Canada’s Arctic glaciers have become a major contributor to sea level change, according to glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
A new study published in The Cryosphere, an European Geosciences Union journal, has found that Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase.
On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina’s Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.
Peru will face a “new normal” as greater agricultural and energy demands, population growth and climate change chip away at what is left of its glaciers, according to a recent article in the Yale Journal of International Affairs. Glacial retreat could ultimately lead to conflict in the country, the author found.
Glaciers — the lifeblood of Patagonia (and a major source of fresh water for the rest of the world) — are melting rapidly throughout the region, and the rate at which they are disappearing is only set to increase.
Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis Adeliae) numbers exploded in East Antarctica at the end of the last ice age, according to research published today in BMC Evolutionary Biology.
The isolated mountain range reaches altitudes of 18,700 feet and is the world’s highest coastal range. A study by the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies of Colombia revealed that there are less than 3 square miles of glaciers on the mountain range, merely 10% of what existed at the end of the 19th century.
The Quelccaya Ice Cap is a tropical glacier, located 18,000 feet above sea level. For decades now scientists have observed rapid melting in the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru.
Sea level eventually could rise by at least 11 feet for residents living in the Northern Hemisphere because of a shrinking glacier in the Antarctic, a new science paper revealed recently.
The Arctic Ocean has been seeping methane for longer than humans have been roaming the Earth, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.
These icy castles, scattered across Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, are under a microscope at the United Nations. The melting of the glaciers is threatening freshwater supplies in the Andes region and could cause the sea level to rise.
Climate change seriously threatens to disappear until 2030 to Tropical Andean glaciers in Bolivia that are below 5,400 meters, according to two studies of Non Governmental Organization (NGO) and private Climate Reaction League for the Defense of the Environment (Lidema -in spanish).
The Antarctic ice shelf is under threat from a silent, invisible agency – and the rate of melting of glaciers has trebled in the last two decades.
More than a third of the surface of glaciers in Peru’s Andes mountains lost in the last 40 years, according to a study by the National Water Authority (ANA -in spanish) recently presented.
Members of the Parliament of Chile joined Greenpeace activists to ask the government to pass a law “five star” to protect glaciers, saying that “glaciers can not wait.”