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2010-08-08 22:33:37

A University of Delaware researcher reports that an 'ice island' four times the size of Manhattan has calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier.

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2010-07-28 07:19:48

Antarctica may not be the world's largest landmass -- it's the fifth-largest continent -- but resting on top of that land is the world's largest ice sheet.

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2010-07-12 09:46:04

NASA-funded researchers monitoring Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier report that a 7 square kilometer section of the glacier broke up on July 6 and 7.

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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.

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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.

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2010-05-18 13:25:00

Scientists from the University of Miami are surprised at how rapidly the ice is melting in Greenland and how quickly the land is rising in response.

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2010-04-28 13:36:49

Scientists have discovered that changes in the amount of ice floating in the polar oceans are causing sea levels to rise.

2010-03-18 13:48:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its second year of study when NASA aircraft arrive in Greenland March 22.

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2010-03-18 14:21:04

NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its second year of study when NASA aircraft arrive in Greenland March 22.

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2010-03-02 11:17:07

The melting of glaciers is well documented, but when looking at the rate at which they have been retreating, a team of international researchers steps back and says not so fast.


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