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World’s oldest meteor impact crater discovered


July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The world's oldest meteorite crater - a giant impact zone more than 100 km wide - has been found in Greenland, scientists say.Researchers think it was ... Read more...

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Greenland ice most vulnerable to global warming


March 12th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 12 (IANS) The Greenland ice sheet seems to be the most vulnerable to global warming at this stage than previously estimated.The temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet ... Read more...

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Hot season triggers 100 bn tonnes Greenland ice loss


December 11th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) According to a latest finding, an unusually hot melting season in 2010 triggered ice loss of 100 billion tonsin southern Greenland.Large portions of the island's bedrock ... Read more...

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Alarm bells over Greenland ice melt


October 26th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don?t hit record highs, say scientists. A new analysis by Marco Tedesco, assistant professor in earth ... Read more...

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Climate played big role in Vikings’ disappearance


May 31st, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A sudden, short spell of cold weather known as The Little Ice Age gripped Greenland in the beginning of the 1400s, wiping out its Norse population.Now, ... Read more...

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Scientists estimate sea level rise by studying past carbon dioxide levels


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of scientists have found how an estimate of the sea level rise can be made by looking at atmospheric carbon dioxide levels 3 million years ago.The ... Read more...

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Scientists develop tool to predict tsunamis, landslides


April 18th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 18 (IANS) Natural disasters strike when they are least expected, causing untold devastation and disruption of life, besides laying waste huge swathes of land. Now, meteorologists have developed ... Read more...

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Believe it or not - glaciers are growing!


January 28th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) There is some good news regarding climate change - glaciers are actually growing! The reason being that hotter summers may actually slow down the flow of glaciers, ... Read more...

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Greenland ice sheet is safer than scientists previously believed


January 27th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that hotter summers may not be as catastrophic for the Greenland ice sheet as previously feared and may actually slow down the flow of glaciers.Their ... Read more...

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Greenland ice sheet melted at record rates in 2010


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study shows that Greenland Ice Sheet set new records for melting in 2010 - the 'exceptional' season stretched up to 50 days longer than average."This past ... Read more...

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Short-term weather extremes, not warming, driving Greenland ice sheet flow: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 09 (ANI): A University of British Columbia study has revealed that sudden changes in the volume of melt water contribute more to the acceleration - and eventual loss - of ... Read more...

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Warning of rising seas alarmist and wrong


December 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Predictions that global warming could cause sea levels to rise by six feet in the next century are alarmist and wrong.The forecast made by the influential 2007 Intergovernmental ... Read more...

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Water flowing through ice sheets speeds up warming


November 4th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study has suggested that water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating ... Read more...

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Ice chunk ‘4 times Manhattan’s size’ breaks away from Greenland glacier


August 7th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A researcher from University of Delaware has reported that a huge chunk of ice, 4 times that of Manhattan's size, has broken away from a Greenland glacier.Andreas Muenchow, ... Read more...

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Greenland ice cap melt accelerating: Experts


August 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.1 (ANI): A British research team studying the Greenland ice sheet has discovered evidence of a rapidly accelerating rate of melt.Sky News quoted Dr. Alun Hubbard, who is leading a team ... Read more...

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Chunk of Greenland glacier breaks up overnight


July 13th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) A seven square kilometre section of a Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier broke up July 6 and 7. The chunk of lost ice is roughly one-eighth the size of ... Read more...

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“Cryo-egg” to predict changes in sea levels


December 12th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 12 (ANI): Scientists at Bristol University are working on creating a hi-tech device called the "Cryo-egg" that will help predict changes in sea levels.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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Global warming leads to sea level rising along Atlantic coast: Study


December 11th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Philadelphia (US), Dec.11 (ANI): An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise along the Atlantic Coast of the United States was two millimeters ... Read more...

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North Carolina sea levels rising 3 times faster than in previous 500 years


October 29th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): An international team of environmental scientists has shown that sea-level rise in North Carolina in the US is three times higher than the rate of sea-level rise during ... Read more...

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Radar map of buried Mars layers matches planet’s climate cycles


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): New, three-dimensional imaging of Martian north-polar ice layers by a radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter matches with theoretical models of Martian climate swings during the past ... Read more...

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Scientists map melting history of Greenland’s ice sheet


September 17th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have mapped the history of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet.Numerous drillings have been made through ... Read more...

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Retrieved ancient ice cores to help scientists assess risks of abrupt future climate change


August 27th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): A new international research effort on the Greenland ice sheet set a record for single-season deep ice-core drilling this summer, recovering more than a mile of ice core ... Read more...

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120,000 yr old frozen microbe in Greenland may hold clues to alien life


June 15th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has found a tiny frozen microbe trapped more than three kilometres under glacial ice in Greenland for over 120,000 years, which may hold clues ... Read more...

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Greenland ice sheet to blame for 25 percent of global sea rise in past 13 yrs


June 13th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has determined that the Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than expected, and is consequently responsible for nearly 25 percent of global sea rise in ... Read more...

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Melting ice could lead to massive waves of climate refugees


June 4th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): If the Greenland ice sheet were to melt, it would raise sea level 7 meters, leading to massive waves of climate refugees.According to a report in Environmental News ... Read more...

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Sea-level rise may pose greatest threat to Northeast US and Canada this century


May 28th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet this century may drive more water than previously thought toward the already threatened coastlines of ... Read more...

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Wetlands likely source of methane from warming event 11,600 years ago


April 24th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new research by an international team of scientists has determined that an expansion of wetlands and not a large-scale melting of frozen methane deposits is the likely ... Read more...

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Drilling Greenland ice may reveal how global warming will change world in 100 years


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 23 (ANI): A team of scientists is planning to dig up ice dating back more than 100,000 years in Greenland, to shed light on how global warming will change ... Read more...

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Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet melting, rate unknown


February 17th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A scientist has determined that the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets are melting, but the amounts that will melt and the time it will take are still ... Read more...

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Temp rise in Arctic far greater than other places in Northern Hemisphere


January 17th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that temperature change in the Arctic is happening at a greater rate than other places in the Northern Hemisphere.As a ... Read more...

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Bye, bye Arctic ice - a case of too little too late


December 9th, 2008 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 9 (IANS) The world is struggling to keep global warming to two degrees celsius as governments cannot agree on the steps. Even if they agree, it will be too ... Read more...

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Satellites reveal sea level has risen by 3.3 mm a year since 1993


November 14th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Monitoring changes to water levels in the sea, in rivers and lakes, in ice sheets and even under the ground, with the help of observations from satellites, ... Read more...

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Small glaciers account for most of Greenlands recent loss of ice


September 16th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): A new study has shown that rather than large glaciers, it is the small ones that account for most of Greenlands recent loss of ice.The study shows ... Read more...

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Global warming could cause oceans to rise three times faster than previously predicted


September 4th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): New estimates have indicated that the melting Greenland ice, spurred by global warming, could cause oceans to rise three times faster than previously predicted, by more than ... Read more...

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Ice Age lesson foretells faster rise in sea level


September 1st, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) A rise in sea level from greenhouse-induced warming of the Greenland ice sheet could be double or triple of current estimates over the next century, warned a team ... Read more...

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