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Ice loss accelerating in Greenland's coastal glaciers

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Surface meltwater draining through and underneath Greenland's tidewater glaciers is accelerating their loss of ice mass, according to a new study that sheds light on the relationship between meltwater and subglacial discharge. Read More
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Forming fogbows: Study finds limit on evaporation to ice sheets, but that may change

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Although the coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, a significant portion of the interior of that ice sheet has remained stable -- but a new study suggests that stability may not continue. Researchers found that very little of the snow and ice on the vast interior of the ice sheet is lost to the atmosphere through evaporation because of a strong thermal 'lid' t Read More
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Costly, Deadly, Complicated: These 7 Surgeries Take the Biggest Toll 

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Citizen scientists collected rare ice data, confirm warming since industrial revolution

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — In 1442, Shinto priests in Japan began keeping records of the freeze dates of a nearby lake, while in 1693 Finnish merchants started recording breakup dates on a local river. Together they create the oldest inland water ice records in human history and mark the first inklings of climate change, says new research. Read More
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Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A team of researchers has discovered the fate of much of the freshwater that pours into the surrounding oceans as the Greenland ice sheet melts every summer. They were surprised to discover that most of the meltwater found off the west coast of Greenland actually originated from ice on the east coast. Meltwater originating from the west coast of Greenland, on the other hand, is often kept pinned Read More
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The Arctic is facing a decline in sea ice that might equal the negative record of 2012

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Sea ice physicists are anticipating that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean this summer may shrink to the record low of 2012. The scientists made this projection after evaluating current satellite data about the thickness of the ice cover. Read More
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Polar bears are swimming more as sea ice retreats, study indicates

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A study undertaken by scientists to understand swimming behavior in polar bears is showing an increase in this behavior related to changes in the amount and location of summer sea ice. The pattern of long-distance swimming by polar bears in the Beaufort Sea shows the fingerprint of climate change. Swims are occurring more often, in association with sea ice melting faster and moving farther from s Read More
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Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Continental shifting may have acted as a natural mechanism for extreme carbon sequestration. Read More
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Ice streams can be slowed down by gas hydrates

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A sticky spot the size of a small island once slowed down a large ice stream. It was comprised of gas hydrates, according to a new study. Read More
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Summer melt-driven streams on Greenland's ice sheet brought into focus

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Erosion by melt-driven streams during summers on Greenland's ice sheet during shapes landscapes similarly to, but much faster than, rivers do on land, says a geologist. The methods used to study the ice sheet should help scientists better understand melt rates and improve projections about glacial response to climate change. Read More
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Despite being 'the biggest threat facing humanity' climate change and its impacts fail to make headlines, says study

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Even as 60 million people around the world face severe hunger because of El Niño and millions more because of climate change, top European and American media outlets are neglecting to cover the issues as a top news item, says a new research report. Read More
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