glaciers and icebergs

Scientists have discovered deepest point on land

A new study shows that the deepest point on land is under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. Glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine, were mapping the area only to find that the trough under the glacier went far deeper than they had imagined.

Massive waterfall formed on Greenland's ice sheet

What may have been the world's tallest waterfall briefly formed on Greenland's ice sheet last year, draining a meltwater lake of 5 million cubic meters of water -- equivalent to 2,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools -- in just five hours.

UK village considers the unfathomable: tearing itself down before nature does

Lee Bamber is standing in his garden on a gray day in Fairbourne, northwest Wales. The sea is within earshot -- in fact, it's just on the other side of a wall separating the Irish Sea from his land. The local council says because of rising sea levels, one day garden and sea will meet and the village will be flooded. Today, however, Bamber's feet are resolutely dry.

Study: Climate change will melt vast parts of the Himalayas

At least a third of the ice in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, an area that includes the world's highest peaks Mount Everest and K2, could melt by the end of this century according to an assessment released Monday -- even if there is aggressive action to curb greenhouse gases and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement.