Thwaites Glacier holds enough ice to drive up sea levels more than 2 feet. These hidden ducts lubricate its collapse into the ocean.
It's real. It's happening. It's accelerating. And it's our fault. Human activity — particularly the production of greenhouse gasses from fossil fuel emissions — is reshaping our planet, effecting rapid environmental change at a rate never seen before. Global temperature averages are creeping upward, seas are warming, rising and becoming more acidic, and extreme weather events such as droughts, wildfires, floods and powerful storms are more commonplace. Here's where you'll find the latest on the effects of climate change, and the measures that scientists, world leaders and innovators are taking to reduce our harmful impact on the planet and mitigate the damage already done.
Scientists used marine fossils and orbital data to recreate 66 million years of climate history. Its shows that climate change is anything but 'normal.'
Konrad Steffen was one of the world's leading experts on climate change. In the end, it was climate change that killed him.
In less than 48 hours, the last intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic collapsed, losing more than 40% of its mass.
New NASA imagery shows that the St. Patrick bay ice caps have vanished from Arctic Canada, two years sooner than scientists predicted
Researchers detected the first underwater methane leak in Antarctica, and the microbes responsible for eating it aren't doing their job.
The Siberian town of Verkhoyansk just recorded a 100-degree Fahrenheit day — the hottest in Arctic history.
Scientists estimate that global daily carbon dioxide emissions dropped by as much 17% during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The authors of a new paper studied 4,000 tropical cyclones spanning 39 years, and showed that major hurricanes are coming more frequently as Earth cooks.
Melting ice revealed a long-lost trail in Norway that was strewn with objects dating to the Viking Age.
Iceberg A-68 is large enough to hold New York City five times over — and it may finally be cracking.
Thirty years of satellite data shows ice loss in Antarctica and Iceland has increased by sixfold since the 1990s, putting us on the 'worst case' climate scenario.
Researchers explored three canyons thousands of feet below the water in Southern Australia, revealing both thriving gardens of coral and ashen fossil graveyards.