Glaciers

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Antarctic visitors threaten world’s largest remaining wilderness
Visitors bring in foreign species that colonise ground exposed by rapidly melting glaciers

Jeremy Plester

07, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘See these glaciers, before they melt’: living on the frontline of global heating
From extreme weather obliterating homes to rising sea levels ruining crops, climate breakdown is a terrifying daily reality for many

Tess McClure Christchurch

10, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Photos from ‘beyond the grave’: camera discovery reveals climber’s last images before fatal avalanche
Two decades ago Richard Stiles escaped an avalanche in New Zealand, but friend Steve Robinson wasn’t so lucky. Now the mountain has given up some of its secrets

Tory Shepherd

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record
Precipitation was so unexpected, scientists had no gauges to measure it, and is stark sign of climate crisis

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Aug, 2021 @12:08 PM

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Global water crisis will intensify with climate breakdown, says report
Flooding, droughts and wildfires will worsen as global heating disrupts the planet’s water cycle

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

17, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists
Analysis shows significant risk of cascading events even at 2C of heating, with severe long-term effects

Damian Carrington Environment editor

03, Jun, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study
Scientists say ice equivalent to 1-2 metres of sea level rise is probably already doomed to melt

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, May, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Melting ice reveals first world war relics in Italian Alps
Accelerating retreat of glaciers in Lombardy and Trentino Alto-Aldige reveals preserved history of ‘White War’

Angela Giuffrida in Stelvio national park

04, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Receding glaciers causing rivers to suddenly disappear
Global phenomenon known as river piracy demands urgent adaptation from ecosystems and people who rely on their flow

Jenna Kunze

03, May, 2021 @9:10 AM

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Cold truths about vanishing glaciers | Brief letters
Brief letters: Losing glaciers | India’s Covid statistics | Singing blackbirds | Prime minister’s answers | Graces Jones’ perfect song

Letters

02, May, 2021 @3:29 PM

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‘It’s like a rotting carcass of its former self’: funeral for an Oregon glacier
Worried researchers hold ceremony for Clark glacier to illustrate how climate crisis is eroding icepacks

Oliver Milman

02, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Glaciers in retreat: tracking the decline of the Earth’s ‘rivers of ice’
Images record how the climate crisis is affecting glaciers across the globe

02, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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