In the Atlantic Ocean, subtle shifts hint at dramatic dangers

A warming atmosphere is causing a branch of the ocean's powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear. In the past, this has led to dramatic, rapid climate change.

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In the Atlantic Ocean, subtle shifts hints at dramatic dangers

A warming atmosphere is causing a branch of the ocean’s powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear.

University of Idaho glaciologists studying fast-moving glacier with hopes of improving sea-level rise predictions

A team of University of Idaho scientists are studying a fast-moving glacier in Alaska in hopes of developing better predictions on how quickly global sea levels will rise.

Deadly glacier break: Himalayan glaciers will collapse more frequently as climate warms, experts say

The consequences of a climate change are beginning to emerge as the consequences of warming temperatures change landscapes and threaten the surrounding societies.

Himalayan glacier disaster highlights climate change risks

When Ravi Chopra saw the devastating deluge of water and debris crash downstream from a Himalayan glacier on Sunday, his first thought was that this was exactly the scenario that his team had warned the Indian government of in 2014.

Mountains, ice and climate change: A recipe for disasters

Shrinking and thinning of glaciers is one of the most documented signs of global warming caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases.

Before Himalayan flood, India ignored warnings of development risks

Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.

Glacier bursts in India, leaving more than 100 missing in floods

Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.

Now and then: Iceland's vanishing glaciers

See how much Iceland's Skaftafellsjokull glacier has retreated over the past 30 years.

The year in climate

2020 was a crisis year: a pandemic, economic turmoil, social upheaval. And running through it all, climate change.

The year in climate

A lot happened in 2020. Here’s how The Times’s Climate Desk covered it.

Witnessing Peru’s enduring, if altered, snow star festival

Rising temperatures and melting glaciers have changed key aspects of the age-old Peruvian festival of Qoyllur Rit’i. Still, the celebrations persist.

Melting glaciers are filling unstable lakes. And they're growing

A census of the world’s glacial lakes shows there are more than there used to be, and their water volume is growing.

Queen of the Dolomites glacier could vanish within 15 years

The largest and most symbolic glacier in the Dolomites could vanish within 15 years because of global heating, Italian scientists have warned.

Satellite images show rapid growth of glacial lakes worldwide

Glacial lakes have grown rapidly around the world in recent decades, according to satellite images that reveal the impact of increased meltwater draining off retreating glaciers.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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