Blogs Snow & Ice

Image of the Day: A ‘Drunken Forest’ in Alaska

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2012

"Drunken forests" such as this one in Alaska, can be found where large-scale thawing of ground ice has occurred.

NASA’s Latest Hit: Ice Show from Space

  • Published: May 16th, 2012

A new video from NASA demonstrates the waxing and waning of sea ice over the North & South Poles.

Long-Range Ice Forecast: Things Could Get Very Grim

  • Published: May 14th, 2012

The likely increase in sea level by 2100 now stands at 3 feet, with worst-case scenarios going as high as 6 feet.

Image of the Day: Low Water Flow Triggers Avian Cholera

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2012

More than 10,000 migrating birds in the U.S. have died from an outbreak of avian cholera caused by reduced water flowing through marshlands.

Image of the Day: ‘Come See Glaciers Before They Melt’

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2012

"Come see the ice caps before they melt" is a grim reminder of climate change, but it's helped Greenland's tourism.

Forget the Warm Winter: Let’s Talk About the Cold

  • Published: Apr 16th, 2012

If next March is unusually cold, we’re going to have stories explaining how it's also consistent with climate change.

Image of the Day: A Maple Syrup Story With a Bitter Taste

  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2012

The sap flow from the maple trees is governed by alternate freezing and thawing patterns in the late winter.

Going Out on a Limb: Forecasting Snowier Winters?

  • Published: Mar 30th, 2012

Global warming-related Arctic sea ice loss may be contributing to snowier winters in parts of the Northern Hemisphere.