Latest Ice sheet Stories
British scientists have been given the go-ahead to drill through the Antarctic ice sheet into Lake Ellsworth, which has been sealed off for thousands of years.
A group of environment ministers landed on a remote corner of Antarctica on Monday to learn more about how the melting continent may threaten the Earth.
A new study suggests that Antarctica is rising in temperature, despite previous claims it was the only continent not suffering from global warming.
A large ice shelf is near collapse in Antarctica, held together only by a small strip of ice as global warming continues to alter the map of the frozen continent.
New research indicates that the ocean could rise in the next 100 years to a meter higher than the current sea level â€“ which is three times higher than predictions from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC.
The idea of a white Christmas may seem magical for many of us, but spare a thought for a team of scientists forgoing the festive season to take part in a novel campaign being carried out in one of the most inhospitable regions on Earth to support ESA's ice mission CryoSat.
Scientists have developed computer models that are useful in predicting how fast icebergs break off Antarctica and Greenland.
Scientists say that enormous floods beneath the Antarctic ice sheet can now be linked directly to the speed at which that ice moves towards the ocean.
Observations from satellites now allow scientists to monitor changes to water levels in the sea, in rivers and lakes, in ice sheets and even under the ground.
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