News tagged with ancient glaciers

Study finds earlier peak for Spain's glaciers

The last glacial maximum was a time when Earth's far northern and far southern latitudes were largely covered in ice sheets and sea levels were low. Over much of the planet, glaciers were at their greatest ...

Aug 26, 2013
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Melting polar ice could release old viruses

In 1999, Russian scientists famously dug a long-dead frozen woolly mammoth out of the Siberian permafrost. Other things lurking in the frozen earth may be more alive - and more dangerous. Scientists warn that global warming ...

Dec 12, 2012
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Under Andean ice, a golden prize

An ambitious gold mining project in northern Chile, high up in the Andes close to ancient glaciers, is finally getting underway amid the economic downturn despite fears from environmentalists.

May 13, 2009
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