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2009-02-16 11:04:04

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2009-01-21 15:35:00

A new study suggests that Antarctica is rising in temperature, despite previous claims it was the only continent not suffering from global warming.

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2009-01-19 15:15:00

A large ice shelf is near collapse in Antarctica, held together only by a small strip of ice as global warming continues to alter the map of the frozen continent.

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2009-01-08 16:25:00

New research indicates that the ocean could rise in the next 100 years to a meter higher than the current sea level – which is three times higher than predictions from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC.

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2008-12-22 08:45:00

The idea of a white Christmas may seem magical for many of us, but spare a thought for a team of scientists forgoing the festive season to take part in a novel campaign being carried out in one of the most inhospitable regions on Earth to support ESA's ice mission CryoSat.

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2008-11-28 12:55:00

Scientists have developed computer models that are useful in predicting how fast icebergs break off Antarctica and Greenland.

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2008-11-17 13:24:34

Scientists say that enormous floods beneath the Antarctic ice sheet can now be linked directly to the speed at which that ice moves towards the ocean.

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2008-11-13 08:40:00

Observations from satellites now allow scientists to monitor changes to water levels in the sea, in rivers and lakes, in ice sheets and even under the ground.

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2008-11-06 09:30:00

A NASA-led research team has used satellite data to make the most precise measurements to date of changes in the mass of mountain glaciers in the Gulf of Alaska, a region expected to be a significant contributor to global sea level rise over the next 50-100 years.

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2008-10-31 08:40:00

Human activities are making both Antarctica and the Arctic less icy because of global warming, scientists said on Thursday.


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