News tagged with melting

Study warns of mercury in Arctic

Global mercury emissions could grow by 25 percent by 2020 if no action is taken to control them, posing a threat to polar bears, whales and seals and the Arctic communities who hunt those animals for food, an authoritative ...

dateMay 05, 2011 in Environment
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China's shrinking lakes

China's thriving economy, already large, has been growing at a rate faster than that observed in most developed countries. But there has been a price for this growth. The air in China's largest cities is among the worst in ...

dateMar 10, 2011 in Environment
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Greenland rapidly rising as ice melt continues

Greenland is situated in the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast of Canada. It has stunning fjords on its rocky coast formed by moving glaciers, and a dense icecap up to 2 km thick that covers much of the island--pressing down ...

dateMay 18, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Studies agree on a 1 meter rise in sea levels

New research from several international research groups, including the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen provides independent consensus that IPCC predictions of less than a half a meter rise in sea levels ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Room Temperature Liquid Porphyrins

(PhysOrg.com) -- Porphyrins have received a great deal of attention in the scientific community owing to their useful application in a wide variety of areas, such as the treatment of cancer and systems that mimic photosynthesis. ...

dateMar 23, 2010 in Materials Science
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