Latest Glaciology News

Study documents dramatic loss of remaining Pyrenees glaciers

Sep. 03, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Europe's southernmost glaciers will likely be reduced to ice patches in the next two decades due to climate change, as the shrinking of ice mass on the Pyrenees mountain range continues at the steady but rapid speed seen at least since the 1980s, Spanish scientists say in a...

Astronaut gets special ice cream delivery for 50th birthday

Aug. 30, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station astronaut is celebrating her 50th birthday with the coolest present ever — a supply ship bearing ice cream and other treats. SpaceX’s latest cargo delivery showed up Monday at the International Space Station after a day in...

Arctic's 'Last Ice Area' shows earlier-than-expected melt

Jul. 01, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

Part of the Arctic is nicknamed the “Last Ice Area,” because floating sea ice there is usually so thick that it’s likely to withstand global warming for decades. So, scientists were shocked last summer when there was suddenly enough open water for a ship to pass through. ...