Latest Glaciers News

Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Aug. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland (AP) — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it "the end of the planet." He is...

Kayakers get up close with collapsing Alaska glacier

Aug. 19, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

Andrew Hooper's wife had warned him about getting too close to an Alaska glacier. She wasn't pleased, he said, when he returned from a kayaking trip earlier this month soaked to the bone but with incredible footage of part of the giant glacier's sudden and dramatic collapse. "It was absolutely gorgeous watching...

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier

Aug. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland (AP) — It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the...

NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

Aug. 15, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ABOARD A NASA RESEARCH PLANE OVER GREENLAND (AP) — The fields of rippling ice 500 feet below the NASA plane give way to the blue-green of water dotted with irregular chunks of bleached-white ice, some the size of battleships, some as tall as 15-story buildings. Like nearly every other glacier on Greenland,...

Responders recover remains of 4 killed in Alaska plane crash

Aug. 7, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bodies of four people who died in a plane crash in Alaska have been recovered from mountainous terrain overlooking a glacier. State Troopers spokesman Ken Marsh says the remains were recovered Tuesday evening, and sent to the state medical examiner's office. They have not been...

4 believed to be on plane in deadly crash in Alaska

Aug. 5, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four people are believed to have been aboard a plane that crashed in Alaska with no survivors. National Transportation Safety Board Alaska chief Clint Johnson says reports indicate four people were aboard the plane when Piper PA-22 crashed Sunday outside Girdwood. Johnson says NTSB...

Alaska authorities release IDs of 3 found in glacier lake

Aug. 1, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

VALDEZ, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska have released the identities of three people found dead in the icy waters of a glacier-fed lake. The City of Valdez says among the dead were a German couple, Dr. Albercht Paul Thomas Schroder-Schroer and Maria Elisabeth Schroer, and a recreational guide, Austrian...

German tourists among 3 found dead in Alaska glacier lake

Jul. 31, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A German couple were among three people found dead this week in the icy waters of a glacier-fed lake in Alaska. A 62-year-old recreational guide and the couple had been canoeing before their bodies were discovered Tuesday near the toe of Valdez Glacier, officials in the port town...

3 kayakers found dead in water of Alaska glacier

Jul. 30, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska are investigating the deaths of three kayakers whose bodies were found in the water of a glacier. Officials in the port town of Valdez say the kayakers were found dead near the toe of Valdez Glacier. City spokeswoman Sheri Pierce says responders recovered the...