US

The US government keeps a massive archive of ice -- here's why

The US government removes ice from places like Antarctica and Greenland and brings it to the National Ice Core Laboratory in Colorado. There, the ice is kept in a -10° Fahrenheit freezer, where scientists study it to learn about Earth’s past, present, and future.

Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.