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3 Islands Disappeared In 2018 And More Islands Could Go Under In The Near Future

The rising sea level caused by climate change already claimed three small and uninhabited islands. If global greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, larger islands that are home to millions of people would also disappear.

Earth/Environment June 10, 2019

Global Sea Levels May Rise At A Much Faster Rate Than Previously Thought, Study Says

Climate experts are preparing for a possible increase in global sea levels that could exceed initial estimations. Water levels in the world's seas could rise by as much as 6.6 feet by 2100 if carbon emissions are not checked.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2019

Antarctica Is Shedding Its Ice Six Times Faster Than In The '80s

Antarctica is losing its ice at a much faster pace than 40 years ago, a study showed. it was found that East Antarctica, which was considered stable, has been shedding off 51 gigatons of ice a year.

Earth/Environment January 14, 2019

Largest Iceberg Ever Recorded In Antarctica Is Dying

A NASA photo revealed that an iceberg in Antarctica is nearing its final voyage after drifting apart for 18 years now. The iceberg was one among the four major fragments of the largest iceberg ever recorded in Antarctica.

Earth/Environment June 8, 2018

This Is How The Ice Sheets Of Antarctica Formed Very Rapidly About 34 Million Years Ago

Scientists have linked two older theories to explain how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed very rapidly. The first theory focuses on climate change, while the second theory focuses on dramatic changes in ocean circulation patterns.

Earth/Environment February 6, 2017

Passive Climate Change Action May Drive Polar Bears To Extinction

Passive climate change action may cause the extinction of polar bears. Although a "recovery" plan was presented, it was focused on short-term survival that still does not address the long-term fate of the species.

Animals January 11, 2017

Lake Buried In Ice Indicates Impact Of Climate Change On East Antarctica

A lake of freshwater was found underneath the Roi Baudouin ice shelf in East Antarctica showing that climate change has impacted the region. What are the dangers posed by englacial lakes?

Earth/Environment December 13, 2016

Melting Greenland Ice Sheet May Release Toxic Waste From Cold War-Era Military Base

U.S. and Denmark thought the abandoned Camp Century military base will be buried deep by continual snowfall. Global warming and the melting Greenland ice sheet though may reintroduce the radioactive waste to the environment by end of the century.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2016

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Limited - But For How Long?

Ice sheets in Greenland, which sit far from the coasts, are experiencing little to no loss of ice despite global warming. What is protecting this frigid landscape?

Earth/Environment April 30, 2016

Massive Lake Discovered Beneath Antarctic Ice May Be Teeming With Life

Three different papers recently revealed findings on Lake Whillans, one of the subglacial lakes detected beneath Antarctic ice. Could these bodies of water that had been largely isolated and untouched by sunlight actually bustle with life?

Earth/Environment April 29, 2016

New Data Hint Of Large Lake Beneath Antarctic Ice: Why Subglacial Lakes Excite Scientists

A massive lake may be hiding under Antarctic ice sheets and potentially harboring unique, ancient life forms undisturbed for millions of years. Subglacial lakes in Antarctica continue to thrill scientists, who seek to better understand the largely unexplored region.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2016

Greenland Experiences Unexpected Early Ice Melt Due To Geothermal Heat

Greenland ice sheets are unexpectedly melting early. A new study found that geothermal heat that dates back to millions of years ago may play a crucial role in this event.

Earth/Environment April 15, 2016

Melting Ice Sheets, Changes In Water On Land Changing Earth's Rotation

Melting ice sheets and water changes on Earth is changing the Earth's rotation, a new study has found. The North and South Poles are also said to make shifts, raising concerns about the geophysical effects of climate change to the planet.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2016

New Study Points To Warm And Moist Air For Exceptional Melt Rates Of Greenland Ice Sheet

Predominantly, the sun's energy is responsible for the ice melts that occur in Greenland. However, a new study reveals that warm and moist air could also cause the melting of Greenland's ice sheet.

Animals April 5, 2016

World's Largest Canyon Hides Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

Latest satellite data analysis indicates that a canyon and lake system may be hiding beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. The massive undiscovered gem – now being confirmed by an airborne survey – is believed to be bigger than the Grand Canyon.

Animals January 14, 2016

Ice Gravity And Earth Structure Variations Could Affect Melting Of Antarctic Ice: Study

Researchers found that the melting rate of the Antarctic ice sheet may be influenced by gravity and variations in Earth's structure. The geophysical factors slow down melting and thus delay the retreat of Antarctic ice.

Animals November 10, 2015

Climate Change Guru's Warning Of 10-Foot Sea Level Rise: Realistic Or Too Much?

Climate specialists performed simulations of paleoclimate and present climate conditions and came up with the theory that sea levels may rise by up to 10 feet.

Animals July 27, 2015

Mystery Of Disappearing Lakes In Greenland Solved

Greenland has disappearing lakes. Now, the mystery of what triggers these vanishing acts is solved.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2015

Scientists Alarmed By Sudden Onset Of Ice Loss In Antarctica

Rapid ice loss in Antarctica is causing concern among climatologists about an area once thought to be among the most stable on the continent. The damage is so great, it is changing the gravitational field of the Earth.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2015

Gulf Stream Slowing Down Faster Than Ever: Blame It On Climate Change

Melting ice is slowing and weakening the Gulf Stream with an influx of lighter-weight fresh water, researchers say. The result could be changes in weather and higher sea levels, they warn.

Animals March 24, 2015

Melting Antarctica: Study Reveals More Bad News

Global warming may present an even greater danger to Antarctica than previously believed, according to a series of news studies.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2015

Sea Level Rising Faster Than We Thought: Sound the Alarm

The rate at which global sea level rises had been overestimated from the end of the 20th century until the 1990s. Now, the acceleration is significantly faster than previously believed.

Earth/Environment January 16, 2015

Dwindling Antarctic ice messing with Earth's gravity: Blame climate change

Massive loss of ice sheets in Antarctica because of the warming climate has caused changes in the Earth's gravitational force over the region.

Animals October 5, 2014

Polar vortex linked to global warming: Study

Climate change could be driving the polar vortex, bringing frigid winter temperatures to North America and Europe.

Earth/Environment September 3, 2014

New satellite images show rapid decline of ice sheets in Greenland, Antarctica

Researchers from Germany found that ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are rapidly declining, a phenomenon that according to an ESA scientist gives perspective of the effects of climate change.

Animals August 22, 2014

Antarctic winds linked to sharp increase in global sea level

Global sea levels could rise faster than predicted, due to an increase in the force of westerly winds around Antarctica.

Earth/Environment July 8, 2014

Underwater volcanoes, not climate change, reason behind melting of West Antarctic Ice Sheet

A tearing apart of the ground under the Antarctic ice sheet is adding to significant dangers for one of the world's most sensitive regions. Warm water circulating under the ice sheet is contributing to its slide toward the sea.

Earth/Environment June 10, 2014

Three-million-year-old landscape found intact deep below Greenland ice sheet

Deep beneath the ice sheet of Greenland lies a tundra, once alive with forests. What can the ice sheet tell us about global climate change?

Animals April 19, 2014

Greenland ice cores speak volumes about climate change problems

Ice cores taken from Greenland show clear evidence of acid rain from decades ago. But what changes can be found in the frozen sample?

Earth/Environment April 14, 2014

Oops we got it wrong: Stable Greenland ice sheets are melting faster than scientists thought

Scientists have released a new study showing that Greenland's ice sheets are now melting faster than previous data suggested. The new findings indicate that the ice sheets are not as stable as previously thought.

Earth/Environment March 17, 2014

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