Freshwater turtles in Canada survive the cold, harsh winters by remaining under ice and conserving their energy. Northern map turtles however, move around constantly beneath the ice.
Glaciologists are discovering new ways surface meltwater alters the internal structure of ice sheets, and raising an alarm that sea level rise could be much more abrupt than current models forecast.
To fully understand the extent of climate-related dangers the Arctic – and our planet – is facing, we must focus on organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye.
The melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will contribute for a long time to sea level rise, which will test humanity’s capacity to adapt.
Molecule by molecule, a snowflake grows and eventually begins to fall. A scientific look at the amazing nature of snowflakes and snow.
Nature takes a unique approach to solving its icy surface problems. We found the solution to de-icing challenges in the feathers of adorable wobble-gaited penguins.
Some species beat the big freeze with natural antifreeze in their blood.
The annual report is also a reminder that what happens in the Arctic affects the rest of the world.
Mountain systems are sensitive to climate change. Loss of snow and ice sets off effects which have wide ranging consequences.
A formal legal investigation would be needed to determine whether the Florida governor and associates violated human trafficking or other laws.
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.