Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Science 04/08/19, 10:54

Earth's glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America.The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of inland masses of snow compressed into ice ...

US scientists to climb Everest, collect data on climate

Science 03/27/19, 00:17

A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region Wednesday to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming.The team led by John All of Western Washington University plans to spend the next two months in the region collecting ...

Big U-turn: Key melting Greenland glacier is growing again

Science 03/25/19, 11:52

A new NASA study finds a major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again.The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) and thinning nearly 130 feet (almost 40 meters) annually. But the study says ...

Police: 1 dead after avalanche hit in Switzerland

Europe 02/20/19, 04:43

Swiss police say a 34-year-old Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes has died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Alps ski resort.The man was one of four injured people rescued after being swept away Tuesday by an avalanche that hit a ...

Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study

Asia & Pacific 02/05/19, 02:22

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.If global efforts to curb climate change fail, the impact could be far worse: a loss ...

Flight instructor investigated in Italy air crash; 7 dead

Europe 01/26/19, 10:02

A prosecutor is investigating a flight instructor who survived a midair collision between a small tourist plane and a helicopter in the Italian Alps.Authorities said the bodies of the last two people from the crash in Italy's Val d'Aosta region were found Saturday, raising the death toll to seven.The French ...

Kids’ postcards blanket Alpine glacier in eco-friendly stunt

World 11/16/18, 14:02

Kids across the world expressed concerns about global warming by joining forces to create what organizers say is the world's biggest postcard on a glacier in the Swiss Alps.Bearing messages of hope and commitment, more than 125,000 colorful and hand-written postcards from kids around the world have emblazoned a glacier ...

Bolivian observatory collects data as glaciers melt

Enviroment 11/08/18, 03:46

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia’s capital, but even here ash and smog reach up to a remote plateau that is home to the world’s highest atmospheric observatory. It’s an ideal site for a team of international scientists ...

Bolivian observatory collects data as glaciers melt

World 11/08/18, 01:35

The snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia's capital, but even here ash and smog reach up to a remote plateau that is home to the world's highest atmospheric observatory.It's an ideal site for a team of international scientists who collect data on pollution ...

Snowfall, wind cancel season-opening men’s World Cup race

Europe 10/28/18, 06:24

The season-opening men's World Cup giant slalom that was cancelled due to bad weather at the Rettenbach glacier on Sunday will be rescheduled for another resort in Europe.The men's race director of governing body FIS, Markus Waldner, said the race will be held before the Christmas break, and that organizers ...

Melting glacier in China draws climate worries

Asia & Pacific 10/21/18, 23:31

Millions of people each year are drawn to Baishui Glacier No. 1 and its cold beauty in Central Asia. Scientists warn Baishui's dramatic melting is a sign of what’s to come across the region. The impacts of climate change already are dramatic. (Oct. 22) Source: The Associated Press

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

World 10/20/18, 21:36

Millions of people each year are drawn to Baishui Glacier No. 1 and its cold beauty in a region of Central Asia with the world's third largest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland.This Sept. 22, 2018 photo shows glaciologist Wang Shijin photographing an ice crevasse in the Baishui Glacier ...

Gun shop, manufacturer wants to build in Baraboo

Business 10/18/18, 01:36

Despite their own concerns and those voiced by a neighbor, Baraboo planners granted preliminary approval Tuesday for construction of a gun store, manufacturing operation and indoor shooting range off South Boulevard.The Plan Commission voted 4-1 to approve DEZ Tactical Arms’ request to build a multifaceted business on 10 acres next ...

China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

Asia & Pacific 10/17/18, 21:21

Around 6,000 people have been evacuated following a landslide in Tibet that blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, China's emergency services said Thursday.A barrier lake was formed on the Yarlung Tsangpo, the headwater of India's Brahmaputra River, following the Wednesday morning collapse of a cliff in ...

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