Artist Fabian Oefner used drones and long-exposure photography to paint light trails on two Swiss glaciers, creating glowing lines that bring the glaciers’ dramatic retreats into high relief.
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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.
Scientists filled an 11-month gap in satellite data, creating a continuous 18-year record that tracks glacial melt and will aid predictions about sea level rise.
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.
The long journey of these compounds — likely originating in the United States and Eurasia — points to the near-global reach of industrial and agricultural pollution.
A recent study sheds light on how different types of species are affected by calving icebergs that tear apart the seafloor.
Fundación Glaciares Chilenos is working to fill a gaping hole in Chilean environmental policy.
Virtual Indigenous ceremonies reveal the strong bond between mountain communities and their Inca roots.
Reductions in human emissions and changes in atmospheric composition during the coronavirus pandemic might be observed in future glacial ice cores.
In a century or two, future generations will be able to ‘read’ the pandemic chapter in ice cores — if glaciers still exist then.