Latest Glacier Stories
This beautiful, old ice shelf will soon be gone as the last remnant is about to shatter and float away to sea.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening
Kind of like today with Frozen still taking over the universe, there was a time when everything was frozen, even places near the equator.
Huge news! According to our pal the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the glacier belts around Mars are made of...frozen water!
Have you ever wondered what causes the entire Earth to freeze up and enter an ice age? According to this new study, it's not planetary wobbles like previously thought.
Iceland is literally rising up out of the water, and in some places it's as much as 1.4 inches a year.
The glaciers along Western Antarctica are among the fastest melting in the world and a new study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine has found that the rate of melt there has tripled in the past ten years.
Thanks in part to support from NASA and the National Science Foundation, scientists have produced the first-ever detailed maps of bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica.
Prevailing models from the melting of the Greenland ice sheet have made the calculation that the ice sheet sits atop hard bedrock. A new study from a team of British and American scientists has thrown out that assumption, however.
Glacier National Park is located in the American state of Montana, south of the Canadian borders of British Columbia and Alberta. The park contains one million acres of varying landscape with a wide range of plant and animal life. It holds two mountain ranges, over 130 discovered and named lakes, and 16,000 square miles of protected unspoiled ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The history of human presence in the Glacier National Park area is thought to begin about...
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the Alaska panhandle, west of the city of Juneau. The establishment of the park first began in 1925, when Calvin Coolidge signed the bill that would make the Glacier Bay area a national monument. After an expansion occurred in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, the park increased in size by 523,000 acres under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). This act helped expand the park again in 1980, while it was in the...
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- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).