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Fracturing Antarctic glacier breaks 80 mph speed record

  2024-03-01 in Live Science

The Pine Island glacier formed a 6.5-mile-long crack at 80 mph, proving to scientists that some glaciers can shatter like glass.

Giant, synchronized swarms of locusts may become more common with climate change

  2024-02-15 in Live Science

Locust swarms can arise from several locations at once. Research has linked these dramatic events to bouts of heavy rain and wind — and that's not good news under climate change.

Sea of methane sealed beneath Arctic permafrost could trigger climate feedback loop if it escapes

  2023-12-20 in Live Science

A sea of migrating methane discovered below the permafrost in Svalbard may eventually escape its icy prison if the permafrost continues to thaw due to climate change.

  Tagged under: Methane

Strange methane leak discovered at the deepest point of the Baltic Sea baffling scientists

  2023-10-11 in Live Science

A huge methane leak discovered in the Baltic Sea spans 7.7 square miles, with masses of gas bubbles rising almost all the way to the ocean surface.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Rivers

We could be 16 years into a methane-fueled 'termination' event significant enough to end an ice age

  2023-08-16 in Live Science

Methane emissions from tropical wetlands have been soaring since 2006 and accelerating at the same breakneck speed as when Earth's climate has flipped from a glacial to an interglacial period.

  Tagged under: Methane | Wetlands

Siberia's 'gateway to the underworld' megaslump is revealing 650,000 year-old secrets from its permafrost

  2023-06-07 in Live Science

The permafrost inside the Batagay crater is the second-oldest ever found on Earth and scientists are using it to reconstruct the planet's ancient climate.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Russia

Energy of '25 billion atomic bombs' trapped on Earth in just 50 years, all because of global warming

  2023-05-05 in Live Science

A new study has revealed that 380 zettajoules of energy was trapped by global warming between 1971 and 2020.

Greenland's glaciers are melting 100 times faster than estimated

  2022-12-19 in Live Science

Scientists are getting a better handle on how fast Greenland's ice is flowing out to sea. Old models that used Antarctica as a baseline were way off the mark.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Ice Melting

New map of methane 'super-emitters' shows some of the largest methane clouds ever seen

  2022-10-27 in Live Science

A NASA instrument designed to study dust has revealed that some of the largest methane clouds ever seen are floating over the US, Iran and elsewhere.

  Tagged under: Methane | Iran

Physicists predict Earth will become a chaotic world, with dire consequences

  2022-05-25 in Live Science

If the Earth System gets into the region of chaotic behavior, we will lose all hope of somehow fixing the problem.

  Tagged under: Predictions

What's the hottest temperature the human body can endure?

  2021-07-31 in Live Science

It depends on the humidity.

Could we ever pull enough carbon out of the atmosphere to stop climate change?

  2020-11-22 in Live Science

Planting trees helps, but what are other ways?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees

Antarctica could melt 'irreversibly' due to climate change, study warns

  2020-09-29 in Live Science

The change will take thousands of years, but we only have a century to stop it.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic

Earth barreling toward 'Hothouse' state not seen in 50 million years, epic new climate record shows

  2020-09-10 in Live Science

Record goes back to the dinosaur extinction.

Oceans Turning Acidic Faster than Past 300 Million Years

  2012-03-02 in Live Science

The ocean has become acidic in the past, but not as rapidly as it is now, according to researchers who examined the geologic record going back 300 million years for evidence of past acidification.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification

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