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2009-09-16 07:19:27

The ice sheets that sculpted the landscape of northern Britain moved in unexpected ways and left distinctive egg-shaped features according to new research.

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2009-09-15 06:40:00

Researchers have confirmed for the first time a link between declining levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and the formation of Antarctic ice caps some 34 million years ago.

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2009-09-11 14:50:00

Scientists are trying to determine what occurred in Greenland’s history to cause its glaciers to rapidly melt, and what implications it might have for the earth’s future in light of looming global warming.

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2009-09-03 05:45:00

Greenland's glaciers are dumping ice into the Atlantic Ocean at an alarming rate, according to a statement by the environmental group Greenpeace on Wednesday.

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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.

2009-07-27 09:26:55

Fossil coral data and temperature records derived from ice-core measurements have been used to place better constraints on future sea level rise, and to test sea level projections.

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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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2009-05-28 06:25:00

Scientists say that a number of the United States' most populous east coast cities — including New York and Boston — could see higher than expected rises in sea levels if Greenland’s glacial-melt continues at its current rate.

2009-05-27 11:24:17

Scientists say the ongoing melting of the Greenland ice sheet might drive more water than previously thought toward the U.S.

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2009-05-15 11:20:00

Scientists have reevaluated the repercussions that the Earth would suffer if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to completely melt.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.