Newly formed sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea next to an ice berg on Nov. 5, 2014. NASA's Operation IceBridge took this aerial photograph of a calving front of the Western Antarctic ice sheet on a science flight out of Punta Arenas, Chile. The flight plan was designed to collect data on changes in ice elevation along… » 11/11/14 7:15am 11/11/14 7:15am

Melting Arctic Ice Is Drastically Changing National Geographic's Atlas

When the the 10th edition of the National Geographic world atlas is released this fall, it will look markedly different from previous versions. That field of endless white usually covering the very north of the planet will be dramatically reduced to reflect the real-life shrinkage of the Arctic ice sheet. » 6/10/14 1:00pm 6/10/14 1:00pm

Melting Ice Is Crushing and Drowning Baby Seals

Harp seals use sea ice as their chilly love nests, and after the lovin' leads to babies, parents nurse for just 12 days before the pups are on their own. But their ice dens have been melting beneath the baby seals, and when that happens, their chances of survival are slim. » 1/13/12 9:20pm 1/13/12 9:20pm