Researchers at Dartmouth College are casting doubt on the leading theory of what causes ice ages around the world, which could possibly help shed light on what we can expect in the future as our global climate continues to change.
Scientists have discovered two seafloor gateways that are hastily melting East Antarctica's largest and most rapidly thinning glacier, threatening to raise global sea levels.
Climate change and warming temperatures are currently melting the ice on Greenland, but this region was not always one giant ice sheet. In a new study, researchers explain that Earth tectonics and other interior processes led to the glaciers that we see on Greenland today.
Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in our solar system, stretches three times the height of Mount Everest, Earth's tallest mountain. So why can't our mountains grow as tall? New research argues that Earth's glaciers just won't let them.
Melting glaciers at Montana's Glacier National Park are imperiling a rare aquatic insect isolated there, threatening to wipe out the entire species, according to a new report released Thursday.
As our world warms, glacial ice continues to retreat. However, scientists have now come to realize that humans are mostly to blame, rather than being able to solely peg it on natural climate fluctuations, according to a new study.
Tibet's glaciers were at their warmest in the last 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, according to a new report.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is celebrating its Martian year (687 Earth days) anniversary this week while traversing ground once covered with massive ancient glaciers, according to a recent analysis of geological images.
Though many recent media reports note that the Earth's warming climate is to blame for Greenland's glacier melt - in addition to other melting ice forms like those in Antarctica - a new study shows that oceans may contribute in large part to these glaciers' demise.
An erupting volcano covered in a large sheet of glacial ice may have created large lakes, which could have remained long enough to have hosted life, according to a new study.
A newly discovered source of iron from melting ice sheets may help buffer the effects of global warming.
Antarctica is reportedly losing 160 billion metric tons of ice a year. Last time the continent was surveyed, it was only losing half that - showing that the "White Continent" is melting faster than anticipated.
Greenland has more ice vulnerable to climate change than scientists once realized. Researchers have determined that the "shallow" glaciers that edge Greenland's coast actually stretch approximately five dozen miles inland - potentially contributing more to rising sea levels than previously thought.
Alaska's seismic network records thousands of earthquakes produced by glaciers, capturing valuable data that scientists normally cast aside but could use to better understand their behavior, new research shows.