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Polar Extremes
Paleontologist Kirk Johnson explores the dynamic history—and future—of ice at the poles, joining Denise and David Holland and their team of scientists in Greenland to understand how the ice behaves there.
PBS Nova | February 05, 2020

The Ocean Floor is Sinking Due to Climate Change
Climate change is sinking the ocean floor at a rate around 0.1 millimeters (0.004 inches) per year. As It is not enough to protect coastal cities from rising sea levels, it could mean existing methods of calculating sea level rise are off, according to researchers who have developed a new, more accurate system.
Newsweek | January 31, 2020

Antarctica’s ‘doomsday glacier’ reveals alarming new trait to scientists
Scientists have detected unusually warm water underneath Antarctica's "doomsday glacier."
Fox News | January 30, 2020

Connect the World live to Antarctica
“Here in Antarctica, the stakes are really big. We are seeing warm waters approaching the most vulnerable glacier and it could bring it to its knees.”
CNN | November 28, 2019

Al Roker travels to the epicenter of climate change — see his journey to Greenland
TODAY co-host and meteorologist Al Roker traveled to the Arctic Circle to report on what this means for the planet, following environmental experts and NASA as they collect information.
 NBC Today Show | September 16, 2019

What one Greenland town thinks of the US buying Greenland
NYU's David and Denise Holland are in Greenland studying its melting glaciers, and were surprised by Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland.
CBS News |
August 18, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi scientists solve 40-year Antarctic hole-in-the-ice mystery
Research led by the university explained how an open body of water formed in the middle of thick ice.
The National | May 09, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi research team unravels 43-year-old mystery in Antarctica
A study led by NYU Abu Dhabi Institute (NYUAD) Research Scientist Diana Francis has helped to unravel the mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya — a body of unfrozen ocean — that appeared within the sea-ice pack during the Antarctic winter in mid-September 2017.
Gulf Today | May 08, 2019

43-year-old mystery of Polynya in Antarctica unraveled
A new study has unraveled the four decade long mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya -- a body of unfrozen ocean that appeared within a thick body of ice during Antarctica's winter almost two years ago.
ScienceDaily | April 24, 2019

Wild winds puncture precarious polar ice
Ice melt was not the cause of a vast opening in the Antarctic ice in 2017, as previously thought.
Nature Middle East | April 24, 2019

Uncovering polynya: new research unravels 43-year-old Antarctic mystery
Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi have discovered how the Maud-Rise Polynya that was initially spotted in Antarctica in 1974, reappeared in September 2017 at the same location.
Advanced Earth and Space Science | April 24, 2019

Uncovering Polynya: Research unravels 43-year-old mystery in Antarctica
A study led by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Scientist Diana Francis has unraveled the four decade long mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya - a body of unfrozen ocean that appeared within a thick body of ice during Antarctica's winter almost two years ago.
PHYS.ORG | April 24, 2019