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West Antarctica's Ice Sheet 20 Million Years Older Than Previosuly Estimated
2013-09-05 07:26:16

A research team led by professors at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) has revealed that, contrary to popular belief, an ice sheet on West Antarctica existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought.

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2009-11-23 06:15:00

The East Antarctic ice sheet, once unaltered by global warming, has swiftly melted since 2006 and could increase sea levels, says a new study.

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2009-08-25 15:10:00

Lakes in Antarctica, concealed under miles of ice, require scientists to come up with creative ways to identify and analyze these hidden features.

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2009-06-03 17:25:00

New research by scientists in Britain and China reveals evidence of how the East Antarctic ice sheet initially formed.

2009-05-14 14:24:41

The potential contribution to sea level rise from a collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) have been greatly overestimated, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

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2009-03-18 15:45:00

Two new reports published in the journal Nature illustrate possible flooding due to climate change and a meltdown of the massive West Antarctic ice sheet.

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2009-02-24 12:40:00

Scientists said on Tuesday that Antarctica's ice is covering up jagged mountains the size of the Alps, providing new clues about the vast ice sheet that will raise world sea levels if even a fraction of it melts.

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2009-02-24 07:20:00

A group of environment ministers landed on a remote corner of Antarctica on Monday to learn more about how the melting continent may threaten the Earth.

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2008-10-29 10:29:36

Scientists from the US, UK and Australia have teamed up to explore two of the last uncharted regions of Earth, the Aurora and Wilkes Subglacial Basins, immense ice-buried lowlands in Antarctica with a combined area the size of Mexico.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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