Latest Retreat of glaciers since Stories
New detailed observations of what happens when glaciers float on ocean surface.
American glaciologist Lonnie Thompson has spent decades on glaciers drilling ice cores and has never come across a situation that is now occurring on top of Puncak Jaya -- a three-mile high glacier located in the Sudirman Range in the western central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia.
Glacier National Park could lose its namesake ice formations by the end of the decade, an ecologist with the USGS told reporters on Wednesday.
The intense public debate on how rapidly the Himalayan glaciers are retreating highlights the necessity for the constant monitoring of glaciers worldwide by satellites.
Researchers learning more about how water beneath glaciers contributes to ice loss.
Scientists were outraged on Tuesday over comments made by Indiaâ€™s environment minister, in which he denied a link between climate change and the melting Himalayan glaciers.
The U.S. Geological Survey has released the results of a long-term study of key glaciers in western North America, reporting this month that glacial shrinkage is rapid and accelerating and a result of climate change.
Ice, when heated, is supposed to melt - Thatâ€™s why a collection of glaciers in the Southeast Himalayas stymies those who know what they did 9,000 years ago.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.