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    These Eye-Opening Memes Show the Real 10-Year Challenge

    These Eye-Opening Memes Show the Real 10-Year Challenge

    Before-and-after photos of your friends have probably taken over your Facebook and Instagram feeds, but environmentalists are using the #10YearChallenge to insert a dose of truth. Memes of shrinking glaciers, emaciated polar bears and coral bleaching certainly subvert the feel-good viral sensation, but these jarring images really show our planet in a worrying state of […]

    Greenland’s Rapid Ice Melt Persists Even in Winter

    Greenland’s Rapid Ice Melt Persists Even in Winter

    By Julia Conley In the latest troubling study regarding how the climate crisis is affecting the world’s iciest regions, a new report by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) found that the second-largest ice sheet in the world is currently melting even in winter. The study follows a report released earlier this month showing […]

    Watch: How to Dance Like a Glacier

    Watch: How to Dance Like a Glacier

    By Jeremy Deaton Eighteenth century French choreographer Jean-Georges Noverre once wrote, “A fine picture is but the image of nature; a finished ballet is nature herself.” Noverre was arguing for the immediacy of dance. Twenty-first century American choreographer Diana Movius took his words literally. In GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet, Movius depicts the slow melt […]

    Iceberg 5x the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Pine Island Glacier

    Iceberg 5x the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Pine Island Glacier

    The Pine Island Glacier, the fastest-retreating glacier in Antarctica, lost another massive chunk of ice earlier this week. A 115-square-mile section calved off the ice shelf on Oct. 29. That’s roughly the five times the size of Manhattan. The piece was expected to take weeks or months to break off after the first cracks were […]

    Melting Glaciers Dramatically Alter Canada’s Yukon

    Melting Glaciers Dramatically Alter Canada’s Yukon

    Glaciers in Canada’s Yukon territory are melting at an alarming pace, causing bodies of water to dry up and whipping up dust storms in the region, CBC News reported. Researchers have determined that the rapidly retreating Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Yukon’s St. Elias Mountain region cannot compensate for the volume it is losing now each […]

    Scientists Study Ice Shelf by Listening to Its Changing Sounds

    Scientists Study Ice Shelf by Listening to Its Changing Sounds

    By Marlene Cimons Researchers monitoring vibrations from Antarctica‘s Ross Ice Shelf were flabbergasted not long ago to hear something unexpected—the ice was “singing” to them. “We were stunned by a rich variety of time-varying tones that make up this newly described sort of signal,” said Rick Aster, professor of geosciences at Colorado State University, one […]

    White House Considered Ignoring Climate Science, Internal Memo Reveals

    White House Considered Ignoring Climate Science, Internal Memo Reveals

    The Trump administration debated whether it should attack or simply ignore federal research on climate change, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. A memo obtained by the Post written last September by former top White House energy and environmental aide Michael Catanzaro presented three pathways for the administration to approach climate science. The menu of options: […]