Liquid water below the ice determines how fast an ice stream flows. As the ice sheet gets thinner, more of that salty groundwater could rise.
Ground is collapsing and massive lakes are draining in a matter of days. Thawing permafrost is having profound effects on the region and its infrastructure.
Several states are experimenting with weather modification to try to generate snow as water supplies shrink. An atmospheric scientist explains the history behind it – and the challenges.
Across the solar system, asteroids and comets crash into moons and planets every day. The rocket collision will provide researchers with important data on how these collisions work.
Innovation made the 2022 Winter Games possible in Beijing, but snowmaking has limits in a warming climate.
The game of curling is centuries old, but exactly what makes the stones curl as they slide over the ice is still a mystery.
Snowmaking machines can produce enough snow to cover a run, but artificial snow is very different from natural flakes that fall from the sky.
Glaciers in North America, Europe and the Andes, in particular, have significantly less ice than people realized.
It may look like athletes in bobsled, luge and skeleton simply grab a sled and hang on until the bottom, but high-speed physics and tiny motions mean the difference between gold and a crash.
Preparing for being active in cold weather can help keep us safe and increase our enjoyment.
Salty water seeps into our soils and groundwater through surface runoff and storm-water pipes. The long-term storage of salt in the environment impacts aquatic life, infrastructure and drinking water.
Lakes in the northern hemisphere are rapidly losing their ice cover due to rising greenhouse gas emissions. The only way to preserve lake ice is to limit GHG emissions and slow down climate change.
Researchers say educators told them that immigrant students are sometimes made to believe they will be deported. Why? One reason is educators didn’t want them to drag down their school’s test scores.
A dentist explains why this is a habit worth breaking – no matter the cause or the strength of your cravings to keep doing it.
When to use an ice pack or heat pad depends on the timing and severity of injury and pain.
From the high Yukon to the mountains of Central Asia, melting ice exposes fragile ancient artifacts that tell the story of the past – and provide hints about how to respond to a changing climate.
The new EU regulation is about to change the way we do artificial intelligence. The United Nations needs to follow suit.
This ancient ecosystem showed that the ice sheet had melted to the ground
in northern Greenland within the past million years.
Wind turbines in cold areas typically include methods for removing and repelling ice, but those methods can waste energy. There’s a better way.
De-icing salts help us get around in winter, but they corrode cars, crack roads and contaminate rivers and lakes. Scientists are working to develop better options by imitating natural antifreezes.