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2009-10-01 13:54:54

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2009-09-23 13:19:10

The most comprehensive picture of the rapidly thinning glaciers along the coastline of both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets has been created using satellite lasers.

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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.

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2009-07-20 14:52:59

A new study published this week takes scientists a step further in their quest to understand how Antarctica's vast glaciers will contribute to future sea-level rise.

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2009-05-05 10:38:55

Motorway-sized troughs and channels carved into Antarctica's continental shelves by glaciers thousands of years ago could help scientists to predict future sea-level rise according to a report in the journal Geology this month (May).

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2009-04-17 06:55:00

Scientists have once again found cause to marvel at the brilliant tenacity of life.

2009-04-16 14:35:23

U.S.-led scientists have found that an ecosystem below an Antarctic glacier has survived millions of years by using sulfur and iron compounds for growth. Co-led by Montana State University Professor John Priscu and Jill Mikucki of Dartmouth College, the scientists said the ecosystem lives without light or oxygen in a pool of brine trapped below Taylor Glacier, next to frozen Lake Bonney in eastern Antarctica. Priscu said the ecosystem contains a diversity of bacteria that thrive in cold,...

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2009-04-08 07:07:09

According to the UN Environmental Program, an enormous breakaway piece of Antarctica’s ice shelf could amplify the already significant effects of global warming in the region.

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2009-03-17 16:27:25

A robot submarine studying the underbelly of an Antarctic ice shelf has found evidence of rising sea levels, scientists reported on Tuesday.

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2009-01-16 09:20:00

Increased rainfall on the Antarctic Peninsula is rapidly melting glaciers like the Sheldon, which has recoiled 1.2 miles in 20 years and is raising world sea levels, a leading expert announced.


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