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Antarctic glacier melt accelerates

Two independent studies suggest that the glaciers are on an irreversible path to liquefying and stand to raise global sea levels by around four meters in coming centuries.

Iron age horse found in Norway as glacier recedes

Lillehammer - As global warming melts ice sheets and glaciers in the world, more and more discoveries are being made. In this case the remains of an iron age horse have been found 2,000 meters up in the mountains of Norway.

Melting Alaska glacier reveals military plane crashed in 1952

Alaska National Guard crews discovered relics from an Air Force cargo plane that slammed into a mountain in November 1952, killing all 52 servicemen on board. More material comes up to the surface as the glacier melts, including some human remains.

Plants coming back to life after 400 years frozen under glacier

A group of plants frozen for 400 years have been observed sprouting new growth after being exposed to air and sunlight, scientists say. They brought back to life a collection of plants recovered from melting glaciers in the Canadian Arctic.

Watch dramatic collapse of Perito Moreno glacier bridge

Christian Grosso was visiting a glacier in Argentina's Patagonia region when he had the opportunity to witness a massive ice bridge connected to the glacier rupture and fall into the lake below, causing a big splash and wave.

Greenland Ice Sheet melt 'unprecedented' in 2012

After 2012's unprecedented melting of Greenland's Ice Sheet, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) last week launched a new website dedicated to providing up to date satellite data and scientific analysis of what is happening in Greenland.

Review: Chasing Ice — Spectacular images, chilling realization Special

Nashville - Whether or not you are a fan of documentary movies, and even if you don't believe in climate change, the powerfully stunning videography of "Chasing Ice" makes this documentary worth the price of admission.

Video captures largest iceberg break-up ever filmed

A video clip of a new film captures the moment an iceberg in Greenland begins to calve, making it the largest iceberg calving ever to be captured on film.

Scientists see glacier collision as chance to learn secrets

Scientists believe that a collision between an iceberg and a glacier in the Antarctic will allow them to gather new information, as it provides them with access to an area of seabed previously unseen.

Matier Glacier of Joffre Lake, BC, Canada Special

Pemberton - Cold glaciers are often associated with far away northern areas. But within 3 hours' drive on the Sea-to-Sky Hwy 99 up from Vancouver, their spectacular beauty is within the easiest to imagine reach.

Argentina shows the way, curbs mining to protect glaciers

Argentina has passed a landmark law that seeks to protect environmentally sensitive glaciers by imposing strict limits on mining. The Bill, passed by the Senate on Thursday last, prohibits mining near glaciers along Argentina's 5,000 km border with Chile.

Huge ice sheet breaks off Greenland glacier, moves south

Researchers have been watching the environment change in Greenland for some time. Now, however, they've noted the largest ice sheet in 50 years is breaking off from the island and moving south where it could interfere with shipping.

Entrepreneur takes advantage of Greenland’s melting glaciers

Even as scientists and environmentalists fret over the continued melting of Greenland’s glaciers, at least one person has seen an opportunity for money to be made.

Glacier Peru breaks off, causes 23m wave and kills at least 3

In Peru, at least three people were swept away by a 23m tsunami wave that was caused after a large chunk of the glacier broke off and plunged into a lake in the Andes mountain range.

World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

A report that issued a warning that Himalayan glaciers could melt and vanish by 2035 due to climate change is likely to be retracted after blunders were found by the United Nations body that issued it in the first place.

Arctic Heats Up More than Other Regions

Temperature change in the Arctic is happening at a greater rate than other places in the Northern Hemisphere, and this is expected to continue in the future.

Surging Canadian Glacier Closely Watched

Canadian and American researchers are watching the Alsek River, worried that a moving glacier nearby could block the river and potentially flood a village in Alaska.

Greenland's glaciers continue to break up at alarming rate

New studies have found that most of the Greenland's glaciers are melting at an increasing rate. Even glaciers in Northern Greenland which seemed to be immune from global warming have started developing huge cracks.

Experts Say Global Warming Causing California Glacier to Grow

Scientists from University of California, Santa Cruz, say the global warming is causing the glaciers on Mount Shasta in California to grow.

