News tagged with glacier ice

Earth is getting fatter

Like many of its inhabitants, the Earth is getting thicker around the middle -- that's what a new study out this week says. The increased bulge is due to the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.

dateJul 28, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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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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Study adds new clue to how last ice age ended

As the last ice age was ending, about 13,000 years ago, a final blast of cold hit Europe, and for a thousand years or more, it felt like the ice age had returned. But oddly, despite bitter cold winters in the north, Antarctica ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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