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Heaven on Earth melting away

On a November evening, with the spring sun in northern Antarctica slowly setting about 11 p.m., the view from the top of the Marr Ice Piedmont - a glacier nearly 40 miles long by 20 miles wide - was all ice and sky. ...

dateDec 03, 2010 in Environment
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Is the ice at the South Pole melting?

The change in the ice mass covering Antarctica is a critical factor in global climate events. Scientists at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have now found that the year by year mass variations in the western ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Antarctica Traced from Space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Antarctica may not be the world's largest landmass -- it's the fifth-largest continent -- but resting on top of that land is the world's largest ice sheet. That ice holds more than 60 percent ...

dateJul 23, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Seal bulls in the service of science

"Gustavo" is an imposing bull always in search of the best feeding grounds. The elephant seal weighing 3 tons and measuring 4 metres in length belongs to a group of 14 animals that serve researchers of the ...

dateJun 02, 2010 in Environment
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Icebergs break away from Antarctic iceshelf

(PhysOrg.com) -- Satellite images show that icebergs have begun to calve from the northern front of the Wilkins Ice Shelf - indicating that the huge shelf has become unstable. This follows the collapse three ...

dateApr 28, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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