Researchers map the world's glaciers (all 200,000 of them)
May 12, 2014, 7:59 a.m. by Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, LiveScience
The recently completed catalog will help researchers understand the effects of climate change and address water issues of local communities.
Arctic sea ice peak is 5th lowest on record
April 8, 2014, 8:59 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
This winter, the Arctic ice cap expanded to a total of 5.76 million square miles — one of the lowest areas on record since 1979.
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.
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.
Rising seas could wipe out many cultural landmarks
March 5, 2014, 9:50 a.m. by Denise Chow, LiveScience
A new study shows that 20 percent of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are at risk, bringing to light the cultural implications of climate change.
John Kerry: Climate change is a 'fearsome weapon of mass destruction'
February 17, 2014, 11:30 a.m. by John Platt
In a speech in Indonesia, the Secretary of State also derides 'head in the sand' climate change deniers.
Steering clear of disaster on the climate 'Titanic'
February 9, 2014, 8:15 p.m. by Karl Burkart
We have a few short years to shift our course and steer clear of a climate catastrophe. Will we get our priorities straight?
Greenland's ice sheet hides 100 billion tons of water
December 23, 2013, 10:11 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The discovery creates 'additional complexity' to the scientists' figures about the rates of sea level rise.
Beach nourishment works, but is it a good idea?
November 1, 2013, 10:55 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
Protecting coastal properties from storms and sea level rise is a never-ending commitment that could cost billions.
Scientists say new climate change report must focus on consensus
September 24, 2013, 10:39 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The United Nations rules require the IPCC to seek unanimous consensus, a fact that climate scientists want to see emphasized in the newest report.