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2009-10-17 06:55:00

A NASA plane, outfitted with lasers and ground-penetrating radar, made it first flight over Antarctica in hopes of better understanding how melting ice could swamp the planet.

2009-10-08 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA begins a series of flights Oct. 15 to study changes to Antarctica's sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets.

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2009-10-08 09:56:12

Low-level aerial surveys aim to understand rapid Antarctic melting.

2009-10-06 14:50:30

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 8, to preview the agency's largest airborne research effort ever to study Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice.

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2009-10-01 12:00:00

The US space agency says it is ready to start a study of the Earth's southern ice-covered regions to identify changes in sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers.

2009-10-01 12:05:20

Palynomorphs from sediment core give proof to sudden warming in mid-Miocene era.

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2009-09-30 06:03:09

At an Oxford University climate conference, experts announced that sea levels across the globe will almost inevitably rise more than 6 feet.

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2009-09-28 14:35:00

Scientists are taking a more in-depth view of how climate change could affect Antarctica’s ice, and how even a small change in temperature could lead to a global rise in sea levels.

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2009-09-24 12:25:25

According to a study that might help predict rising sea levels linked to climate change, scientists are surprised at how fast coastal ice in Antarctica and Greenland is thinning.

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2009-09-23 13:05:06

Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution spent last month trying to determine if warmer oceanic waters were seeping into the regions surrounding Greenland.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.