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    Alaska Faces Major Tsunami Threat, Scientists Warn

    Alaska Faces Major Tsunami Threat, Scientists Warn

    As the climate crisis takes hold, the effects are noticed most conspicuously at the extremes like the poles and the desert, where the harsh environments are drastically altered by a changing climate. The latest evidence is from a melting glacier in Alaska that may trigger a landslide that catalyzes a major tsunami, scientists warned on […]

    Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks off Antarctica

    Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks off Antarctica

    Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier lost another large chunk of ice at the end of January. The section of ice that broke off the glacier on the western coast of Antarctica was roughly the size of Manhattan. It was 10 times smaller than the piece the same glacier sloughed in July 2015. After the enormous piece […]

    Are Algae Blooms Contributing to the Melting of Greenland’s Ice Sheet?

    Are Algae Blooms Contributing to the Melting of Greenland’s Ice Sheet?

    When we read about algae blooms, they are often associated with a lake or the ocean, not glaciers. A team of scientists, though, are looking at just that: how algae blooms affect glacier melt. The Black and Bloom project aims to understand how dark particles and microorganisms living in the melt water on the surface […]