Japan will tighten controls on its internationally maligned ivory market in July, requiring dealers to prove via carbon dating that specimens were legally obtained, the ...
The Nathaniel B. Palmer is headed back to port in Chile. Scientists aboard the vessel have spent the last several weeks conducting research at Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. There’s a sense of excitement to return home to family. Victoria Fitzgerald, a PhD student at the University of Alabama, left, and Scott Braddock, a PhD student at the University of Maine, explore one of the Schaefer Islands off the west coast of Antarctica. Credit: Carolyn Beeler/The World University of Alabama PhD student Victoria Fitzgerald is excited to see her 10-month-old daughter. “I left and she was barely crawling,” Fitzgerald said. “And now she’s like standing up for herself.” University of Gothenburg researcher Aleksandra Mazur helps prepare a traditional Swedish Mardi Gras pastry for the scientists and crew...
Global warming is causing glaciers on Mount Everest to melt, say experts. And it's also exposing the bodies of dead climbers.
A flat-Earthers conference promises a cruise to Antarctica.
According to NASA, the peak volume of arctic sea ice receded enough to tie the seventh lowest level of all time. The loss is the same as missing an area larger than the state of Texas.
As its glaciers melt, they reveal the bodies of those who have perished on the mountain - but how deadly is Mount Everest?
Bodies previously entombed in ice have been made accessible due to global warming Melting glaciers on Mount Everest are exposing the dead bodies of climbers previously entombed in ice, as global warming causes temperatures to rise. Almost 300 climbers have been killed attempting to climb the mountain since the first attempt to scale it in 1922. Continue reading...
A photographer fends off a very curious polar bear.
The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.
Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.78m square...
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Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual maximum extent on March 13, tying with 2007 for seventh lowest in the 40-year satellite record. The 2019 maximum sea ice extent is the highest since 2014. NSIDC will post a … Continue reading →
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is renowned for beautiful nature and charming villages. There are many things to do and see there, and most of them can be covered in a day trip from Reykjavik, even in winter.
The Arctic region's co-operation in the battle against global warming by reducing black carbon emissions is being hampered by the United States and Russia, the Finnish foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
A Department of Energy official said yesterday the agency is "constantly pushing" the Internal Revenue Service to release a framework for how the nascent carbon capture, utilization and storage industry can access new federal funding.
Climate scientists wanted to understand how their lives are changing.
Of the world’s regions, the Arctic is confronting the most dramatic immediate impacts of climate change.
Leonid Mikhelson, chief executive of Russian gas giant Novatek, said on Sunday he had discussed the company's Arctic LNG 2 project with Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih and that a deal could be expected soon.
As winter comes to a close, the debate over whether the polar vortex is real — or whether it's caused by human activity — is over. Super Awesome Science Show host Jason Tetro explains.
After more than 60 years, McMurdo Station, Antarctica’s main research center, is set to begin its first major infrastructure update. In February, the National Science Foundation got the green light to start construction on the so-called Antarctica Infrastructure Modernization for Science, or AIMS, project.
As first reported by Antarctic Sun, the continent's NSF-funded newspaper, the project will consolidate the sprawling research station’s some 100 buildings into just six primary structur
An uptick in Arctic temperatures that will raise sea levels across the globe has transcended projection into cold hard fact according to a report released by the United Nations this week.
A baby polar bear takes its first steps in front of the press at Berlin zoo accompanied by her mother.
BERLIN — The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital’s next animal celebrity. The bear, who hasn’t been named, was born Dec. 1 and the zoo says she’s developing well. She was allowed to venture out of...
A polar bear cub born on December 1, 2018 takes her first steps at the Berlin Zoological Park.
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FOUR of New Zealand's largest emitters are joining forces to supply their own carbon credits to meet obligations under the Emissions Trading Scheme.
Beijing’s recent behavior in the Arctic has triggered some alarms in the Pentagon.
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a major driver of shifts in the Earth's climate, as we know all too well in our currently warming world. But it also works the other way – in the past too little CO2 has been associated with triggering ice ages. Now a team of scientists has found a surprising new mechanism that could lead to ice ages: Tropical tectonic activity...
