just as importantly -- the distribution of water around the globe, according to a ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — 'Upside-down rivers' of warm ocean water threaten the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a new study. The study highlights how parts of Antarctica's ice ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Rapid melting of ice and Arctic permafrost is altering tundra regions in Alaska, Canada and Russia, according to a new study. Ice-wedge degradation has been observed before in individual locations, ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — As winter backcountry activities increase in popularity, avalanches are a very real risk for adventurers who choose to travel off the beaten path. A new study explored the risk of avalanche accidents ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — Greenland's snowy surface has been getting darker over the past two decades, absorbing more heat from the sun and increasing snow melt, a new study of satellite data shows. That trend is likely ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Scientists are exploring how the thawing of permafrost affects vegetation and the carbon cycle in the Toolik Lake area of Alaska's North ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — On 25 May 2014, a rain-on-snow–induced rock avalanche occurred in the West Salt Creek valley on the northern flank of Grand Mesa in western Colorado (United States). The avalanche mobilized from a ... read more

Feb. 23, 2016 — In the early Miocene Epoch, temperatures were 10 degrees warmer and ocean levels were 50 feet higher -- well above the ground level of modern-day New York, Tokyo and Berlin. Now a geochemist reports ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Results from a new climate reconstruction of how Antarctica's ice sheets responded during the last period when atmospheric carbon dioxide reached levels like those expected to occur in about 30 ... read more

New Study Is 'a Leap Forward' in Our Understanding of Ice Sheet Behavior

Feb. 17, 2016 — In recent years, climate scientists have grown increasingly concerned that massive rivers of ice flowing into the ocean from Greenland and Antarctica could accelerate as the planet warms, leading to ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast south American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean according to new research. The ... read more

How Stable Is the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?

Feb. 9, 2016 — A future warming of the Southern Ocean caused by rising greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere may severely disrupt the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The result would be a rise ... read more

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