Partly because news stories about climate, floods, and drought prevail in recent years, environmental concerns have remained important to citizens in the U.S., Western Europe, and elsewhere despite the worries of the 2008 Recession.
As part of their ongoing "ScienceCasts" video series, Science@NASA reminds just how closely experts from around the world have been keeping a wary eye on Greenland's ice sheet. The result has been a mountain of research all showing the same thing: under the thinning of ice is a whole lot of nothing, and that's not good news.
Iron stored in glaciers is running off into certain Antarctic coast marine areas, feeding phytoplankton and thus the rest of the marine food chain.
The answer to scientists' questions about why Greenland was cooler than the rest of North America through the early 1990s, but is warming now--may have new solar-connected connections.
Robots can do mundane data collection, and save the cost of sending a crew on a research vessel. They can hang out where scientists' parents wouldn't want them to die. In the future, says robot engineer Hanu Singh, they'll do even more.
New research shows that England and Northern Europe in particular are at risk of major sea level rise in the future – more so than previously thought.
Like in the Arctic, Antarctic and even Canada, glaciers in Alaska are melting. Now, new research reveals that like their famous brethren, they may make large contributions to global sea level rise.
Greenland's many supraglacial lakes have been seen suddenly and mysteriously draining as climate change causes this region to warm, and now scientists have finally explained the mechanism behind this phenomenon.
It's no secret that Greenland's glaciers are melting in the face of warming temperatures, but a new analysis aims to show just how their ebb and flow will impact sea level rise in the future.
Mount Everest's glaciers may disappear almost entirely by the year 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new study warns.
With climate change heating things up, and the Earth's poles rapidly melting, it should come as no surprise that a major Antarctic ice shelf may completely disappear by 2020, according to a new NASA study.
Fjords, such as those in Norway, don't just make for beautiful landscapes but also act as major carbon sinks that likely play an important role in regulating the planet's climate, a new study says.
Antarctica is often referred to as the White Continent, and aptly so. Covered in vast sheets of ice and pure packed snow, it is a dazzling wonderland that often get's no darker than a light and stony gray. That's why the infamous Blood Falls is so disturbing to see. Located at the tongue of the Taylor Glacier, a slushy waterfall flows a vivid crimson - not unlike the color of blood. Now, using state of the art technologies and their own intuition, researchers are using the Falls to find new life.
For some time now, scientists have been trying to determine whether the Red Planet once held water suitable for life, and now new research adds to the growing evidence, finding that belts of glaciers on Mars boast enough water to flood the entire planet.