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The Bering Strait is usually covered by sea ice at this time of the year, but the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission shows a different story
Major tectonic collisions near the equator have caused three ice ages in the last 540 million years.
Mark McGowan says EPA has withdrawn recommendation and will consult more with sector Western Australia’s environmental watchdog has abandoned a recommendation to the state government that new emissions-intensive projects should be carbon neutral following widespread criticism. The Environmental Protection Authority last week released updated guidelines on mitigating emissions from new or expanding projects, suggesting proposals with emissions higher than 100,000 tonnes a year should be fully offset. Continue reading...
A handful of 28,0000-year-old woolly mammoth cell parts were recently "woken up" for a short time in a new experiment, but cloning the ice age beasts is still a long way off.
Earth's icy periods may owe their existence to tropical mountains.
We've already "locked in" a hotter future for the Arctic, new U.N. report says.
As February gives way to March and the nights grow longer at the bottom of the world, the sea around the Nathaniel B. Palmer is starting to freeze up. The National Science Foundation-chartered icebreaker is wrapping up its trip to Thwaites Glacier, on the west coast of Antarctica, where an international group of scientists is on an eight-week expedition to unlock the secrets of why, and how fast, the Florida-sized glacier is melting. But ice is not just what the scientists here are studying. It’s also what controls where, when — and even if — they can do their work. Grease ice forms before sunrise in front of Pine Island Glacier. Credit: Carolyn Beeler/The World As the Amundsen Sea freezes up and winds move old ice around, this refreezing has already prevented the Palmer from reaching areas...
Two new icebergs have broken off the Grey Glacier in Chile's Patagonia in recent weeks, giving rise to fears that such ruptures are becoming more frequent. - Reuters
The Peterborough Museum and Archives is drawing lots of crowds during March break, who are coming to see the newest and largest exhibit, Ice Age Mammals.
Two new icebergs have broken off the Grey Glacier in Chile's Patagonia in recent weeks, amid fears that such ruptures are becoming more frequent, scientists told Reuters.
The NERC Arctic Station in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, is delighted to be hosting the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme this week (12-14 March 2019), including science editor Tom Feilden and presenter …
Farmers' cooperative Arla Foods, one of the world's biggest dairy firms, plans to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent over the next decade to meet rising demand from consumers for more sustainable products, it said on Sunday.
A sheet of ice holding fishermen on Lake Erie broke loose in windy weather Saturday morning and pushed away from shore, sending many of them scrambling to safety but leaving nearly four dozen stranded on the floe for hours
A new study paints a sobering picture of how the animals that inhabit the Antarctic will be affected by changing temperatures, sea ice levels, food availability, and more.
The NOVA team explores one of the most perplexing formations in the Antarctica Dry Valleys: Blood Falls.
The NOVA team in Antarctica visits Big Razorback Island, where a colony of playful seals give them an unforgettable experience.
Members of the NOVA team are headed to Antarctica to report on science research at the bottom of the Earth. Here's their first dispatch.
Embers from the Howe Ridge Fire could affect the landscape even after its last plume of smoke is distinguished.
Record-low sea ice and moist air from southern latitudes are creating extremely high temperatures at the North Pole.
If the polar ice caps began to melt as they did 120,000 years ago, researchers determined that much of the resulting fresh water would linger around the poles. The world’s oceans could rise catastrophically as soon as 50 years from now.
For the first time, scientists quantified the evidence that humans began polluting the Peruvian Andes long before the Industrial Revolution began.
When you coat yarn made of carbon nanotubes with explosives, you can get an entirely new way to create electricity.
Find out what inspired one scientist to study the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets.
In this interview, glaciologist Lonnie Thompson outlines just what we're losing with melting glaciers.
Geophysicist Klaus Lackner of Columbia University answers questions about carbon capture and storage.
Find out what this vast Ice Age lake in the Pacific Northwest would have looked like before its catastrophic emptyings.
Around the world, mountain glaciers are shrinking at accelerating rates. Why should we care?
For part of the summer in parts of Antarctica, the ice melts into a swampy, slushy stew and refreezes as the temperatures rise and fall.
Melting on the Greenland ice sheet is already happening at some of the fastest rates in centuries, and it's only speeding up as the climate continues to warm. Now, a pair of new studies help explain why.
