Glaciers

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Rapid ice melt in west Antarctica now inevitable, research shows
Sea level will be driven up no matter how much carbon emissions are cut, putting coastal cities in danger

Damian Carrington Environment editor

23, Oct, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Exceptional year’: Mont Blanc shrinks by another 2 metres
Mountain’s peak has been measured every two years since 2001 and height has varied by almost 5 metres

Peter Beaumont

05, Oct, 2023 @12:02 PM

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Swiss glaciers lose 10% of their volume in two years
Volume lost during hot summers of 2022 and 2023 equal to total depletion between 1960 and 1990, says report

Helena Horton Environment reporter

28, Sep, 2023 @9:38 AM

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Country diary: On the trail of the elusive Breckland pingo | Kate Blincoe
Stow Bedon, Norfolk: East Anglia’s glacial lakes – lost to most of the UK – are the focal point of a wetland walk back in time

Kate Blincoe

21, Aug, 2023 @4:30 AM

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‘The extreme events scare me the most’: climatologist warns of Italy’s vulnerability to climate crisis
Luca Mercalli describes Italy as ‘one of the most fragile places in the world’ after recent storms, wildfires and glacier collapse

Angela Giuffrida in Borgata Vazon

04, Aug, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Body of hiker missing since 1986 found near Matterhorn
Police confirm remains discovered on melting glacier in Swiss mountains are those of German climber

Peter Beaumont and agencies

28, Jul, 2023 @1:48 PM

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Melting glaciers in Alps threaten biodiversity of invertebrates, says study
Overlooked animals vital for alpine ecosystems might lose most of their habitat and disappear, research suggests

Sofia Quaglia

04, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Ice sheets can collapse at 600 metres a day, far faster than feared, study finds
Sediments from the last ice age provide a ‘warning from the past’ for Antarctica and sea level rise today, say scientists

Damian Carrington Environment editor

05, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Slipping through our fingers’: New Zealand scientists distraught at scale of glacier loss
Research institute NIWA predicts many of country’s most important glaciers will be gone within the decade

Tess McClure

31, Mar, 2023 @8:00 PM

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‘It’s still as beautiful as ever’: the changing face of the French Alps
The reality of the climate crisis is that Chamonix valley’s glaciers are shrinking, though tourist guides and their clients are finding ways to help and adapt

Sam Haddad

07, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Extreme situation’: Antarctic sea ice hits record low
Sea ice helps protect glaciers and ice caps that would cause massive sea level rise when lost, scientists warn

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Feb, 2023 @3:06 PM

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Half of glaciers will be gone by 2100 even under Paris 1.5C accord, study finds
If global heating continues at current rate of 2.7C, losses will be greater with 68% of glaciers disappearing

Phoebe Weston

05, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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