Sixfold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

World / Science & Health Mar 12, 2020

Sixfold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving a higher sea level that could bring annual flooding by 2100 in regions that now are home to 400 million people, scientists have warned. The kilometers-thick ice sheets atop land masses ...

Experts warn Pyrenees glaciers are 'doomed'

World / Science & Health Jan 21, 2020

Experts warn Pyrenees glaciers are 'doomed'

Glaciers nestled in the lofty crags of the Pyrenees mountains separating France and Spain could disappear within 30 years as temperatures rise, upending ecosystems while putting local economies at risk, scientists say. "We can't set a precise date but the Pyrenees glaciers are doomed," Pierre ...

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

World / Science & Health Dec 12, 2019

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

In his office nestled in Austria's snow-capped Pitztal valley, Eberhard Schultes is among those pushing to expand the region's skiing sector — but environmentalists alarmed about the region's vanishing glaciers are pushing back. Schultes is the managing director of the Pitztaler Gletscherbahnen mountain lift company, ...

Iceland loses first glacier to climate change

World / Science & Health Aug 19, 2019

Iceland loses first glacier to climate change

Iceland on Sunday honored the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warned that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. As the world marked the warmest July on record, a bronze plaque was mounted on ...