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Humans have had an unmistakable impact on Earth — one that pops out in sharp relief in this collection of before-and-after images.
There’s a cavity underneath Antarctica that’s two thirds the size of Manhattan — a sign ice sheets are melting faster than we though...
Nearly 14 billion tons of ice have melted underneath Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, leaving an almost Manhattan-sized cavity beneath the surface.
Scientists just drilled the deepest hole ever in western Antarctica, going 2 kilometers down through the ice to study how it’s melting
Scientists drilled a 2-kilometer-deep hole in western Antarctica in hopes of understanding how the continent's ice is reacting to our warming planet.
People are using the viral ’10-year challenge’ as a stark warning about what’s happening to our planet
The "10-year challenge" that really matters: how melting glaciers, rising seas, and warmer oceans have already changed our planet in the past decade.
A 5-billion-ton iron meteorite once slammed into Greenland — and scientists found its Paris-size crater under the ice
When a team of scientists studied a new map of Greenland's bedrock, they found a 16-mile-wide depression that looked like a gigantic blast crater.
Scientists think a giant artificial wall propped up under Antarctica’s ice sheets could stop catastrophic sea-level rise
If the sheets of ice sitting atop Antarctica and Greenland were to collapse, the rates of sea-level rise could skyrocket, destroying trillions of dollars' worth of property and infrastructure. To prevent or slow these floods from washing over cities, we may want to build huge walls under the sheets.
The Rhone Glacier in the Swiss Alps has been shrinking quickly over the last several years. To reduce the amount that disappears, nearby residents have been wrapping the glacier in blankets over the past eight summers. Take a look at how the amount of ice on the Rhone Glacier has changed since 2008.
Antarctica’s monster A68 iceberg is still alive — but the Maryland-size ice block just pivoted toward its doom
Antarctica's A68a iceberg, the continent's sixth-largest in recorded history, is still floating more than a year after it broke off. It weighs about 1 trillion tons, is about the size of Maryland, and is mostly intact. However, the ice block just made a big and fatal turn.
One of the scariest effects of climate change might already be happening — and it’d mean our projections are way off
Warm waters are pooling underneath Antarctic glaciers in a way that's causing glaciers to melt more rapidly. This could slow ocean currents and lead to a rapid sea-level rise event. That pulse, as it's called, could cause seas to rise by more than 10 feet and trigger superstorms.
A stark report from NASA details how the collapse of specific glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will impact coastal cities around the world.