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Mount Everest’s glaciers are melting, uncovering dead bodies left in the snow

An increasing number of dead bodies have been found on Mount Everest due to rising temperatures melting glaciers on the mountain.
The town of Kulusuk in east Greenland.

Greenland is approaching the threshold of an irreversible melt, and the consequences for coastal cities could be dire

Greenland's ice is melting six times faster now than 40 years ago. A study found that melt has contributed half an inch to sea-level rise since 1972.
Greenland's ice is melting four times faster now than it was 16 years ago.

A devastating Arctic temperature rise that could submerge coastal cities and trigger species extinction is now locked in

Even if the world met its most ambitious climate change goals, winter temperatures in the Arctic will still rise 9 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.
A gigantic cavity nearly 1,000 feet tall is growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in west Antarctica.

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.
The team has been working at the BEAMISH camp in West Antarctica since November 2018.

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.
A set of photos shows the difference between the ice on Switzerland's Rhone Glacier between September 2018 (top) and September 2009 (bottom).

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.
Crevasses near the grounding line of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica.

Antarctica is melting faster than anyone thought, and we’re not ready for the sea level rise that’s coming

The melting rate of Antarctic ice has tripled in recent years. If the acceleration of ice melt were to continue, it could potentially cascade, leading to runaway ice melt and rapid sea level rise.

Bodies of a couple that mysteriously disappeared in 1942 have been found in a shrinking Swiss glacier

DNA tests haven't confirmed their identities, but the bodies are likely Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, who disappeared in 1942 while tending to their cows.

Deep below the ocean’s surface, water is eating away one of the world’s largest blocks of ice

Warm, salty water is flowing under Antarctica's Smith Glacier and eating it away — and there's no sign of it stopping anytime soon.

A stretch of frozen Arctic on the edge of Alaska is melting way ahead of schedule

The early-melting ice points to a bigger problem happening in the Arctic Circle.