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West Antarctic glaciers draining more ice than they did 40 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:29

Researchers have found that six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise.

New computer model could help better predict glacial response to global climate change

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 21:07

Researchers have used advanced geochronology techniques such as cosmogenic and luminescence dating to more accurately determine the age of their frozen samples.

NASA sheds light into Greenland`s ice sheet loss

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:04

A new Research using data from NASA is giving insight into one of the processes causing Greenland`s ice sheet to lose mass.

Volcanoes helped plant, animal species survive ice ages

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 11:13

Researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages.

Cabinet approves plan to sustain Himalayan ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:09

The union cabinet Friday approved a mission aimed at developing capacity to assess the "health status" of the Himalayan ecosystem, and facilitate policy-formulation for development of the mountainous region.

SOS 54 years ago warned about vanishing glaciers

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 16:56

At a time when glaciers are melting at an alarming pace, an SOS buried in a bottle 54 years back in the Canadian Arctic, and unearthed now, sent a distress signal about the world`s rapidly disappearing glaciers.

New Zealand`s glaciers in the Southern Alps shrinking

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 20:23

New Zealand`s renowned glaciers in the Southern Alps will shrink up to 60 percent by the end of the century as the earth`s climate continues to warm, scientists forecast Monday

`Pak glaciers melting because of rising temperature`

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 16:08

Pakistan`s glaciers are continuously melting because of rising temperature, and by the year 2035, the country will no longer have water reserves in the shape of glaciers, a federal Minister said.

Smoke from Indian religious sites `melting Himalayan glaciers`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 19:04

Religious sites are responsible for almost a quarter of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming on the Indian subcontinent and the melting of the Himalayan glaciers, a new study has claimed.

Himalayan glaciers receding at varying rates: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 20:00

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that the glaciers in the Himalayan region are receding at varying rates in different regions.

Melting glaciers likely to have `minor` role in future sea-level rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 14:55

A new study has suggested that melt-water that trickles down through the ice is likely to have a minor role in sea-level rise compared with other effects like iceberg production and surface melt.

Shrinking glaciers won`t affect South Asia water availability: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 08:39

Glacier systems that feed two key rivers in South Asia will badly retreat this century, but demands for water are still likely to be met, a study predicted on Sunday.