Greenland is a giant ice sheet covered in snow. Its snowline — the border where snow cover and bare ice abut — migrates with the seasons, sliding to lower elevations in the winter and shifting up in the summer. Now researchers find that not only does the snowline move much more dramatically than they thought, but it also accelerates melting of the ice sheet.
That’s a problem because the Greenland ice sheet is melting into the ocean and contributing to global sea level rise. The new findin
A stunning new study delves into the depths of the increase in rainfall seen in Greenland and the global implications it has for melting the massive ice sheets, especially during winter time.
Melting glaciers on Mount Everest are revealing the bodies of dead climbers, sparking concern from the organizers of expeditions to the famous peak, according to the BBC.
Mount Everest has claimed the lives of almost 300 climbers since the first attempt to conquer the mountain in 1921 -- two-thirds of whom are buried in the mountain’s ice and snow.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched an initiative to advance the design, construction and operation of low- or zero-carbon emitting buildings in the state.
For the third consecutive year, carbon market experts from around the globe met yesterday in Florence to gain insight and exchange experiences related to the development and the day-to-day operation of emissions trading systems.
Carbon monoxide is a killer with no smell, taste or colour. The Earth billions of years ago contained much higher levels of CO than today, so planets with similar to ancient-earth could still harbour life form
Mount Everest expedition operators are finding increasing numbers of climbers' dead bodies on the world's highest peak as high temperatures melt glaciers and snow.
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The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the state Department of Ecology has the authority to cap carbon pollution from major industrial emitters, something business groups and utilities have argued can only be done by the Legislature.
Quebec's health minister says despite his recent request, not all schools are equipped with carbon monoxide detectors.
Weddell seals are large predators and can weight up to 600kg, but this one showed off its placid nature as it scratched and stretched out on Danco Island in Mikkelsen Harbour in the Antarctic.
At least 3,000 Explorer owners have filed complaints with the company or federal regulators, citing periodic carbon monoxide exposure from the exhaust in 2010-2018 vehicles.
The plan is to sail to Antarctica to find the frozen barrier Flat Earthers believe marks the edge of our world. The supposed "ice wall" is said to be a couple thousand feet thick, towers 164 feet high and surrounds the entire planet.
Britain's maneuvering on how to leave the European Union is starting to unsettle the region's carbon market.
A prominent group of conspiracy theorists who believe that the Earth is flat will embark on a cruise to Antarctica next year to visit what they consider the 'end of the world.'
Threats to indigenous groups are growing in the rapidly warming Arctic, where local cultures and livelihoods are inextricably tied to the shifting landscape. Arctic communities face challenges from rising sea levels and shifting wildlife populations to declines in the Arctic sea ice some cultures use as hunting grounds.
Pixar left this part out of Ice Age.
Berlin's Tierpark zoo has presented a new celebrity — a three-and-a-half-month-old polar bear — to the public. The cub is seen as a successor to Knut, the Berlin polar bear that became a worldwide celebrity.
The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital’s next animal celebrity.The bear, who has not been named, was born December 1 and the zoo says she is developing well.She was allowed to venture out of her indoor cage for the first time Friday, and enjoyed romping around with her mother Tonja and swimming in the enclosure’s chilly pond.The zoo says the cub will be now be allowed out daily for…
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to attend the May 6-7 Arctic Council meeting in Finland in a show of Washington's commitment to the region amid growing U.S. concern about China's interests there, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.
House lawmakers from both parties are rallying behind legislation to give a tax break to coal projects looking to use technologies like carbon capture and sequestration.
Massive tectonic collisions in the tropics may have caused Earth's last three great ice ages.
Berlin's latest zoo celebrity, a fluffy
polar bear cub, made her first tentative steps on the public stage Friday, with media hungry to anoint her the rightful successor to late lamented superstar Knut.
A polar bear cub took its first hesitant steps outside its enclosure at the Tierpark Berlin zoo on Friday, stumbling awkwardly into a rock-lined pool under the watchful gaze of her mother, nine-year-old Tonja.
The United States joined Saudi Arabia to derail a U.N. resolution that sought to improve the world's understanding of potential efforts to lace the sky with sunlight-reflecting aerosols or use carbon-catching fans.
