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2010-06-30 07:05:00

To the untrained eye, University of Colorado at Boulder Research Associate Craig Lee's recent discovery of a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon might look like a small branch that blew off a tree in a windstorm. Nothing could be further from the truth, according to Lee, a research associate with CU-Boulder's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research who found the atlatl dart, a spear-like hunting weapon, melting out of an ice patch high in the Rocky Mountains close to Yellowstone National...

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2010-06-24 08:35:00

Planetary scientists have uncovered telltale signs of water on Mars "” frozen and liquid "” in the earliest period of the Red Planet's history. A new claim, made public this month, is that a deep ocean covered some of the northern latitudes. But the evidence for water grows much more scant after the Noachian era, which ended 3.5 billion years ago. Now Brown University planetary geologists have documented running water that sprang from glaciers throughout the Martian middle...

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2010-06-21 06:00:00

A robotic yellow submarine that has been launched deep beneath the Pine Island Glacier has helped to solve a mystery about one of Antarctica's fastest-melting glaciers, adding to unease about how climate change may lead to higher world sea levels, scientists reported on Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists captured ocean and sea-floor measurements using the robotic submarine, called Autosub. The team found that the glacier was no longer resting on a sub-sea ridge that had...

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2010-06-11 06:25:02

A study released Thursday reports that about 60 million people living throughout the Himalayas would suffer food shortages in the coming decades as glaciers shrink and the water sources for crops dry up. However, Dutch scientists said the impact would be much less than previously estimated a few years ago by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  The UN report in 2007 warned that hundreds of millions of people were at risk from disappearing glaciers. Scientists said...

2010-06-01 14:12:42

Sea level has not been as high as the distinctive ridges that run down the length of Florida for millions of years. Yet recently deposited marine fossils abound in the ridges' sands. Now, a University of Florida geologist may have helped crack that mystery. In a paper appearing June 1 in the June edition of the journal Geology, Peter Adams, a UF assistant professor of geological sciences, says his computer models of Florida's changing land mass support this theory: The land that forms the...

2010-05-13 15:24:00

(TSX: AAV, NYSE: AAV) CALGARY, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. ("Advantage" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce its unaudited operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. Three Three Financial and Operating Highlights months ended months ended March 31, March 31,...

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2010-05-04 06:40:38

According to Uganda's Wildlife Authority (UWA), a split has occurred in an ice cap on Uganda's highest peak as a result of global warming. The split is on a glacier located in the Rwenzori mountain range, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It sits at an altitude of 16,736 feet and is blocking access to the Margherita summit, said authorities. Margherita is Africa's third highest peak and is a popular spot for climbers. Scientists say the glaciers in the Rwenzori range...

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2010-04-12 13:29:41

Rate of ice-cap melt has been accelerating since 1985 Close to 50 years of data show the Devon Island ice cap, one of the largest ice masses in the Canadian High Arctic, is thinning and shrinking. A paper published in the March edition of Arctic, the journal of the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America, reports that between 1961 and 1985, the ice cap grew in some years and shrank in others, resulting in an overall loss of mass. But that changed 1985 when scientists began...

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2010-04-09 13:55:07

The Austrian Alpine Association (OeAV) said Friday that about 90 percent of Austrian glaciers shrank in 2009, some by as much as 150 feet. The OeAV's report said 85 out of 96 glaciers shrunk over the past year. Oetz valley in western Tyrol province saw the biggest changes, where three glaciers shrunk by over 130 feet and eight by over 70 feet. "The ice is very thin over large areas, so the glaciers are retreating very quickly," noted Andrea Fischer of the University of Innsbruck, who...

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2010-04-08 06:25:00

Glacier National Park could lose its namesake ice formations by the end of the decade, an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) told reporters on Wednesday. In an interview with Matthew Brown of the Associated Press (AP), Dan Fagre noted that the Montana portion has lost two glaciers thanks to global climate change. This brings the number of named glaciers at the park to 25, and due to the increased temperatures in the area, he says, "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the...


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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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