Latest Glaciology News

Scientists explore Thwaites, Antarctica's 'doomsday' glacier

Jan. 06, 2022 12:51 PM EST

A team of scientists is sailing to “the place in the world that’s the hardest to get to” so they can better figure out how much and how fast seas will rise because of global warming eating away at Antarctica’s ice. Thirty-two scientists on Thursday are starting a more than...

Observers: Oregon's southernmost glacier has disappeared

Dec. 29, 2021 12:39 PM EST

Until recently, Oregon’s southernmost glacier was on Mt. Thielsen, an extinct volcano mountain in the Cascade Range, east of Diamond Lake in Douglas County. But sometime over the past half decade, Lathrop Glacier disappeared. Oregon Glaciers Institute President...

Loss of glaciers will hurt tourism, power supplies and more

Nov. 10, 2021 02:16 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — From the southern border of Germany to the highest peaks in Africa, glaciers around the world have served as moneymaking tourist attractions, natural climate records for scientists and beacons of beliefs for indigenous groups. With many...