Sixteen state attorneys are setting the stage for likely litigation against the Trump administration's plan to sell oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
In the fifth article of a series explaining how large emitters are positioned to tackle...
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NASA scientists are back in Greenland to measure the effects of ocean waves on the island's melting glaciers.
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it’s just a matter of time.
Record-low sea ice in 2018 sent ripples through the Bering Sea’s entire ecosystem. Will this be the region’s new normal?
New Mexico approves bill which would see the state secure 100% of its electricity from zero-carbon resources by 2045, joining a host of other US states.
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Toll’s custom-built Nike warehouse has gone carbon neutral
A new style of trailer for an evolving breed of traveler, the Sonic X from KZ Recreational Vehicles adds a little more self-sustainability to the camping trailer world. With its solar-backed lithium battery bank, the 26-footer is designed to run off-grid indefinitely. It also includes lightweight carbon fiber construction, a fresh water harvesting system and insulation-boosting technology for better performance, autonomy and efficiency. Get lost for weeks and months at a time without giving up residential-style comforts.
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Two new icebergs have broken off the Grey Glacier in Chile's Patagonia in recent weeks, giving rise to fears that such ruptures are becoming more frequent. - REUTERS
Executives from a pair of Canadian oilsands companies extolled the virtues of a carbon tax this week at CERAWeek, a conference sometimes dubbed the Super Bowl of the global energy sector.
New Mexico Takes Bold New Step with Passage of 100 Percent Carbon-Free Electricity Bill SANTA FE, N.M. (March 12, 2019)—The New Mexico legislature has passed the Energy Transition Act (SB 489), which calls for 100 percent of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free resources by...
Newly leaked Interior Department documents raise questions about the environmental review of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain.
Sea-ice conditions have prevented the Research Icebreaker Polarstern from reaching the Larsen Ice Shelf and the calving areas of iceberg A68.
Southern Manitoba's weather appears to have taken a turn for the warmer -- finally -- and the Province's ice-chewing machines are on schedule despite some hiccups, says Selkirk's mayor.
Okanagan snowpack level at 81 per cent of normal as of March 1.
Coming back from Earth’s southernmost continent is just as disorienting as going there.
Beneath the frozen Antarctic ice, Earth’s plate tectonic machinery roars. Mt. Erebus, the southernmost active volcano in the world, is a window into this internal machinery.
Members of the NOVA team are headed to Antarctica to report on science research at the bottom of the Earth. Here's their second dispatch.
NOVA is traveling to Antarctica to meet penguins and we want your penguin questions!
An iceberg the size of Delaware split from Antarctica in July 2017, capping weeks of speculation as to when the shelf would break loose.
By zapping amorphous carbon with a laser, scientists create Q-carbon.
By combining two existing, though still not entirely proven, technologies, researchers have devised a strategy that would allow much of western North America to go carbon negative by 2050.
Current estimates suggest Thera’s eruption, around 3,500 years ago, was the biggest volcanic cataclysm since the last Ice Age.
NOVA Next rounds up the best science stories for the week ending May 23, 2014.
Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson answer questions about the runaway melting of glaciers and its implications.
Arctic glacier expert James White answers questions about the melting of glaciers and ice sheets worldwide.
In this interview, find out what colossal glacial floods can tell us about Mars, the nature of science, and more.
Glaciologists Jay Zwally and Koni Steffen answer questions about the Jakobshavn glacier and glaciers in general.
Earth's climate naturally fluctuates between warm periods and ice ages. What likely caused the last "big chill"?
Rio Tinto is in talks to move into the next phase of an agreement with Apple, Chief Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques said on Friday, as the miner looks to transition its aluminum business to tap a low-carbon economy.
The Ministry of Environment says ice fishing shelters are abandoned every year, which can later pose a danger to people enjoying Saskatchewan lakes.
Higher rainfall over Greenland ice sheet is triggering sudden melting events that are causing a vicious cycle of greater making future, larger scale melting events more likely and causing huge ice loss
A stunning new study delves into the depths of the increase in rainfall seen in Greenland and the global implications it has for melting the massive ice sheets, especially during winter time. The study, published in the scientific journal The Cryosphere, found that winter (defined as either October to March or from December to February)...