New Lows for Great Lakes Ice Cover

New Lows for Great Lakes Ice Cover

The effects of a warm winter in the upper Midwest are evident in the lack of lake ice.

Published Feb 29, 2024

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A Climate Archive Melts

A Climate Archive Melts

The surface melting of a high-elevation glacier in the Alps has rendered it unusable for scientific research.

Published Feb 29, 2024

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Fires in Guatemala

Fires in Guatemala

The blaze near Quetzaltenango was one of several burning across the country.  

Published Feb 27, 2024

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Antarctica Unpinned

Antarctica Unpinned

New research shows that while some Antarctic ice shelves have been thinning since at least the 1970s, widespread thinning accelerated in the 1990s.

Published Feb 27, 2024

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Making Sense of Holes in the Clouds

Making Sense of Holes in the Clouds

Scientists speculated about these holes for decades, but it’s now well understood that cavum clouds are caused by airplanes.

Published Feb 26, 2024

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