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Deep Channels Linking Antarctic Glacier’s Underside to Ocean Could Hasten Melting

Newly discovered seabed channels beneath the Thwaites Glacier may be pathways for warm ocean water to melt the ice’s undersides and contribute to sea level rise.

by |September 9, 2020

Interns Find Links Between Climate and Arsenic Levels in Rice

The research, from students working with the Center for Climate and Life, also identifies ways to potentially limit arsenic contamination in rice.

by |September 2, 2020

Greenland Ice Sheet Reached Tipping Point 20 Years Ago, New Study Finds

The massive ice sheet is now locked into a certain amount of decline. But reducing emissions remains critical to preventing catastrophic loss of the entire ice sheet.

by |September 2, 2020
cumulous cloud over mountains

New Project Will Analyze Clouds to Make Future Climate Less Nebulous

Understanding how clouds respond to climate change will be essential for predicting how much hotter the planet could get.

by |September 1, 2020

Antarctic Ice Shelves Vulnerable to Sudden Meltwater-Driven Fracturing, Says Study

A new study says that many of the ice shelves ringing Antarctica could be vulnerable to quick destruction if rising temperatures drive melt water into the numerous fractures that currently penetrate their surfaces.

by |August 26, 2020

A Look at Climate-Caused Harms Unfolding in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Focusing on ice loss, glacier hazards, and water variability due to climate change, a new study highlights challenges for communities in Peru’s mountain cryosphere systems.

by |August 26, 2020
map of glacier in antarctica

E.I. Teach Arms Educators With Climate Change Lesson Plans and Confidence

The training programs connected teachers with renowned scientists and other educators eager to inspire a new generation of environmental stewards.

by |August 25, 2020
wind turbines on a farm

New Tools Track Action on Climate Laws in New York State and NYC

The trackers will help to hold officials accountable for meeting important climate deadlines.

by |August 24, 2020

Climate Change and the American Political Agenda

We’ve managed to avoid the topic for decades, but the force of public opinion is finally ending the era of American national climate nondecision-making.

by |August 24, 2020
somalian family climate migrants

Fleeing the Climate: the ‘Great Migration’ Ahead

A new model finds that areas where humans can barely survive, which currently cover about 1 percent of the planet, will grow to about 20 percent within the next 50 years

by Marco Tedesco |August 21, 2020