Glaciers

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‘Vast’ mass of microbes being released by melting glaciers
Bacteria can fertilise ecosystems but need to be studied closely to identify potential pathogens, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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World faces ‘terminal’ loss of Arctic sea ice during summers, report warns
The dramatic vanishing of polar ice sheets will cause catastrophic sea level rise that will threaten cities, according to a major new study

Oliver Milman

07, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Mountaineers recover cameras lost in 1937 expedition to Canadian peak
Expert team studied maps, old photos and satellite data to estimate glacier movements and track lost gear

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

05, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Microphones dropped into ocean off Greenland to record melting icebergs
Artist Siobhán McDonald will turn recordings into an acoustic installation exploring humanity’s impact on the ocean

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

19, Oct, 2022 @4:00 AM

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East Antarctic glacier melting at 70.8bn tonnes a year due to warm sea water
Denman glacier in remote part of the continent could become unstable, possibly contributing to more sea level rise than predicted

Lisa Cox

14, Oct, 2022 @7:37 AM

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Glacier grief: how funerals and rituals can help us mourn the loss of nature
From mountain top ceremonies to immersive art, people are finding new ways to express feelings of grief – and guilt

Sofia Quaglia

10, Oct, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Switzerland’s melting glaciers reveal human remains and plane wreckage
Record high temperatures in the Alps this summer have led to the discovery of two bodies and an aircraft that crashed in 1968

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

09, Aug, 2022 @1:01 PM

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Extreme heat around the world in videos, photos and graphics
From wildfires to glacier collapses, a flurry of extreme heat events have led to deaths and disrupted lives since the start of the month

Matt Fidler, Maheen Sadiq and Glenn Swann

14, Jul, 2022 @9:44 AM

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Italy weighs up risks to lives and livelihoods after Marmolada tragedy
Authorities keen to avoid repeat of fatal glacier fall and avalanche but need to protect local tourism industry

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

09, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Two bodies found in search following Italian Alps avalanche
Victims not yet identified; death toll from Marmolada collapse now stands at nine

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

06, Jul, 2022 @3:57 PM

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Google doodle marks Earth Day 2022 with stark images of climate crisis
Time-lapse satellite images show glacial retreat at Mount Kilimanjaro, Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching, deforestation in Germany and Greenland glacial melt

Royce Kurmelovs

22, Apr, 2022 @3:29 AM

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Many of New Zealand’s glaciers could disappear in a decade, scientists warn
Glaciers becoming ‘smaller and more skeletal’, annual end-of-summer survey of the snowline finds

Eva Corlett in Wellington

30, Mar, 2022 @11:27 PM

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