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Greenland Slipping Away
2012-04-17 05:03:44

Massive releases of meltwater from surface lakes may be causing Greenland to slide ever faster into the ocean, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder-based Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

Image 1 - West Antarctic Ice Shelves Tearing Apart at the Seams
2012-03-28 04:31:05

A new study examining nearly 40 years of satellite imagery has revealed that the floating ice shelves of a critical portion of West Antarctica are steadily losing their grip on adjacent bay walls, potentially amplifying an already accelerating loss of ice to the sea.

The Sea Just Keeps On Rising
2012-03-16 05:25:38

Today our Meteorology Correspondent Joshua Kelly looks at another topic that is starting to get attention in the science field - the potential rise of sea levels worldwide.

Evidence In Bahamas And Bermuda Suggests Increased Rise In Sea Levels
2012-03-15 11:45:55

Scientists are now predicting sea levels will climb another several inches -- or even a few feet -- by the year 2100, according to recent studies.

Large Portion Of Argentine Glacier Collapses Into River
2012-03-05 10:30:23

Portions of Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina collapsed early Sunday morning creating a spectacular show that few tourists were witness to due to the early hour of the day.

Dust Linked To Increased Glacier Melting, Ocean Productivity
2012-03-04 05:37:41

A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study shows a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting.

Operation IceBridge: Flying Through A Crack On The Ice
2012-03-01 10:19:05

In October 2011, researchers flying in NASA’s Operation IceBridge campaign made the first-ever detailed, airborne measurements of a major iceberg calving event while it was in progress.

2012-02-21 13:15:22

New clues as to how the Earth's remote ecosystems have been influenced by the Industrial Revolution are frozen in glaciers.

Image 1 - Glaciers Are A Window Into Human Impact On The Global Carbon Cycle
2012-02-20 04:39:39

New clues as to how the Earth's remote ecosystems have been influenced by the industrial revolution are locked, frozen in the ice of glaciers.

Researchers Taking Stock Of Earth's Melting Ice
2012-02-09 10:36:22

In a new study led by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, scientists using NASA data have found that Earth’s glaciers and ice caps outside of the regions of Greenland and Antarctica are losing nearly 150 billion tons of ice annually.


Latest Glacier Reference Libraries

Glacier National Park (US)
2013-03-19 14:40:11

Glacier National Park is located in the American state of Montana, south of the Canadian borders of British Columbia and Alberta. The park contains one million acres of varying landscape with a wide range of plant and animal life. It holds two mountain ranges, over 130 discovered and named lakes, and 16,000 square miles of protected unspoiled ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The history of human presence in the Glacier National Park area is thought to begin about...

Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve
2013-03-19 13:07:23

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the Alaska panhandle, west of the city of Juneau. The establishment of the park first began in 1925, when Calvin Coolidge signed the bill that would make the Glacier Bay area a national monument. After an expansion occurred in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, the park increased in size by 523,000 acres under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). This act helped expand the park again in 1980, while it was in the...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
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