NASA scientists are trying to understand how this region is responding to climate change—and how that will influence sea levels around the world.
Thwaites Glacier is melting fast, and scientists fear its collapse could one day destabilize surrounding glaciers and eventually trigger up to 11 feet of global sea level rise.
If emissions continue to rise at current rate, ice will have all but disappeared from Europe's Alpine valleys by end of century.
If current climate change trends continue, the Himalayas could heat up by 8 degrees Fahrenheit by century's end, bringing radical disruptions to food and water supplies, and mass population displacement.
Building lasting water security in glacier-fed basins requires sustained regional and international cooperation—and this cooperation must be mindful of local needs.
By keeping Americans focused on the climate benefits of gas vs. coal, industry seeks to delay a broader debate of the deficits of gas vs. renewables.
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
Study finds decreasing lead in topsoil coincides with reductions in children's blood levels, which suggests playing around the dirt may be an important source of the toxic for children