Researchers have used satellite data to make the most precise measurements to date of changes in Alaskan glaciers.
Arctic sea ice coverage appears to have reached its lowest extent for 2008 and the second-lowest amount recorded since the dawn of the satellite era.
By July 2008, what had once been a massive ice fringe along the northern Ellesmere coast had been reduced to five isolated ice shelves.
SnoMotes are the first prototype network of their kind envisioned to rove treacherous areas of the Arctic and Antarctic.
Scientists have used computer models to show how melt could contribute to the observed speed up of the ice sheet.
In January 2008, NASA's Dr. Robert Bindschadler led an expedition to a previously untouched part of Antarctica.
Scientists are monitoring the amount and age of sea ice to see if the declining trend persists.
A new NASA study confirms that the surface temperature of Greenland's massive ice sheet has been rising, fueling the loss of the island's ice at the surface and throughout the mass beneath.
Ice loss in Antarctica increased by 75 percent in the last 10 years due to a speed-up in the flow of its glaciers and is now nearly as great as that observed in Greenland.
A new NASA-led study found a 23-percent loss in the extent of the Arctic's thick, year-round sea ice cover during the past two winters.
Melting Arctic sea ice has shrunk to a 29-year low, significantly below the minimum set in 2005.
A new NASA-supported study reports that 2007 marked an overall rise in the melting trend over the entire Greenland ice sheet.
Researchers have confirmed that Antarctic snow is melting farther inland, at higher altitudes, and on Antarctica's largest ice shelf.
What would large-scale ice loss on Greenland mean to the rest of the world? Scientists are looking closely at the island to find out.
Researchers measured critical areas of Greenland's ice sheet as well as its glaciers and monitored changes that may be connected to global climate change.