Sooty air from coal burning triggered the initial melting of the mountain glaciers in the European Alps in the second half of the 19th Century when it caused the snow to turn grey and so reflect less sunlight back into space, scientists said.
Jagmail Singh was aboard an Antonov An-12 plane which crashed on the Dhakka glacier
The massive ice sheet of East Antarctica, which is up to 4 kilometres thick and holds enough frozen water to raise sea levels by more than 50 metres, is more unstable than previous studies have suggested, scientists said.
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A tourist has captured dramatic footage of the moment an ice bridge on a glacier collapsed.
Most experts believe they have underestimated the effects of climate change, survey suggests
An 11 year-old Russian boy made one of the discoveries of the century when he stumbled across the remains of a 30,000-year-old woolly mammoth, the New Scientist reports.
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Scientists warn that neither the cause nor the consequence of today’s new record retreat for Arctic sea ice should be ignored. But with drilling opportunities at stake, which interest will prevail?
For the second time in two years a huge piece of ice has broken away from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland -fuelling concerns about global warming.
An exhibition of photographs charting the journeys of Scott and Shackleton across Antarctica are the finest of their type ever produced
The glaciers of the Himalayas, suppliers of fresh water to more than a billion people, are undoubtedly retreating because of global warming, the head of the UN's climate change body reaffirmed yesterday – two years after he was embroiled in an international political row about similar forecasts.
Head of IPCC's claim of meltdown caused outcry two years ago – now he's repeated the warning
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