News tagged with massive glaciers

The time to prepare for climate change is now

Though the massive glaciers of the greater Himalayan region are retreating slowly, development agencies can take steps now to help the region's communities prepare for the many ways glacier melt is expected ...

dateNov 16, 2010 in Environment
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As the World Churns

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Terra firma." It's Latin for "solid Earth." Most of the time, at least from our perspective here on the ground, Earth seems to be just that: solid. Yet the Earth beneath our feet is actually ...

dateDec 28, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Life's Ancient Island in the Ice

During the last ice age, massive glaciers covered much of our planet. However, a region of Alaska, Siberia and the Canadian Yukon remained ice-free. This region, known as Beringia, supported unique organisms ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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