The recent heat wave that baked both Europe and North America also had a major impact on the world’s largest island: temperatures across Greenland spiked during the same time period, causing a major melt event that released 18 billion tons of water over a three-day period, enough to cover the entirety ofread more

An ice shelf in East Antarctica the size of Rome collapsed on March 15, the culmination of decades of an increasing warming trend seen at both of the planet’s poles. The collapse, announced in a tweet posted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and NASA planetary scientist Catherine Walker, took scientists by surprise,read more