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What Global Warming Might Mean for Extreme Snowfalls

While warming is expected to reduce average snowfalls, it may have less of an impact on extreme snowfalls.

Antarctic Riddle: How Much Will the South Pole Melt?

Improved climate models suggests melting in Antarctica will be worse this century than we had realized.

What Iceland’s Volcanoes Can Teach Us about Climate

Another Icelandic volcano is primed to erupt and events like that have a lot teach us about climate change.

Epic Drought in West is Literally Moving Mountains

Drought in the West is causing the land to rise as water loss lifts a massive weight from the earth, a study shows.

Here’s How Arctic Sea Ice Could Shrink Even More

Waves are building in the Arctic Ocean, and they could hasten sea ice's downward spiral.

Humans to Blame for Much of Recent Glacier Melt

Most of the glacier melt that has occurred in recent decades can be attributed to manmade global warming.

What Climate Change in the Rockies Means for its Water

A new report on climate change and water supplies in Colorado could be a warning for other Western states.

6 Degrees: Arctic Sea Ice Is Melting, but East Coast Isn’t

Review of top climate news, from the state of Arctic summer sea ice melt to the cost of delayed action on climate.

No Record, But Arctic Sea Ice Will be Among 10 Lowest

Arctic sea ice extent won't reach a record low this year, but it is still declining and could place in the top 10.

Scientists Begin Hi-Tech Quest for Arctic Sea Ice Answers

Automatic sensors will allow scientists to conduct a monitoring program to determine summer sea ice melt.

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polar Bears Find a New Menu

As Arctic ice, and access to seals living there, disappears, polar bears adapt to a land-based diet.

Warming Puts Emperor Penguins at Risk of Extinction

Tallest penguins at risk from climate change melting ice, which could wipe out third of the population by 2100.

2014: A Weird Weather Year in Alaska So Far

The first five months of the year in Alaska have been unusually warm, particularly in far northern Barrow.

6 Degrees: Gnarly Maps, Warping Ice and Derelict Wells

From leaking derelict oil wells to intense folds in Greenland's ice, here are 6 stories worth a click.

Refreezing Water Causes Weird Warps in Greenland’s Ice

Scientists discover ice below the surface where meltwater has refrozen, causing layers of ice to build up.

Dust in the Wind Could Speed Greenland’s Ice Melt

Early spring snowmelt in the Northern Hemisphere could speed ice melt in Greenland.

Big Waves Bust Up Sea Ice, May Be Playing Role in Melt

Big ocean waves could be playing a bigger role in the break up and melt of sea ice than thought.

Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Could Occur Yearly By 2100

It's rare for Greenland's ice sheet to see any summer melt, but that could change by 2100.

Greenland Glaciers More Susceptible to Melt Than Thought

Greenland's glaciers could melt for longer and contribute more to sea level rise than previously thought.

Ocean Winds Put the Heat on Australia

Greenhouse gases are causing changes to wind patterns, keeping Antarctica cold but parching Australia.

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Keeling Curve Charles David Keeling's measurements provided the significant evidence of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration