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Skaters – mind the ice!

Recent winters almost free of snow have encouraged Norwegians to get their skates on and venture out onto the frozen lakes. But what happens to your body if you fall through the ice, and what should you do if an accident occurs?

Heavy summer rain in Greenland speeds up ice melt

Rapid ice melt in Greenland is driven by intense late summer rainfall, making the vast ice sheet even more vulnerable as the earth warms, new research shows.

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

A new study shows that calcium carbonate in the ice absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere.

Ancient snow patches melting at record speed

Climate change is about to wipe out snowfields that have survived in the Norwegian mountains for 5,000 years.

Tiny gravitational changes indicate loss of glacial ice

Researchers have discovered by chance that the ice of the Folgefonna Glacier has thinned by seven metres.

Ancient Arctic sea ice discovery provides the key to future climate prediction

The extent of the Arctic ice cover was much less four and five million years ago, than it is today. This new knowledge can now be used to improve future climate models.

Drones discover serious threats to Greenland's ice cap

Danish drones have collected breathtaking video footage of Greenland but the shots documents a deeply concerning development on the ice cap.

American forest fires are melting the ice on Greenland

Forest fires are covering the ice sheets with black particles that make the ice melt faster.

Glaciologists luck out with seismograph and video

VIDEO: Against all odds, while researchers helicoptered over Svalbard and filmed a calving glacier, a seismometer recorded the activity. The data they registered can help in detecting calving episodes and understanding the dynamics of glacial activity.

Celebrity ice

A colliding block of ice has caught the interest of Discovery Channel.