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The news about climate change is compiled in the Polar Current. This news include worldwide news on climate change, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, and sea level rise. To follow these global trends, check back weekly or click the orange icon below for a subscription to the feed.

Following more than two decades of Arctic sea ice thinning and melting, an unusual event just weeks before the start of the spring melt season is providing visual proof of how vulnerable the ice pack really is.
Scientists have their best measure yet for the amount of ice in Antarctica. A detailed analysis of data compiled during 50 years of exploration shows the White Continent to contain about 26-and-a-half-million cubic km.
You’re traveling more than 1,000 miles across the barren snowscape of Antarctica. Along the way, many crevasses lie hidden between you and your quest to resupply the hungry scientists at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The good news is you can detect these deathtraps with a radar arm. The...
For the first time, scientists believe they have collected life-forms from deep under the Antarctic ice. Last week, a team found and collected microbes in a lake hidden under more than a half-mile of ice.
Are wildfires speeding up ice melt in Greenland? Jason Box, founder of the Dark Snow project , is taking up a collection to find out.
Greenland was about eight degrees warmer 130,000 years ago than it is today, an analysis of an almost three-kilometre-long ice core in Greenland has revealed. The finding by an international team of 38 institutions from 14 nations provides an important benchmark for climate change modelling and...
Like a plug in a leaky dam, little Pine Island Glacier holds back part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet, whose thinning ice is contributing to sea level rise. In recent decades, Pine Island Glacier's rapid retreat raised fears that the glacier could "collapse," freeing the ice sheet it...
Melting glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland may push up global sea levels more than 3 feet by the end of this century, according to a scientific poll of experts that brings a degree of clarity to a murky and controversial slice of climate science.
A tiny electronic component the size of a thumbnail holds the key to the future of an £8m search for life beneath the ice of Antarctica.
A British research team in Antarctica has launched a long-awaited project to hunt for life in a lake hidden beneath the ice-sheet.
A fast-changing Arctic broke new records for loss of sea ice and spring snow cover this year, as well as the extent of the summertime melt of the Greenland ice sheet, federal scientists reported Wednesday.
One phenomenon that is often used to illustrate ice melt in the Arctic is giant icebergs, often the size of whole towns or even small countries, breaking off the ice shield and drifting south.
A report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes an ancient community of bacteria in the salty, pitch dark and subfreezing environment beneath nearly 20 meters of ice in Antarctica's Lake Vida.
The Antarctic is so vast, so remote and so cold that it is hard to get a sense of scale when something unusual happens there. The crack in the Pine Island Glacier , seen in this satellite image, is about 19 miles long, and it is growing.
Measurements show the rate of melting is accelerating by 9 billion tons each year, Harig said. The study doesn't include measurements from 2012, when a record-breaking amount of ice melted in Greenland. "I would fully expect when I get that data, it'd show ice loss accelerating even more," he said...

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