Half of Greenland's warming tied to natural causes
May 7, 2014, 1:40 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The natural warming trend may lessen over time, but human-driven global warming is likely to outpace any natural cooling in coming decades.
Belly-flopping icebergs could help track glaciers
May 5, 2014, 11:11 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
Monitoring how glaciers shake could provide insights into the seasonal changes, as well as help understand the ice sheets' complex response to climate change.
2.7-million-year-old soil found under Greenland ice sheet
April 18, 2014, 10:19 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
The frozen soil contains millions of beryllium-10 atoms, with levels comparable to tundra soil in Alaska. Only certain regions Africa and Australia have older landscapes.
Are West Antarctica's glaciers speeding toward collapse?
March 31, 2014, 9:20 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Researchers who have analyzed satellite images of the icy region suggest that the glaciers' acceleration may be cause for concern.
Floating farm city harvests icebergs for hydroponics
March 28, 2014, 9:42 a.m. by Russell McLendon
4 architecture students hope to build a seafaring crescent that would irrigate crops with icebergs.
Drone offers a virtual tour of Alaska's eerie ice caves
March 17, 2014, 4:54 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Titled 'Bigger Than Life,' a new short video explores Alaskan ice caves with a GoPro-toting drone.
Greenland ice sheet loses its last grip
March 17, 2014, 10:32 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Scientists disagree about what impact ice loss in Greenland could have on sea level rise as some models predict that the melting of glaciers will slow as they retreat into rocky valleys.
The Quelccaya Ice Cap is melting and global warming is to blame
February 27, 2014, 12:09 p.m. by John Platt
New research proves that the Peruvian glacier is shrinking due to climate change.
Warming from Arctic sea ice melting more dramatic than thought
February 18, 2014, 9:29 a.m. by Laura Poppick, LiveScience
In addition to the melting sea ice, scientists are considering the impact that soot in the form of black carbon is having on sea ice melt.
Chain reaction caused massive Antarctic ice shelf collapse
January 15, 2014, 11:45 a.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
The disintegration of ice shelves could lead to more glacial ice to enter the ocean thus raising global sea levels.
Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier influenced by La Nina
January 3, 2014, 10:09 a.m. by Laura Poppick, Staff Writer
Weather and climate anomalies may have more sway of sea ice melt than scientists anticipated, complicating their climate models.
Massive Antarctic iceberg sets sail
November 13, 2013, 4 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Scientists tracking and hope to learn from the huge 278-square-mile block of ice that is finally moving away from its parent glacier.