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Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 2 September, 2009 at 0:00

A climate tipping point is looming closer every day in the Arctic. The more we find out about the Polar Regions, the more we realise that what we know about the impact of feedback effects has been underestimated. Recent discoveries highlight the...

Greenpeace races to reach disintegrating glacier

Feature story | 26 June, 2009 at 18:13

Our ship, The Arctic Sunrise is currently heading north along the west coast of Greenland in a race against time. It's destination is the disintegrating Petermann Glacier, but to reach the glacier our ship must pass through the Nares Strait,...


Background | 16 March, 2006 at 10:27

Glaciers are more than just magnificent landscapes of ice and snow. Around the world they act as frozen reservoirs providing water for billions of people, as well as animals and plants.

Global Melting

Background | 8 June, 2009 at 9:27

Himalayan glacial melt

Feature story | 5 June, 2007 at 0:00

Glaciers in the Himalayas provide the water source for one-sixth of humanity. Now that water source is threatened by climate change. As the temperature rises, these reservoirs of ice disappear. Guanli Wang, a journalist with China S&T, reports...

Greenpeace documents disappearing glaciers

Press release | 7 August, 2002 at 0:00

Glaciers globally are under threat from climate change. Greenpeace went to Svalbard in the Actic Circle to document glaciers there.

Impacts of climate change on glaciers around the world

Publication | 9 February, 2004 at 0:00

The Patagonian ice-fields of Chile and Argentina, the largest non-Antarctic ice masses in the Southern Hemisphere, are melting faster than any other glaciers on Earth. They have lost 42 cubic kilometres of ice every year over the past seven years...

Petermann glacier - the bigger picture

Blog entry by JulietteH | 10 August, 2010 3 comments

What does the major calving event of Petermann glacier mean? We asked Professor Jason Box, a leading expert who was on board our 2009 Arctic expedition for his feedback on this issue. Here is what he has to say. (Adapted from text...

Don't cry for me, Patagonia

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010

Originally posted by Jess on April 13, 2010 9:15 AM Recently, Argentinean president Cristina Kirchner decided to give the go ahead to build a coal power plant in Patagonia. Yes, a coal plant in the heart of PATAGONIA. Now I'm...

Glacial melt in Peru

Generic multimedia item | 19 September, 2005 at 0:00

Glaciers in the Peruvian Andes could disappear within a decade. Within the lifetime of local residents alive today, the effects of Global Warming have become a daily reality.

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