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Greenland's ice sheet from 40,000 feet

The Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team is flying NASA's G-III aircraft at about 40,000 feet. On a clear day, this altitude also provides a stunning perspective of one of the world's two great ice sheets (the ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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US seeks end to Yellowstone grizzly protections

The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for the first time ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Ecology
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Image: The ice fields of Patagonia

This image taken Jan. 14, 2015, acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, shows the glaciers of Sierra de Sangra, an icy stratovolcano spanning the border of Chile and Argentina. Snow and ice are blue in ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Glaciers on Svalbard behave differently

Many glaciers on Svalbard behave very differently from other glaciers worldwide. They advance massively for some years and then quickly retreat – and then remain quiescent for fifty to a hundred years – before they once ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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