ice loss

NASA study on hottest summers in Greenland churned out a new discovery and it's worrying!

NASA study on hottest summers in Greenland churned out a new discovery and it's worrying!

This solitary wave is a new discovery that may increase the potential for sustained ice loss in Greenland as the climate continues to warm, with implications for the future rate of sea level rise.

May 26, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!

Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!

Understanding all causes of the sea ice retreat is crucial for accurately projecting the rate of future loss, and trying to slow it.

Mar 14, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
Climate change: Total loss of sea ice this year bigger than the entire area of India!

Climate change: Total loss of sea ice this year bigger than the entire area of India!

Warming temperatures caused the oceans to warm up as well, which in turn caused above average sea ice loss.

Dec 07, 2016, 14:40 PM IST
Here's why NASA calls low level of Arctic sea ice the 'new normal' – Watch!

Here's why NASA calls low level of Arctic sea ice the 'new normal' – Watch!

The melt slowed down in June, but scientists say the rate of ice loss picked up again during the first two weeks of August, and is now greater than average for this time of the year.  

Aug 22, 2016, 13:11 PM IST
Runaway loss of Antartica ice may last for centuries

Runaway loss of Antartica ice may last for centuries

The runaway loss of ice from Antarctica as a result of global climate change could last for centuries, said a study on Friday.

Nov 27, 2015, 14:29 PM IST
Antarctica is gaining ice: NASA

Antarctica is gaining ice: NASA

According to the analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tonnes of ice a year from 1992 to 2001.

Nov 02, 2015, 10:55 AM IST
World glaciers melting faster than ever

World glaciers melting faster than ever

The intense ice loss of the past two decades has resulted in a strong imbalance of glaciers in many regions of the world.

Aug 04, 2015, 12:02 PM IST
Polar bears can't cope with starvation in summers: Study

Polar bears can't cope with starvation in summers: Study

A new study has revealed that polar bears' metabolism cannot cope with starvation associated with warmer summers in the Arctic.

Jul 17, 2015, 12:06 PM IST
Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field

Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field

A sudden increase in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica is causing small changes in the gravity field of the Earth, says a team of scientists.

May 25, 2015, 15:21 PM IST
Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

May 22, 2015, 15:31 PM IST
Why polar bears can't survive on land

Why polar bears can't survive on land

Polar bears, increasingly being forced on shore due to sea ice loss, may be eating land-based foods including berries, birds and eggs.

Apr 02, 2015, 14:49 PM IST
Warm water rising from below threatens Antarctic ice sheets

Warm water rising from below threatens Antarctic ice sheets

A team of scientists has observed rising temperatures on the West Antarctic shelf.

Dec 05, 2014, 12:32 PM IST

New projections show `how ice loss will add to `uneven` rising sea levels globally`

Sophisticated computer modelling has shown how sea-level will rise over the coming century could affect some regions far more than others.

Feb 20, 2013, 14:04 PM IST

Ice loss in both Greenland and Antarctica three times more than estimated

The combined rate of melting for the ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica has increased during the last 20 years, an international team of experts has found in a landmark study.

Nov 30, 2012, 19:04 PM IST

Mount Kilimanjaro may be ice free by 2060

The peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, could be gone by 2060, scientists have claimed

Nov 14, 2012, 21:06 PM IST

Recent Antarctic temperature rise `unusual but not unique`

The Antarctic Peninsula, the rugged protrusion extending towards South America, is one of the most rapidly warming places on the planet.

Aug 24, 2012, 17:06 PM IST

Newly discovered underground Antarctic valley `speeding ice loss`

Researchers have discovered a one mile deep rift valley hidden beneath the ice in West Antarctica, which they believe is contributing to ice loss from this part of the continent.

Jul 26, 2012, 17:23 PM IST

Ridge clue to Antarctic ice loss

A yellow submarine has helped to solve a puzzle about one of Antarctica`s fastest-melting glaciers.

Jun 20, 2010, 23:39 PM IST

Greenland ice loss driven by warming seas: Study

Greenland`s continent-sized icesheet is being significantly eroded by winds and currents that drive warmer water into fjords, where it carves out the base of coastal glaciers, according to latest studies.

Feb 15, 2010, 09:23 AM IST