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Tropical Indonesia's tiny glaciers to melt away in a decade – study

Dec 14, 2019 - 10:22 PM

'Because of the relatively low elevation of the (Papua) glaciers... these will be the first to go,' says Lonnie Thompson, one of the authors of the study

This handout picture taken in November 2015 and received on December 13, 2019 from Global Atmosphere Watch shows a glacier on Indonesia's Puncak Jaya mountain range in Papua. Indonesia's little-known glaciers are melting so fast they could disappear in a decade, a new study says, underscoring the imminent threat posed by climate change to ice sheets in tropical countries. Handout / Global Atmosphere Watch / AFP

Swiss to hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Clad in black, the marchers will hold the 'funeral march' up the side of the Pizol mountain to the foot of the steep and rapidly melting ice formation

MELTED ICE. This handout picture taken on September 4, 2019 and provided by Matthias Huss, glaciologist at the ETH technical university in Zurich, shows the vanished Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps, above Mels. Photo by Handout/ETH Zurich /Matthias Huss/AFP)

Climate change threatens half World Heritage sites' glaciers – report

May 01, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Authors of a new study 'predict glacier extinction by 2100 under a high emission scenario in 21 of the 46 natural World Heritage sites where glaciers are currently found'

Alpine glaciers risk 90% melt by 2100 – study

Apr 09, 2019 - 11:15 PM

A team of researchers in Switzerland finds that due to historic emissions and current CO2 levels, the Alps will lose half of its glaciers no matter what is done about emissions

Rhone Glacier image from Shutterstock

Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt, study warns

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region are a critical water source for some 250 million people in the mountains as well as to 1.65 billion others in the river valleys below

Ngozumba glacier image via Shutterstock

Swiss couple found on glacier after 75 years buried at last

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:29 PM

The funeral is held in the church where the couple had attended mass before setting out on their trek in the Swiss Alps

FINALLY FOUND. This handout picture distributed on July 18, 2017 shows the mummified remains of a Swiss Couple who went missing 75 years ago and who were found in a glacier in the Diablerets mountains, in southern Switzerland. Glacier 3000/AFP

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A captain of the Red Ants, a municipal team tasked with evictions, cracks his whip to speed up the eviction inside Fattis Mansion in downtown Johannesburg on July 19, 2017.  Residents of the allegedly illegally occupied building were forcibly removed by dozens of red clad security men and their belongings laid on the pavement outside the building. Several buildings in the central district of Johannesburg are illegally occupied by a large number of residents, often migrants, who live in substandard conditions. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Swiss police confirm identity of couple found on glacier

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Switzerland s Valais canton says They are of Mr Marcelin Dumoulin and his wife Francine Dumoulin who disappeared tragically on August 15 1942

IDENTITY CONFIRMED. This handout picture distributed on July 18, 2017 shows the mummified remains of a Swiss Couple who went missing 75 years ago and who were found in a glacier in the Diablerets mountains, in southern Switzerland. Glacier 3000/AFP

Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after disappearance

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:15 AM

The bodies of a Swiss couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago are found lying near each other in the Diablerets massif in southern Switzerland

FINALLY FOUND. This handout picture distributed on July 18, 2017 shows the mummified remains of a Swiss Couple who went missing 75 years ago and who were found in a glacier in the Diablerets mountains, in southern Switzerland. Glacier 3000/AFP

Preserving the memory of glaciers

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:13 AM

Glaciers hold the memory of former climates and help to predict future environmental changes says the Institute of Research for Development

Climate change shows in shrinking Antarctic snows

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Local wildlife also appears to reflect to the change

WILDLIFE APPEARS. An Adelie penguin arrives at the New Harbor research station near McMurdo Station in Antarctica on November 11, 2016. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

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Oct 26, 2016 - 7:57 PM

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Antarctic glacier thinning more rapidly than thought – study

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:21 PM

The Smith Glacier spilling into the Amundsen Sea shed up to 70 meters 230 feet per year between 2002 and 2009 according to a study

ICY WORLD. Part of the eastern flank of Crosson Ice Shelf (center left) and Mount Murphy (foreground) as viewed during a NASA IceBridge flight on October 23, 2012. Thwaites Ice Shelf lies beyond the highly fractured expanse of ice (center). John Sonntag via Nature

'Sleeping giant' glacier may lift seas two meters – study

May 19, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Scientists say the Totten Glacier is being eroded by warm sea water flowing hundreds of kilometers inland

epa01879305 A photograph made available 29 September 2009 shows a wave breaking in the Atlantic Ocean on the South Peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa 21 August 2009. As the earth's climate changes the sea level rises and hurricanes change in frequency and strength. There is evidence that the number of intense hurricanes has increased in the Atlantic since 1970. Bangkok the capital of Thailand is currently hosting the 12 day United Nations Climate Change Talks. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

