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Robots roaming in Antarctic waters reveal why Ross Ice Shelf melts rapidly in summer
A new paper offers fresh insight into the forces causing the world's largest ice shelf to melt. (2019-07-22)
USF geoscientists discover mechanisms controlling Greenland ice sheet collapse
New radar technology allowed USF geoscientists to look at Greenland's dynamic ice-ocean interface that drives sea level rise. (2019-07-19)
Strong storms also play big role in Antarctic ice shelf collapse
Warming temperatures and changes in ocean circulation and salinity are driving the breakup of ice sheets in Antarctica, but a new study suggests that intense storms may help push the system over the edge. (2019-07-18)
Radical reform needed to address dental decay worldwide
Tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancers are a major health burden worldwide, but are largely ignored by the global health community, according to a series on oral health in The Lancet that publishes July 20, 2019. (2019-07-18)
Artificial snowfall could save the west antarctic ice sheet, but with high costs and risks
By pumping ocean water onto coastal regions surrounding parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet and converting it to snow, it may be possible to prevent the ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and melting, according to a new modeling study. (2019-07-17)
West Antarctic ice collapse may be prevented by snowing ocean water onto it
The ice sheet covering West Antarctica is at risk of sliding off into the ocean. (2019-07-17)
Tracking down climate change with radar eyes
Over the past 22 years, sea levels in the Arctic have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year. (2019-07-16)
A material way to make Mars habitable
New research suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with a material -- silica aerogel -- that mimics Earth's atmospheric greenhouse effect. (2019-07-15)
Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets
A UW team has discovered thriving communities of bacteria in Alaskan 'cryopegs,' trapped layers of sediment with water so salty that it remains liquid at below-freezing temperatures. (2019-07-12)
Researchers discover ice is sliding toward edges off Greenland Ice Sheet
They found that ice slides over the bedrock much more than previous theories predicted of how ice on the Greenland Ice Sheet moves. (2019-07-10)
A clearer picture of global ice sheet mass
Fluctuations in the masses of the world's largest ice sheets carry important consequences for future sea level rise, but understanding the complicated interplay of atmospheric conditions, snowfall input and melting processes has never been easy to measure due to the sheer size and remoteness inherent to glacial landscapes. (2019-07-09)
Paris Agreement does not rule out ice-free Arctic
IBS research team reveals a considerable chance for an ice-free Arctic Ocean at global warming limits stipulated in the Paris Agreement. (2019-07-09)
Snow algae thrive in high-elevation ice spires, an unlikely oasis for life
High in the Andes Mountains, dagger-shaped ice spires house thriving microbial communities, offering an oasis for life in one of Earth's harshest environments as well as a possible analogue for life on other planets. (2019-07-08)
More 'reactive' land surfaces cooled the Earth down
In a new study, researchers from ETH Zurich, Stanford University the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences show that a paradigm on a global temperature drop that started around 15 million years ago cannot be upheld. (2019-07-03)
Vanished classmates: The effects of immigration enforcement on school enrollment
Partnerships between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local police departments designed to enforce immigration laws reduced the number of Hispanic students in US public schools in adopting counties by 10 percent after two years. (2019-07-02)
UT study shows how to produce natural gas while storing carbon dioxide
New research at The University of Texas at Austin shows that injecting air and carbon dioxide into methane ice deposits buried beneath the Gulf of Mexico could unlock vast natural gas energy resources while helping fight climate change by trapping the carbon dioxide underground. (2019-06-27)
Researchers discover more than 50 lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet
Researchers have discovered 56 previously uncharted subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet bringing the total known number of lakes to 60. (2019-06-26)
Unlocking secrets of the ice worm
WSU researchers have identified an ice worm on Vancouver Island that is closely related to ice worms 1,200 miles away in southern Alaska. (2019-06-26)
The water future of Earth's 'third pole'
One-seventh of the world's population depends on rivers flowing from Asia's high mountain ranges for water to drink and to irrigate crops. (2019-06-26)
The making of 'warm ice'
The Center for Convergence Property Measurement, Frontier in Extreme Physics Team at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) succeeded in creating room-temperature ice and controlling its growth behaviors by dynamically compressing water up to pressures above 10,000 atmospheres. (2019-06-25)
Chemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils
Study may be a step toward shelf-stable versions of the hormone, which is used to control diabetes. (2019-06-24)
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt
New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in climate models is as, or more, important than the amount of greenhouse gas emissions when it comes to projecting future Greenland ice sheet melt. (2019-06-24)
Ice lithography: opportunities and challenges in 3D nanofabrication
The history and progress of ice lithography (IL), and its applications in 3D nanofabrication are reviewed. (2019-06-21)
Do ice cores help to unravel the clouds of climate history?
For the first time, an international research team led by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) has investigated atmospheric ice nucleating particles (INPs) in ice cores, which can provide insights on the type of cloud cover in the Arctic over the last 500 years. (2019-06-20)
Freezing bubbles viral video inspired research published
The mesmerizing sight of ice crystals floating around the bubble made the engineers wonder what caused the phenomenon (2019-06-19)
A forest of nano-mushroom structures keep this plastic clean and stain-free
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have created a flexible optical plastic that is stain-resistant and superomniphobic, finding inspiration in a surprising place: the shape of Enoki mushrooms. (2019-06-19)
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future
New research from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute shows that Greenland may be ice-free by the year 3000. (2019-06-19)
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate, according to a new modeling study. (2019-06-19)
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. (2019-06-18)
Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn
An international group of leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes -- the support system of the biosphere -- in the climate change equation will have major negative flow-on effects. (2019-06-18)
New evidence shows rapid response in the West Greenland landscape to Arctic climate shifts
Evidence from an Arctic ecosystem experiencing rapid climate change reveals surprisingly tight coupling of environmental responses to climate shifts. (2019-06-18)
100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt
A nearly 100-year-old physics model captures the essential mechanism of pattern formation and geometry of Arctic melt ponds. (2019-06-17)
The current Nor­we­gian Bar­ents Sea risk governance frame­work would need con­sid­er­able
A recent case study from the University of Helsinki examines different ways of framing oil spill risks with regard to the Norwegian Barents Sea where new areas have been recently opened for oil exploration and exploitation. (2019-06-14)
Warming waters in western tropical Pacific may affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study. (2019-06-13)
An innovative electron microscope overturning common knowledge of 88 years history
In conventional electron microscopes, performing atomic-resolution observations of magnetic materials is particularly difficult because high magnetic fields are inevitably exerted on samples inside the magnetic objective lens. (2019-06-11)
Saturn's moon Mimas, a snowplough in the planet's rings
The Solar System's second largest planet both in mass and size, Saturn is best known for its rings. (2019-06-11)
Mysterious holes in Antarctic sea ice explained by years of robotic data
Why did a giant hole appear in the sea ice off Antarctica in 2016 and 2017, after decades of more typical sea ice cover? (2019-06-10)
Rapid retreat of Arctic coastline revealed in images from the air
Drone surveys have revealed extreme erosion on the Arctic coastline, highlight the ongoing change in the region in a warming climate. (2019-06-07)
DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians
Two children's milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during the last Ice Age. (2019-06-05)
Estimating the wear and tear of ice on structures over coming decades or even centuries
Mechanisms behind the effects of ice on physical structures -- particularly over the long term -- have remained an open question in a time of continuous environmental change. (2019-06-04)
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