Join NASA’s Operation IceBridge on its icy polar mission

Join NASA’s Operation IceBridge on its icy polar mission

Baffin BayMario Tama/Getty Images Mario Tama/Getty Images By Jon White ONE day soon, much of the icy polar landscape could be water. Among the first people to know will be NASA researchers who monitor the melting ice sheets and frozen seas by flying long missions over them to check their thickness. These vital efforts are […]

Polar melt may shut down the Atlantic current that warms Europe

Polar melt may shut down the Atlantic current that warms Europe

Fresh water from melting ice is putting the North Atlantic current at riskAlban Kakulya/Panos By Colin Barras The ocean current that gives western and northern Europe a relatively mild climate might be at greater risk of shutdown than we thought. If the North Atlantic current – the northern segment of the Gulf Stream – did […]