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Google Earth Shows 30 Years of Climate Change

Google Earth Shows 30 Years of Climate Change

  • Published: Dec 23rd, 2016

Satellites images reveal a planet in flux from melting ice to growing arrays of solar panels.

East Antarctica is Melting From Above and Below

East Antarctica is Melting From Above and Below

  • Published: Dec 16th, 2016

Warm water and air are both cutting into ice in a previously stable part of Antarctica.

Odd Rifts in Antarctic Ice Could Mean ‘Sayonara, Glacier’

Odd Rifts in Antarctic Ice Could Mean ‘Sayonara, Glacier’

  • Published: Nov 30th, 2016

Unusual rifts in the middle of the ice shelf of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier could herald its collapse.

World’s New Marine Protected Area is a Big Climate Win

World’s New Marine Protected Area is a Big Climate Win

  • Published: Oct 28th, 2016

The new Ross Sea marine protected area just gave marine life a huge safe space in a warming world.

Warm Ocean Water Takes Toll on Antarctica’s Glaciers

Warm Ocean Water Takes Toll on Antarctica’s Glaciers

  • Published: Oct 25th, 2016

Warm ocean waters have shaved hundreds of feet of ice off the bottom of several Antarctica glaciers.

Rift Speeds Up Across Antarctic Ice Shelf

Rift Speeds Up Across Antarctic Ice Shelf

  • Published: Sep 30th, 2016

A rift tearing across the Larsen C ice shelf could usher in a period of retreat and the shelf's eventual demise.

Antarctic Peninsula Has Cooled, but Warming Will Win

Antarctic Peninsula Has Cooled, but Warming Will Win

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2016

After decades of rampant warming, the Antarctic Peninsula has cooled slightly in the past few decades.

Oceans Eating Away at Yet Another Part of Antarctica

Oceans Eating Away at Yet Another Part of Antarctica

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2016

Warm ocean waters, not rising air temperatures, are causing the retreat of glaciers on Antarctica's western edge.