Italian authorities have closed two lanes and evacuated several mountain huts after experts warned that one of the glaciers of massive Mont Blanc could collapse. Experts watching the glacier estimate that since the end of August it has been sliding down at a speed of 50-60 cm per day. Authorities acknowledge that it is impossible to predict when the huge mass may collapse.
Because of record high temperatures in July, glaciers have lost a huge amount of their volume, NOVA TV reported.
Scientists from Denmark's Meteorological Institute reported that over 10 billion tonnes of ice have melted in Greenland in just one day.
Because of record highs of over 20 degrees in July, glaciers have lost enormous amount of their volume.
One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, an assessment warns.
The frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the Alps have been found on a shrinking glacier, Swiss media said on July 18.
Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, the parents of seven children, had gone to milk their cows in a meadow above Chandolin in the Valais canton on Aug. 15, 1942.
A giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea.
"It is a really major event in terms of the size of the ice tablet that we've got now drifting away," said Anna Hogg, an expert in satellite observations of glaciers from the University of Leeds.
Earth is home to incredibly beautiful natural sites. But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.
From Patagonia’s glaciers to Africa’s Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.
The ice bridge on the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina collapsed spectacularly when a huge rupture caused a bridge of ice to collapse.
The mass of ice forming a bridge between the two parts of the glacier, dividing Lake Argentino in the province of Santa Cruz, collapsed sending tons of ice crashing down onto the surface of the lake, 60 meters below.