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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

This is where Earth’s refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what’s …


NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

NASA scientists are crisscrossing Greenland on a mission to track melting ice. Greenland has been melting faster in the last decade and this summer, it has seen two of the …


Old spy images reveal Himalayan glaciers are melting fast

Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that …


Asia’s glaciers face massive melt from global warming, study says

Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia’s glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of …


Climbing duo completes five-day first ascent of Mount Huntington’s south ridge

Jess Roskelley describes a recent five-day first ascent of a gnarly south ridge route to the summit of Alaska’s Mount Huntington as a race for his life. “It’s the commitment …


Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century

A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, …


For the first time on record, human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river

A team of scientists Monday documented what they’re describing as the first case of large-scale river reorganization as a result of human-caused climate change.


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Then and now: How glaciers around the world are melting

Over the past decade, scientists and photographers keep returning to the world’s glaciers, watching them shrink with each visit. Now they want others to see how a warming planet is …


Hot weather impacting climbing on Mount Rainier

Washingtonians without air conditioning aren’t the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer. The glacier-covered faces of Mount Rainier are melting faster than usual this year, creating conditions on …


Grizzly managers look toward bear hunts in Rockies

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trophy grizzly bear hunts are under consideration for the Northern Rockies in the surest sign yet that more than 30 years of federal protection for the …


Field reports: Study shows Mount Adams glaciers shrinking faster

CLIMATE CHANGE – Portland State University researchers say the 12 glaciers on 12,276-foot Mount Adams have shrunk by nearly half since 1904 and are receding faster than those of nearby …


Local filmmaker warms up to glacier climbing for Banff entry

People who produce adventure films featured in the Banff Mountain Film Festival shouldn’t be stereotyped as hard-core, muscle-powered adrenaline junkies with a death wish. “I’d never been ice climbing before …


Glacier park turns 100, but age has not been kind

Age has not been kind to Glacier National Park. The gorgeous million-acre park in northwestern Montana celebrated its 100th birthday today. But many of its glaciers have melted, and scientists …


Park loses 2 more namesake glaciers

BILLINGS – Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt, …


2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt, a government …


Researchers say Teton glaciers are shrinking

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Glaciers on the iconic Teton Range are shrinking, researchers say, joining a growing list of glaciers in North America and beyond that are losing their surface area …