Global Warming

Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf Crack Will Create One Of The Biggest Icebergs Ever When It Calves

That the polar ice caps are in trouble is a known fact, but given the large number of factors affecting them and our limited understanding of those …

Climate

Want to know what sea level rise will do to the environment? There’s an app for that

The oceans are rising and already creating problems from Boston to Miami<p>The oceans are rising and already creating problems from Boston to Miami. But the true scope of what the world is in for is hard to imagine.<p>Standing on dry land today and knowing that it will be underwater by 2100 is …

Foreign Policy

Animated map of what Earth would look like if all the ice melted

Many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental …

Climate Change

Antarctica is melting faster than originally thought, new study finds

While it's no secret that the ice on Earth's poles is melting, scientists are still learning about how rapidly these changes are happening.<p>Now a new …

Climate

People Are Vacationing To This Epic Canadian Iceberg

Temps may be climbing, but those who are more apt to frolic in cooler environs than soak up the sun don't have to pack up their gear. The Points Guy reports that a huge iceberg in Canada is attracting a slew of tourists that are itching to get up close and personal with a slab of ancient ice.<p>The …

Travel

This daredevil completed a record-breaking freedive under a giant sheet of ice

Underwater diver, Arthur Guérin-Boëri, has set a world record for the longest freedive under ice, after swimming an incredible 175 metres (574 feet). The 31-year-old Frenchman plunged into the icy waters of a lake in Finland and swam below the giant 19-inch thick sheet of ice while holding his …

Climate

Last week of April to feature changing weather

×<p>Last week of April to feature changing weather<p>Sunday’s high temperature of 72 degrees observed at O’Hare International Airport marked the eighth …

Climate

30 terrifying before and after images of climate change

The first-ever March for Science happened Saturday in hundreds of cities across the country, rallying against what many see as an emerging disregard for the study of the natural world and the answers it provides.<p>The marches took place on Earth Day, no coincidence given the fact that President …

World News

Earth From Space — NOVA

Earth From Space PBS Airdate: February 13, 2013<p><i>NARRATOR:</i> Our planet: Earth—you may think you know it well, but a startling new picture is emerging of …

Earth Science

Paul Nicklen’s new images carry a dire warning about climate change

<i>This post first appeared at BillMoyers.com.</i><p>In the summer of 2014, one of the world’s top nature photographers was on an expedition in the far north …

Climate Change

March for Science 2017: Demonstrators rallied from the North Pole to New Zealand

Today, science is everyone's favorite subject.<p>While cities throughout the U.S. are hosting their own science marches, this is not just an American …

March for Science

Antarctic Researchers Face Bitter Cold To Support The March For Science

Scientists from the North and South poles joined the global movement.<p>Some demonstrators who came out for the March for Science protests on Saturday faced rain and sloppy weather. Others faced elements much more severe.<p>A team of German researchers showed their support for the pro-science protests by …

Climate Change

In Alaska, budget cuts threaten the fight against climate change

Budget cuts may threaten vital tools like climate-monitoring satellites

Climate Change

The ice stupas of Ladakh: solving water crisis in the high desert of Himalaya

An ingenious idea to build artificial glaciers at lower altitudes using pipes, gravity and night temperatures could transform an arid landscape into an oasis<p>The idea crystallised in his mind one morning as Sonam Wangchuk was crossing a bridge in the Indian Himalayas.<p>The engineer from Ladakh, in the …

Water

Earth's Melting Glaciers Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images

If you don't agree with 97 percent of climate scientists that climate change is real, you should at least believe your own eyes.The Earth's rapidly …

Climate Change

20 images that show how much we've reshaped planet Earth in the past 70 years

April 22 is Earth Day, a world holiday celebrating our planet — the only home we've got (so far).<p>Humans have had an unmistakable impact on Earth — one that pops out in sharp relief when you look at this collection of images comparing what specific areas look like now to how they appeared in the …

National Parks

A Rare April Tropical Storm Is the Latest 2017 Weather Oddity - Bloomberg

In a year of weather oddities, the Atlantic has produced one of its own: the short-lived Tropical Storm Arlene.<p>With top winds of 50 miles (80 …

Tropical Storm

Every Map You've Ever Seen Is A Damn Lie

Not so tough now, are you Canada?!<p>Posted on April 21, 2017, 17:30 GMT<p>Not to blow your mind or anything, but maps have been deceiving us for years.<p>The Mercator projection map, which is almost every flat map you've ever seen, doesn't actually depict accurate landmasses. They're stretched and skewed …

Climate

California May Lose Popular Surfing Spots to Rising Seas

It may seem that stronger storms and swells would be a boon to surfers. But as with many aspects of living in a changing climate, the outlook is far …

Climate Change

Cracks in Greenland ice-sheet may link up and break off

Welcome to our Saturday line-up fellow progressives and curious lurkers! We’re kicking off a climate and environment blogathon under the …

Climate

The Extraordinary Return of Sea Otters to Glacier Bay

Human beings have a long history of persecuting apex predators such as wolves, tigers and leopards. The loss of these predators—animals at the top of …

Biodiversity

Four climate change myths, debunked

Some people are skeptical that human activity is driving global warming. We take a look at the most common arguments used by climate deniers, and set the record straight.<p>Despite a 97 percent scientific consenus on the issue, some still dispute the idea that human activity is causing climate change. …

Climate Change

Time-lapse photos show just how quickly the world's glaciers are disappearing

An elegy for ice<p>The rapid melting of Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier is tangible. When I visited in 2013, our guide punctuated every few steps by saying, "Ten years ago the glacier would have started here .... five years ago the glacier would have started here." Each step in which our feet were …

Climate

How Trash Polluted the Arctic Even Though Few People Live There

The waters of Arctic are about as remote as any place on the planet, yet the region has become polluted with signs of far-off human civilization in …

Foreign Policy

NOAA's Interactive Maps Show How Your Climate Is Changing

New interactive maps from NOAA show you how your region's vegetation has shifted due to climate change .The maps are based off of the official U.S. …

Climate Change

Iceberg Stops By Canadian Town, Just To Chill

"It’s the biggest one I ever seen around here.”<p>A town in Newfoundland received a high-profile visitor this month: a massive iceberg that has turned the little community of Ferryland into a tourist hotspot.<p>While the region is known for icebergs during this time of year, Canadian Press reported that …

Weird

We Just Breached the 410 Parts Per Million Threshold

• <i>Published:</i> April 20th, 2017<p>The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and …

Climate Change

Scientists just found telltale evidence of an ancient methane explosion in the Arctic

More than 100 million years ago, a sudden period of global warming — possibly brought on by a series of volcanic eruptions — released a massive upwelling of previously frozen methane gas from the bottom of the Arctic Ocean into the water, new research suggests. And the discovery has scientists …

Climate Change

The Chance of Another El Niño Is Rising

Though the most recent encounter with El Niño last summer has barely faded from memory, the chance of the weather pattern striking in the coming …

Climate

Our Plastic Habit Now Pollutes the Arctic Ocean

Ocean plastic has reached the northernmost ends of the earth. The remote and icy waters of the Arctic Ocean are also being inundated by this form of …

Climate