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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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2009-03-17 16:27:25

A robot submarine studying the underbelly of an Antarctic ice shelf has found evidence of rising sea levels, scientists reported on Tuesday.

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2009-03-17 15:36:29

A poll of experts finds that a dramatic climate shift such as the death of the Amazon forest or the disappearance of Greenland’s ice is more than 50 percent likely during the next 200 years under the worst case global warming scenarios.

2009-03-08 00:35:00

British scientists have been given the go-ahead to drill through the Antarctic ice sheet into Lake Ellsworth, which has been sealed off for thousands of years.

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2009-02-24 07:20:00

A group of environment ministers landed on a remote corner of Antarctica on Monday to learn more about how the melting continent may threaten the Earth.


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