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2015-03-10 14:40:59

You might think that the noisiest parts of Earth’s oceans are the shipping lanes near busy American or European ports, but you’d be wrong. Thanks to rapidly melting, shearing and calving ice sheets, the waters near Alaska and Antarctica are actually the noisiest waters known to man, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters.

Massive Iceberg Could Disrupt Shipping Lanes In The Southern Ocean
2014-04-23 08:56:59

An iceberg previously said to be more than eight times the size of Manhattan could soon disrupt shipping lanes as it moves well outside of Pine Island Bay in Antarctica.

Glacier Geometry Linked To Diverse Calving Patterns
2013-07-23 05:24:37

Large stretches of ice on the coasts of Antarctica and Greenland are at risk of rapidly cracking apart and falling into the ocean in events over the coming decades that could aggravate sea level rise.

Columbia Glacier Should Stop Retreating By 2020
2012-11-27 08:30:37

Alaska's Columbia Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, will cease to move by approximately 2020, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Elephant Seals Assist In Ice Shelf Research
2012-06-22 14:47:44

In the Bizarro world of climate change crusaders, what is good is bad, what is up is down, and what is hot is cold.

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.

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2011-08-08 12:33:32

A NASA scientist and her colleagues were able to observe for the first time the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away.

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2011-07-25 13:50:00

An international team of researchers has combined data from multiple sources to provide the clearest account yet of how much glacial ice surges into the sea following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves.

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2011-07-12 11:00:00

Some of the last images from ESA’s ERS-2 satellite have revealed rapidly changing glacial features in Greenland.

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2011-07-09 10:20:00

Some of the last images from ESA’s ERS-2 satellite have revealed rapidly changing glacial features in Greenland.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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