Himalayan glaciers granted status of 'living entities'

Apr 2, 2017

Himalayan glaciers granted status of 'living entities'

An Indian court has recognized Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as “legal persons” in an effort to curb environmental destruction, weeks after it granted similar status to the country’s two most sacred rivers. In a decision that aims to widen environmental protections in the ...

Glaciers in Central Asia shrinking fast: study

Aug 29, 2015

Glaciers in Central Asia shrinking fast: study

Central Asian glaciers have melted at four times the global average since the early 1960s, shedding 27 percent of their mass, according to a recent study. By 2050, warmer temperatures driven by climate change could wipe out half the remaining glacier ice in the ...

Ice around Antarctica shrank by almost 20%: study

Mar 27, 2015

Ice around Antarctica shrank by almost 20%: study

The ice floating around Antarctica has thinned by nearly 20 percent, according to research published Thursday, depleting the bulwark that prevents the permanent collapse of glaciers covering the southern continent. The study, based on satellite measurements between 1994 and 2012 by the European Space ...

Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages: study

/ Mar 15, 2014

Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages: study

The steam and heat from volcanoes allowed species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, a study showed March 11, offering help for scientists dealing with climate change. An international team of researchers said their analysis helped explain a long-running mystery about ...