Roughly 170 people are still missing after a glacial break triggered a deadly avalanche and flood in the Uttarakhand region.
The Laptev Sea in Siberia is normally an "ice factory," but hasn't frozen yet in October for the first time on record—a dire warning of the effects of climate change.
"As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-meter sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries."
Sometime in 2009, a long-stable, glacier-filled region in Antarctica suddenly began to melt. Fast.
Just a quick suggestion: follow as many NASA twitter feeds as you can. Today, scientists from its IceBridge mission embarked on an 11-hour flight over West Antarctica, and they live-tweeted the whole thing. Yes, with pics and a nice Q+A session to boot...