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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.

2009-04-30 13:53:00

EDWARDS, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will 'break the ice' on a pair of new airborne radars that can help monitor climate change when a team of scientists embarks this week on a two-month expedition to the vast, frigid terrain of Greenland and Iceland. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., will depart Dryden Friday, May 1, on a...

2009-04-13 08:13:32

Gaining insights into the nature of sea ice.

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2009-04-09 14:10:56

US and British government researchers announced on Friday that climate change is quickly shrinking one Antarctic ice shelf, while another is disappearing and glaciers are melting faster than climate scientists originally predicted.

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2009-04-03 07:05:00

The Wilkins Ice Shelf is at risk of partly breaking away from the Antarctic Peninsula as the ice bridge that connects it to Charcot and Latady Islands looks set to collapse.

2009-03-30 13:34:43

The U.S.

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2009-03-30 14:26:54

Although the International Polar Year officially came to a close in February, NASA is continuing to push the frontiers of polar science from space, the air and the surface of ice.


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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.