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2015-05-15 10:06:59

This beautiful, old ice shelf will soon be gone as the last remnant is about to shatter and float away to sea.

2015-05-14 16:21:41

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening

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2015-03-15 13:56:15

Can climate change and the melting of ice cause certain countries to disappear underwater soon? It's possible.

Jakobshavn Glacier
2014-10-01 03:00:24

Thanks in part to support from NASA and the National Science Foundation, scientists have produced the first-ever detailed maps of bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica.

gravity field
2014-09-29 02:30:24

Although not designed to map changes in Earth’s gravity over time, ESA’s extraordinary satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature.

rising antartic sea level
2014-09-01 05:17:20

The sea level around the coast of Antarctica is expected to rise faster than the projected global rate, experts from the University of Southampton report in research appearing Sunday in the advanced online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.

antarctica sea level rise
2014-08-15 02:44:47

Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea level rise within this century, a new study shows.

Arctic Melt Ponds
2014-08-05 03:00:50

Even from 65,000 feet above Earth, aquamarine melt ponds in the Arctic stand out against the white sea ice and ice sheets. These ponds form every summer, as snow that built up on the ice melts, creating crystal clear pools.

West Antarctic Ice Sheet
2014-07-12 06:07:29

Much of the climate change-related research published recently has focused on the impact of warming temperatures on the West Antarctic ice sheet – but what is it about this region that causes scientists to be so interested in it?


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