Op-Ed: Naked People On Ice & Orbs That Act As Green Traffic Cops

Hundreds of naked people formed a 'Living sculpture' meant to raise awareness about global warming. It took place on Switzerland’s Aletsch glacier. There was also a photo shoot by Spencer Tunick.

Greenland's Glaciers Melting at Alarming Pace

Melting Glaciers Melting to fast and causing problems

Boy Dies After Canada Glacier Fall

JASPER, Alberta — A 9-year-old Japanese boy died of hypothermia Thursday, after falling into a crevasse while walking with his father on a Canadian glacier. Heroic rescue effort ended in heartbreak when nine-year-old Naofumi Fukushima, who had succ..
 

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Natural colours of the Matier Glacier ice field  Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada.
Natural colours of the Matier Glacier ice field, Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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Ice field of Matier Glacier  Upper Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada
Ice field of Matier Glacier, Upper Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada
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Chasing Ice F: James Balog hangs off cliff by Columbia Glacier  Alaska to install time-lapse camera....
Chasing Ice F: James Balog hangs off cliff by Columbia Glacier, Alaska to install time-lapse camera. Photograph by Tad Pfeffer/Extreme Ice Survey © 2007 Extreme Ice Survey
Tad Pfeffer/Extreme Ice Survey
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Aerial view of Perito Moreno taken two weeks before collapse of glacier in 2004
Aerial view of Perito Moreno taken two weeks before collapse of glacier in 2004
Marianocecowski
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Close-up of the Matier Glacier s chunks of ice  Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada.
Close-up of the Matier Glacier's chunks of ice, Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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A panorama of the north side of the glacier
A panorama of the north side of the glacier
Martin St-Armant
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The Eyjafjallajökull glacier in Iceland – the eruption happened near here  causing large amounts ...
The Eyjafjallajökull glacier in Iceland – the eruption happened near here, causing large amounts of explosive steam
Wikimedia Commons
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Chasing Ice B: Rappelling into Survey Canyon  looking down at moulin channel dropping meltwater 2000...
Chasing Ice B: Rappelling into Survey Canyon, looking down at moulin channel dropping meltwater 2000 vertical feet into crevasses through Greenland Ice Sheet. EIS director, James Balog, is shown. Photograph by Jeff Orlowski/Extreme Ice Survey © 2009 Extreme Ice Survey
Jeff Orlowski/Extreme Ice Survey
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Natural colours of the Matier Glacier ice field  Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada.
Natural colours of the Matier Glacier ice field, Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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Melting Alaska glacier
Melting Alaska glacier
US Navy
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Crevasses are seen in the Thwaites glacier on October 16  2012.
Crevasses are seen in the Thwaites glacier on October 16, 2012.
NASA/JAMES YUNGEL, NASA
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Neal Young/Australian Government press release
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A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
Martin St-Amant
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The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. It is the only glacier than has been growing while almost al...
The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. It is the only glacier than has been growing while almost all others have been melting.
Rodrigo Sepulveda Schulz
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Reflections of Upper Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada.
Reflections of Upper Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many s...
This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many spectacular glaciers – Upsala Glacier, located on the eastern side of the icefield. Upsala is the third largest glacier in the icefield and like most other glaciers in the region, it has experienced significant retreat over the past century.
NASA
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Chasing Ice A: 2.12.08 | Iceland/Svínafellsjökull Glacier. Jeff Orlowski  provides scale in a mass...
Chasing Ice A: 2.12.08 | Iceland/Svínafellsjökull Glacier. Jeff Orlowski, provides scale in a massive landscape of crevasses on the Svínafellsjökull Glacier in Iceland. Photograph by James Balog, © 2008 James Balog/Extreme Ice Survey
James Balog/Extreme Ice Survey
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Three Joffre Lakes; Lower  Middle and Upper within one eyesight as viewed from the Matier Glacier ic...
Three Joffre Lakes; Lower, Middle and Upper within one eyesight as viewed from the Matier Glacier ice field, Pemberton area, BC, Canada.
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Reflections of Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada.
Reflections of Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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