A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Landsat 9 satellite onboard launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

Landsat 9 will capture satellite images of a radically changing Earth, NASA scientist says

Science & Technology

Josh Willis, who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at Caltech in Pasadena, California, has used Landsat satellite images in his own work. He joins The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss the power of Landsats to understand climate change. 

Several rescue workers are shown standing in the muddy collapse of a dam with several pieces of large wood sticking up from the ground.

India glacier collapse leaves more than 100 missing

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Mount Everest, the world highest peak, and other peaks of the Himalayan range are seen through an aircraft window during a mountain flight from Kathmandu, Nepal, Jan. 15, 2020.

Climate change deeply affects the entire planet — including Mount Everest

a wooden bit in a palm

This once-frozen pass is a trove of Viking artifacts. Now, there’s a race to preserve them.

Researchers aboard the Nathanial B. Palmer gather on the ship’s bridge to view one of the first icebergs they encountered.

Antarctica Dispatch 3: The ship’s first encounters with icebergs

Nathaniel B Palmer in port

Antarctica Dispatch 1: Gearing up and shipping out

The World’s Carolyn Beeler’s first dispatch from onboard the icebreaker comes from the port of Punta Arenas, in Chile’s Tierra del Fuego.


What Thwaites Glacier can tell us about the future of West Antarctica

An international group of researchers launched a five-year, roughly $50 million project to study Thwaites Glacier, a remote, and notoriously foul-weathered, glacier in the middle of West Antarctica.

Two men stand on rocky land as mountains and snow stretch out behind them. One holds a drill of some kind and is drilling into the rock.

If the Greenland ice sheet melts, what happens to New York City? This reporter went to find out.

A New York-based reporter follows scientists to Greenland to try to get a fix on what the future of the world’s second-largest ice sheet could mean for sea level rise and the fate of her home town.

Thwaites Glacier

Just how unstable is the massive Thwaites glacier? Scientists are about to find out.


A new five-year US and British research project hopes to give policy makers a better sense of how much west Antarctica will drive rising seas.

Scientists setting up GPS sensors to measure "accelerated uplift" in Iceland.

Melting glaciers lift Iceland — literally


As ice sheets melt, Iceland is actually rising with them. Researchers have discovered that the earth is moving underneath the melting ice and pushing the rocky island up more than an inch a year.