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2009-09-03 05:45:00

Greenland's glaciers are dumping ice into the Atlantic Ocean at an alarming rate, according to a statement by the environmental group Greenpeace on Wednesday. Increasingly warm temperatures have caused glaciers to melt over time and shed masses of ice that eventually slip into fjords and the sea. Greenland's Helheim glacier, which is four miles wide and almost one mile thick, moves approximately 25 yards a day, Greenpeace said in a statement. The group said that is double the speed as when...

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2009-09-02 10:30:00

Back in 2002, NASA created a film using satellite data that took viewers on a tour of Earth's frozen regions. This year, NASA visualizers are taking viewers on a return trip to see how things have changed over the years. "The Tour of the Cryosphere 2009" combines satellite imagery and state-of-the-art computer animation software to create a fact-filled and visually stunning tour that shows viewers the icy reaches of Antarctica, the glacier-pocked regions along the Andes Mountains, the winter...

2009-08-31 12:13:39

 The U.S. Geological Survey has released the results of a long-term study of key glaciers in western North America, reporting this month that glacial shrinkage is rapid and accelerating and a result of climate change. University of Illinois geologist William Shilts spent nearly two decades studying glaciers on Bylot Island, an uninhabited island about 300 miles southwest of Thule, Greenland. He, his students and other geologists who followed in his footsteps have chronicled the decline...

2009-08-31 11:26:19

The conference showed that the Arctic climate is changing rapidly in a number of different ways: The recent rate of decrease in thickness and volume of the Arctic sea ice has been faster than the rate of aerial shrinkage determined from satellites. Given that the present trend of melt continues, some models indicate that it is quite likely that the Arctic Ocean could be ice free in the summer time as early as 2015-16. There has been a rapid increase in the mass-loss from the Greenland ice...

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2009-08-31 07:50:00

In the small village of Dengboche at the foot of Nepal's Himalayas, residents have watched for years as a glacier-fed lake has continued to grow, an undeniable sign that the glacier is gradually melting. According to an AFP report, elderly residents who have spent their entire lives in the village attest to the fact that the lake simply did not exist at all a mere 50 years ago. The Imja Glacier, which looms ominously above Dengboche, has been retreating at a rate of roughly 230 feet per year...

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2009-08-27 08:22:04

Ice, when heated, is supposed to melt. That's why a collection of glaciers in the Southeast Himalayas stymies those who know what they did 9,000 years ago. While most other Central Asian glaciers retreated under hotter summer temperatures, this group of glaciers advanced from one to six kilometers. A new study by BYU geologist Summer Rupper pieces together the chain of events surrounding the unexpected glacial growth. "Stronger monsoons were thought to be responsible," said Rupper, who...

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2009-08-14 12:25:00

Experts say one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is thinning four times faster than it was 10 years ago, BBC News reported. The surface of the ice at the Pine Island glacier in west Antarctica is now dropping at a rate of up to 50 feet a year, according to a recent study of satellite measurements. The work, by British scientists and published in Geophysical Research Letters, shows that the glacier has lowered by almost 300 feet since 1994, which has serious implications for sea-level...

2009-08-13 23:33:00

(TSX: AAV, NYSE: AAV) CALGARY, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Advantage Oil Gas Ltd. ("Advantage" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the unaudited operating and financial results of Advantage Energy Income Fund (the "Fund") for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. On July 9, 2009, the Fund, Advantage and holders of trust units of the Fund completed a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") which resulted in the reorganization of the Fund into the Corporation. As a result of...

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2009-08-13 12:20:00

A new study published on Thursday suggests climate is the main factor limiting the height of mountains across the globe, and not the upward thrust of the Earth's clashing tectonic plates, AFP reported. Scientists said this so-called "buzzsaw" effect of glaciers forms when temperatures stay below a certain threshold, otherwise the peaks of Mount Everest and K2 might have been even higher. David Engholm, a researcher at Aarhus University in Denmark and lead author of the study, said glaciers...

2009-08-07 10:05:36

The shrinking of three U.S. glaciers raises concerns about rising sea levels and the future availability of fresh drinking water, scientists said. Climate change is shrinking the ice at an accelerated rate on the South Cascade Glacier in Washington state, the Wolverine Glacier on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula and the Gulkana Glacier in interior Alaska, The McClatchy Newspapers reported Friday. The three glaciers, known as benchmark glaciers, have shown a rapid and sustained retreat, U.S....


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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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