Melting Glaciers Reveal Five New Islands in the Arctic

The Russian navy says it has discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in the remote Arctic. An expedition in August and September charted the islands, which have yet to be named and were previously hidden under glaciers, said the head of the northern fleet, Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev. “Mainly …

Melting Glaciers ‘Uncovering Landscapes for First Time in 40,000 Years’

Melting glaciers in the Canadian Arctic are uncovering landscapes that haven’t been ice-free in more than 40,000 years. That’s according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder, where scientists suggest the region may be experiencing its hottest century in 115,000 years. By radiocarbon dating plants found at the …