Satellites Show Warming Tides Melting a Massive Greenland Glacier
The finding could mean that past predictions of sea-level rise from glaciers should double
Fifteen Million People at Risk of Severe Floods From Melting Glaciers
Rising temperatures could worsen glacial lake outbursts, unleashing massive inland waves on downstream communities, a study finds
New 'Astounding' Analysis Argues That Greenland Used to Be a Lush, Diverse Ecosystem
Scientists found evidence of over 100 types of plants and animals that lived in the northern part of the island around two million years ago
A Massive Freshwater River Is Flowing Under Antarctica’s Ice
The 285-mile-long stretch of meltwater is longer than the Thames and could speed ice loss
Melting Greenland Ice Sheet Will Cause at Least Ten Inches of Sea-Level Rise, Study Finds
Experts break down the new finding, which provides a higher estimate of meltwater than previous research
Why Did the Vikings Abandon Their Most Successful Settlement in Greenland?
A new study argues that an extended drought, and not cold temperatures, drove the Norse settlers from the region
The 'Last Ice Area' May Provide a Final Refuge for Arctic Life in a Warming World
The Arctic Ocean region may provide a sanctuary to animals who need the summertime frozen habitat for survival
New Dating Method Shows Vikings Occupied Newfoundland in 1021 C.E.
Tree ring evidence of an ancient solar storm enables scientists to pinpoint the exact year of Norse settlement
Scientists Discover What May Be the World's Northernmost Island
Researchers thought they had set foot on a known island, but island hunters pointed out that reported coordinates revealed a special find
Did a Viking Woman Named Gudrid Really Travel to North America in 1000 A.D.?
The sagas suggest she settled in Newfoundland and eventually made eight crossings of the North Atlantic Sea
Earth Loses 1.2 Trillion Tons of Ice Per Year, a Nearly 60% Increase From 1994
A pair of studies paint a worrying picture of accelerating ice loss around the world, with serious consequences for projections of sea level rise
Black Smudge on Diary Page Reveals 1907 Arctic Expedition's Tragic End
New analysis suggests explorer Jørgen Brønlund spent his final hours trying—and failing—to light a petroleum burner
The Legend, the History and the Science Behind Seattle's New Hockey Team Name
NHL fans, meet the Seattle Kraken—named for a mythical beast that may have been inspired by the very real giant squid
How an Alaskan Volcano Is Linked to the Decline of the Roman Republic
New research suggests Mount Okmok's eruption in 43 B.C. sparked extreme weather halfway across the world
Did Over-Hunting Walruses Fuel the Collapse of Norse Greenland?
A new study has found that Norse hunters began pursuing smaller animals at increasingly risky distances in "a classic pattern of resource depletion"
How This Abandoned Mining Town in Greenland Helped Win World War II
Ivittuut held the world’s largest reserve of naturally occurring cryolite, a mineral that was used in the manufacturing of fighter planes