News tagged with glacier ice

Swiss glacier finely tuned to climate changes

( -- During the last ice age, the Rhone Glacier was the dominant glacier in the Alps, covering a significant part of Switzerland. Over the next 11,500 years or so, the glacier, which forms the headwaters of the ...

dateJun 06, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Polar ice adding more to rising seas: study

( -- The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating pace, according to a new NASA-funded satellite study. The findings of the study -- the longest to date of changes in polar ice sheet ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateDec 12, 2012 in Environment
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Image: IceBridge flight over Baffin Island

( —IceBridge closed out the fourth week of its Arctic campaign with a flight over the striking landscape of eastern Greenland's Geikie Peninsula and a survey of a Canadian ice cap before taking two days off over ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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