7 dead as New Zealand helicopter crashes into glacier

Nov 21, 2015 - 12:46 PM

The names and nationalities of the pilot and 6 passengers are not immediately available

Glaciers melt to lowest level on record – study

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:02 AM

On average glaciers currently lose between 50 to 150 centimeters 20 to 60 inches of thickness every year reported the study

Totten Glacier. Photo by Esmee van Wijk/Australian Antarctic Division

Flowing nitrogen ice glaciers seen on Pluto

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:32 AM

We ve only seen surfaces like this on active worlds like Earth and Mars

PLUTO'S SURFACE. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, captured from New Horizons at about 4 pm EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. Image courtesy of NASA

Scientists warn Everest glaciers at risk of disappearing

May 28, 2015 - 9:06 AM

Scientist: The worst case scenario shows a 99 loss in glacial mass but even if we start to slow down emissions somewhat we may still see a 70 reduction

TOP OF THE WORLD. Mount Everest as seen from the aircraft of Drukair in Bhutan. The aircraft is south of the mountains, facing north. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Shrimpo1976

Western Canada's glaciers to shrink by 70% by 2100

Apr 07, 2015 - 1:16 PM

The loss will hit many sectors from agriculture forestry and tourism to ecosystems and water quality the investigators warn

epa04681937 An aerial view taken through a passenger plane window dated 06 October 2003 showing a glacier in a snow-covered landscape at western coast in northern Canada. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

New Zealand: 12 things to do in a nature-lover's paradise

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:51 PM

New Zealand s South Island boasts fiords glaciers lakes and treks that will keep the outdoorsman in you far from boredom

'MIDDLE EARTH.' New Zealand's South Island boasts a variety of landscapes. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

'Ice vault' idea to keep climate's time capsule intact

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Learning more about the past through examining the glaciers could help us predict how our planet will respond when global warming kicks into higher gear

Totten Glacier. Photo by Esmee van Wijk/Australian Antarctic Division

Hidden paths could be behind Antarctic glacier melt – study

Mar 17, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Scientists discover two pathways that are likely channelling warm ocean water under a massive Antarctic glacier which could contribute to rising global sea levels

Totten Glacier. Photo by Esmee van Wijk/Australian Antarctic Division

Warm ocean melting East Antarctica's largest glacier

Jan 27, 2015 - 8:45 AM

A just returned voyage to the Totten Glacier finds the waters around the glacier are warmer than expected and likely melting the ice from below

ANTARCTIC MORNING. King George Island : View of Antarctica early in the morning after a snow shower, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Vanderlei Almeida/ AFP

Melt rate of Antarctica glaciers speeding up – research

Dec 03, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Glaciers in the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica are losing ice faster than another part of Antarctica and are the biggest contributor to rising sea levels said researchers at the University of California at Irvine

ANTARCTIC MORNING. King George Island : View of Antarctica early in the morning after a snow shower, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Vanderlei Almeida/ AFP

Andes glaciers: Ailing giants hit by climate change

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:04 PM

The tropical glaciers of the Andes Mountains are melting at worrying speed raising scientists fears that many will disappear before anything can be done to save them

Picture taken on May 24, 2013 of the Andes in west Bolivia. Aizar Raldes/AFP

India's Modi makes landmark visit to disputed Kashmir

Aug 12, 2014 - 2:05 PM

The visit by India s newly elected leader comes amid heightened tensions in the disputed Kashmir zone

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) in Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 3, 2014. Prakash Mathema/AFP

Giant Antarctic glacier beyond point of no return

Jan 13, 2014 - 10:41 AM

Antarctica s Pine Island Glacier is melting irreversibly and could add as much as a centimeter 0 4 inches to ocean levels in 20 years

BREAKING UP. This MODIS image taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite on Nov. 10, 2013, shows an iceberg that was part of the Pine Island Glacier and is now separating from the Antarctica continent. Image courtesy NASA

Shrinking glaciers won't affect South Asia water supply - study

Aug 05, 2013 - 4:15 PM

The health of glaciers in the Himalayas is a closely watched issue as they supply vital meltwater to a region facing surging population growth and rising demands for food

HIMALAYAN GLACIER. This photograph taken on December 4, 2009 shows the Khumbu Glacier, one of the longest glaciers in the world, in the Everest-Khumbu region some 140 km (87 miles) northeast of Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by AFP/Prakash Mathema