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Arctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever


August 28th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Sea ice covering the Arctic has shrunk to its smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began, ... Read more...

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Satellite records Antarctica ice shelf’s retreat


April 8th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 8 (IANS) The European Space Agency's Envisat satellite continues to record the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica's ice shelves due to atmospheric warming. Envisat mapped a loss ... Read more...

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Space dust changing weather conditions?


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Cosmic dust that fills space could be playing a part in climate change, scientists say. A study is now trying to ascertain how much of this ... Read more...

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Arctic Sea could become iceless by century-end


October 12th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) The Arctic Sea could become iceless by the century-end, according to a chilling scenario forecast by the world's leading scientific institutes. Researchers from CNRS, Universite Joseph ... 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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2010 tied for warmest year on record


January 13th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study by researchers at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York has revealed that the global surface temperatures in 2010 tied with 2005 ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint alarming increase in flow of fresh water into oceans


October 5th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that freshwater is flowing into Earth's oceans in greater amounts every year, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms linked to ... Read more...

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First satellite measurement of Amazon floodplain water volume


August 7th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Scientists have been able to collect satellite measurements of the amount of water that rises and falls annually in the Amazon River floodplain.The amount - 285 billion metric ... Read more...

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Melting icebergs causing sea level rise


April 29th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that ice floating in the polar oceans is melting, causing sea levels to rise. The research is the first assessment of how quickly floating ice ... Read more...

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Earth’s ‘missing’ heat impacting climate change


April 16th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Current observational tools like satellite sensors and ocean floats are inadequate to track roughly half of the heat believed to have built up on the earth in recent ... Read more...

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Solar winds blow away Martian atmosphere


March 9th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that pressure from solar wind pulses blows away the atmosphere of Mars.The study was carried out by N. J. T. Edberg from the ... Read more...

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Satellite observations to help assess future earthquake risk in Haiti


February 10th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Miami are using international satellite observations to understand the risk of aftershocks in the quake stuck country of Haiti and even the possibility ... Read more...

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1000 glaciers in Kashmir to be monitored


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 2 (ANI): The intense public debate on how rapidly the Himalayan glaciers are retreating highlights the necessity for the constant monitoring of glaciers worldwide by satellites, with a ESA (European ... Read more...

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Major Antarctic glacier ‘passes critical tipping point’


January 14th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): A new modelling study by researchers at University of Oxford has revealed that a major Antarctic glacier has passed its tipping point.Richard Katz of the University of ... Read more...

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Soon, climate change ‘early warning system’


December 4th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): An international team of scientists has developed a new method of measuring the absorption of CO2 by the oceans, which could lead to a climate change 'early warning ... Read more...

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Seismic noise tracks down missing hurricanes


October 21st, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Scientists are taking the help of the planet's seismic noise record to find the missing hurricanes that were not reported in recent history."Looking for something like hurricane records ... Read more...

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Air pollutants from abroad can travel thousands of miles to harm atmosphere


September 30th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): A new study has determined that plumes of harmful air pollutants can be transported across oceans and continents and have a negative impact on air quality far from ... Read more...

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Seasonal winds might drive current variability in the northern Indian Ocean


August 9th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): A new research has determined that seasonal winds might drive current variability in the northern Indian Ocean.The research was carried out by J. Vialard and his team from ... Read more...

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Fire an integral part of global climate change, say scientists


April 24th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that fire must be accounted for as an integral part of global climate change.The study identifies significant contributions of fire to ... Read more...

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Online poll for NASA’s greatest hits begins


April 15th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): NASA is inviting the public to vote online for the most important contribution the space agency has made to exploring Earth and improving the way we live on ... Read more...

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Arctic literally on thin ice, points out new evidence


April 7th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): New evidence from NASA and satellite observations has shown that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover in the Arctic is continuing, with the ice cap thinning ... Read more...

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Cause of glacial earthquakes in Greenland attributed to major ice calving events


January 4th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have clarified that glacial earthquakes in Greenland are caused by major ice calving events, not glacier lurching.Satellite observations during the past decade have shown dramatic changes ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice reaches second lowest level on record


August 28th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (RIA Novosti) Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its second lowest level since the start of satellite observations of the territory, and could melt further to exceed the 2007 ... Read more...

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NASA study predicts aerosol effect on cloud more precisely


August 15th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) NASA researches have discovered how aerosols from human activity, like particles from burning vegetation, influence the cloud cover and ultimately affect the climate. "We connected the dots ... Read more...

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Warmer climates lead to more powerful rainstorms


August 8th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study has indicated that warmer climates caused by global warming leads to more powerful rainstorms.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Miami ... Read more...

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Arctic ice more vulnerable to summer sunshine


April 22nd, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Colorado State University (CSU), US, has shown that the shrinking expanse of Arctic ... Read more...

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Greenlands natural plumbing system accelerates ice sheet movement


April 18th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the Greenland ice sheet has a plumbing system, where meltwater can penetrate thick, cold ice and accelerate some of the large-scale summer movements ... Read more...

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Older Arctic sea ice is declining rapidly


March 19th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Using the latest satellite observations, NASA researchers and others have reported that the Arctic is still at risk when it comes to the condition of the older ... Read more...

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Dust storms from Africa cools down temperature of Atlantic Ocean


February 17th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has indicated that strong winds from Western Africa carry dust particles into the skies over the Atlantic Ocean, directly cools down the ocean temperature, leading ... Read more...

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Greenland faces extreme ice melt due to record warm summers


January 16th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 16 (ANI): A new research by an international team of scientists has suggested that Greenland is experiencing the most extreme ice melting in 50 years due to recent warm summers.The ... Read more...

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