Harvesting wheat in the Peruvian Andes.
Peruvian glaciers have shrunk by 25% since 1987, causing water shortages in rural villages. But ancient technology could help manage this precious resource.
The Quelccaya Glacier in Peru, which has major social and economic value, is disappearing along with other tropical glaciers.
A climate scientist has been visiting the same glacier in Peru for years and explains the complex effects its rapid melting is having.
Mean annual air temperature on Everest is –13°C at 7,000 metres elevation, and yet the ice in its highest glacier is only –3.3°C.
Furious winds keep the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Anarctica free of snow and ice. Calcites found in the valleys have revealed the secrets of ancient subglacial volcanoes.
Melting ice from Antartica could feed vast plankton blooms, trapping carbon in the ocean. To understand this complex mechanism, researchers looked at volcanoes deep under glaciers.
Glacier melt is one of the major contributors to global sea level rise.
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Global average sea level has risen by about 17 cm between 1900 and 2005, but we didn't know how much of that was due to us, until now.
Between a rock and a hard place.
Scientists have figured out how microbes may have found food when trapped beneath ice for millions of years.
Piton de la Fournaise or “Peak of the Furnace” on Reunion Island is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, shown erupting in August 2015.
What happens beneath the surface before a volcano erupts? Can we predict when one will blow? And how can typhoons and melting glaciers contribute to big eruptions?
Tasman Lake, which is fed by melt water from the retreating Tasman Glacier, photographed in March this year.
A third of the permanent snow and ice of New Zealand’s Southern Alps has now disappeared, according to our new research based on National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research aerial surveys. Since…
The Thwaites Glacier is among several in West Antarctica that is already retreating.
Antarctic climate science is having a moment – a worrying moment. Three new studies have all concluded that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun to collapse. This collapse will impact humanity for generations…
The cause of dramatic losses in glaciers and ice sheets in the West Antarctic is still unclear. A recent research team has…