Latest Glaciology News

Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife

Nov. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet (0.76 meters). In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested. University of Washington researchers left Nome on Nov. 7 on...

NY Air National Guard to launch mission to Antarctica

Oct. 25, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Air National Guard is launching a support mission to Antarctica for a 32nd year. Members of the 109th Airlift Wing leave Monday for a weeklong trip to the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station. Five LC-130 "Skibird" aircraft will depart from the Stratton Air...

Conservancy to spend $2.5M on Glacier National Park projects

Oct. 21, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The Glacier National Park Conservancy plans to spend $2.5 million to support 75 preservation, education and research projects in the Montana park next year. The projects to be funded by the park's nonprofit fundraising arm include a citizen science program that lets scientists use...

New I Scream Sundae shop offers spooky treats year-round

Oct. 12, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Halloween only comes around once a year, but at I Scream Sundae in Ripley, the spooky fun never ends. The ice cream shop is just off West Main Street, where afternoon traffic rolls by relentlessly. Outside the modest brick-and-glass building, an inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man...

Going with the floe: Scientists to set up Arctic ice camp

Oct. 4, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have chosen an ice floe on which to begin setting up a research camp for a year-long international expedition to study the Arctic, Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute said Friday. After several days of searching, researchers found a suitable floe measuring about 2.5...

'We're all in big trouble': Climate panel sees a dire future

Sep. 25, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic and losing oxygen, the Intergovernmental Panel on...