February 14th, 2019Greenland could start to export sand in a rare positive spinoff from global warming that is melting the island's vast ice sheet and washing large amounts of sediment into the sea, scientists said on Monday.
February 11th, 2019As climate change melts Greenland’s glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic nation: exporting excess sand and gravel abroad, where raw materials for infrastructure are in high demand.
Today’s Earth looks a lot like it did 115,000 years ago. All we’re missing is massive sea level rise
February 6th, 2019New research (including from INSTAAR and NSIDC) suggests the planet is already paralleling the most recent major warm period in its past. Now the only question is how fast Antarctica could collapse.
February 1st, 2019In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, CU Boulder scientists have developed a possible answer to a longstanding mystery about the chemistry of streamflow, which may have broad implications for watersheds and water quality around the world.
January 25th, 2019Over the next year, The Colorado Independent will examine, season by season, the effects climate change is having on the state’s water supply and the many forms of life it sustains. This story shows the impact of climate change on snow, as winters are warming and mountain regions bear the brunt of the immediate consequences. Features INSTAAR Noah Molotch.
January 25th, 2019On Baffin Island, "unprecedented" summer warmth over the last century is shrinking its glaciers, reports a new study from INSTAARs and others in Nature Communications.