Latest Glaciology News

Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study

Feb. 5, 2019 7:39 PM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, an assessment warns. If global efforts to curb climate change fail, the impact could...

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

Jan. 14, 2019 3:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows. Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the...

Maine scientist finds tiny plants thrive under Greenland ice

Jan. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EST

EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — A study authored by a scientist with a Maine lab says microscopic plants are able to thrive beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea. Bigelow Laboratory in East Boothbay says the study will help researchers better understand the importance of the plants, called...