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Warm ocean currents cause ice loss from Antarctica


April 26th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves may help explain recent ice loss from Antarctica, says a new study. A team of scientists used ... Read more...

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Strong currents accelerate Antarctic ice melt


June 27th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Strong ocean currents are eroding the ice beneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, accelerating its melting. According to one estimate, the total collapse of Pine Island ... Read more...

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Warming Antarctic ’caused by rising Pacific temperatures’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have found why continental West Antarctica has steadily warmed for at least 30 years.New University of Washington research showed that it is the rising sea surface temperatures ... Read more...

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190mn-yr-old bird-hipped dino fossils found in Antarctic mountains


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered the fossil remains of fabrosaur, about 190 million years old in the Antarctic mountains.William Hammer of Augustana College found the fossils belonging to ornithischian or ... Read more...

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Is El Nino causing ice to melt at the South Pole?


October 30th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences believe that the climate phenomenon El Nino may be causing ice at the South Pole to melt.The year-by-year change ... Read more...

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Pine Island Glacier behind thinning ice in Antarctica


June 21st, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21(ANI): Scientists have identified Pine Island Glacier (PIG) as a major source for thinning ice in West Antarctica, which has contributed nearly 10 per cent of global sea level rise.Researchers ... Read more...

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Emergence Of Huge Glaciers Give Rise To Fear Of Antarctica Falling Apart


March 8th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mar 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Antarctica is falling apart and certainly it isn't any Ice Age story. The recent reports of emergence of huge icebergs, just about the size of American ... Read more...

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West Antarctic ice sheet may not be losing ice as fast as once believed


October 20th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): New ground measurements made by the West Antarctic GPS Network (WAGN) project has suggested that the rate of ice loss of the West Antarctic ice sheet has been ... Read more...

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Low-level aerial surveys aim to understand rapid Antarctic melting


October 8th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A giant NASA DC-8 aircraft loaded with geophysical instruments and scientists is all set to fly at low level over the coasts of West Antarctica, in order to ... Read more...

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Satellite lasers show rapid thinning of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets


September 24th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Using satellite lasers, scientists have made the most comprehensive picture of the rapidly thinning glaciers along the coastline of both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.Researchers from British ... Read more...

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Antarctica had more room for ice 34 mln yrs ago than previously thought


September 10th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): Scientists, in a new research, have found that about 34 million years ago, Antarctica had more room for ice than previously thought.Scientists from the University of California, Santa ... Read more...

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Scientists propose Antarctic location for ice sheet that went missing 34 mln yrs ago


August 26th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A new research by scientists at UC (University of California) Santa Barbara indicates a possible Antarctic location for ice that seemed to be missing at a key point ... Read more...

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Antarctic glacier thinning four times faster than it was 10 years ago


August 14th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): A new research has determined that one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is thinning four times faster than it was 10 years ago.Professor Duncan Wingham of University ... Read more...

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Sea to rise 5 metres as West Antarctic ice sheet melts


July 7th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) The melting of West Antarctic ice sheet, Antarctica's most vulnerable part, could raise global sea levels by up to five metres. "Polar ice sheets have grown and collapsed ... Read more...

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Global warming could raise sea level by five metres: Scientist


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 2 (DPA) New evidence shows that if global warming melts the West Antarctic ice sheet, sea levels around the world could rise by up to five metres, a New Zealand ... Read more...

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Antarctic ice growing, not shrinking


April 18th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 18 (ANI): New analysis has indicated that contrary to the belief that there is large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, ice is actually expanding in a large portion ... Read more...

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Ancient Antarctic lake frozen in time could provide clues to life on Mars


March 4th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have determined that an unexplored lake, which has been frozen for hundreds for thousands of years beneath Antarctica, could contain unique forms of life that give ... Read more...

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Parts of Antarctica warming up over years


January 23rd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Much of Antarctica has been warming, not getting any colder, as suspected by scientists studying climate change.The study found that warming in West Antarctica exceeded a tenth of ... Read more...

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Antarctica warming, study says


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (DPA) Antarctica is warming, despite the recent scientific consensus that the southernmost continent was not being impacted by global warming, a study published in the journal Nature said Thursday.Scientists ... Read more...

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Antarctica is warming more than previously thought


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): New research has shown that much of Antarctica is warming more than previously thought, and for the past 50 years, it has been getting warmer at a ... Read more...

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Short-term spikes, long-term warming linked to tropical Pacific


August 13th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): A new analysis of ice cores has determined that dramatic year-to-year temperature swings and a century-long warming trend across West Antarctica are linked to conditions in the ... Read more...

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Antarctica was once a warm land


May 13th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
Wellington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists drilling deep into Antarctica have uncovered evidence of a once-warm land, including pollen and algae, buried below the sea floor, which suggests that the frozen continent ... Read more...

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Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half meters by end of 21st century


April 16th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
London, April 16 (ANI): A new scientific analysis has suggested that sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half meters by the end of this century.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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Ancient Antarctic lake could yield vital clues about life on Earth


January 16th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists have begun exploring an ancient lake hidden deep beneath Antarcticas ice sheet, which could yield vital clues to life on earth, climate change and future sea-level rise.The ... Read more...

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Al Gore’s climate film contain’s ‘nine scientific errors’, says UK judge


November 14th, 2007 - 2:02 am ICT by admin
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