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Antarctic ice loss is accelerating

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http://www.enn.com — New research published this week in the journal Science Express describes how the ice shelves around Antarctica are thinning and therefore allowing more of the ice sheet behind them to flow into the sea. Using nearly two decades of satellite data, the team of international researchers observed an acceleration of ice loss from the continent’s ice shelves, with an increase in loss of 70% in Wes Read More
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Antarctica's Ice Shelves Are Thinning Fast

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http://feedproxy.google.com — In West Antarctica, some ice shelves could melt away within a century. Read More
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Antarctic ice shelves rapidly thinning

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — A new study has revealed that the thickness of Antarctica's floating ice shelves has recently decreased by as much as 18 percent in certain areas over nearly two decades, providing new insights on how the Antarctic ice sheet is responding to climate change. Read More
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Biggest Asteroid Impact Zone Found Under Australia

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Sometime between 300 million and 600 million years ago, a massive space rock split in two before colliding with the planet. Read More
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International study raises questions about cause of global ice ages

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — A new international study casts doubt on the leading theory of what causes ice ages around the world -- changes in the way the Earth orbits the sun. The researchers found that glacier movement in the Southern Hemisphere is influenced primarily by sea surface temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide rather than changes in the Earth's orbit, which are thought to drive the advance and retreat of i Read More
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Arctic sea ice continues to shrink

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http://www.enn.com — Arctic sea ice shrank to the lowest winter extent ever recorded, according to data released today by the US-based National Snow and Ice Data Center. The record-low ice level follows earlier news that 2014 was the warmest year since record keeping began. An unusually warm February in parts of Alaska and Russia contributed to the record ice low. The winter reach of Arctic ice decreased 1.1 million Read More
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Arctic Sea Ice Dwindling Toward Record Winter Low

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Winter is when Arctic sea ice reaches its peak extent, but this year it could set a record seasonal low. Read More
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Blue blood on ice: How an Antarctic octopus survives the cold

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — An Antarctic octopus that lives in ice-cold water uses an unique strategy to transport oxygen in its blood, according to new research. The study suggests that the octopus's specialized blood pigments could help to make it more resilient to climate change than Antarctic fish and other species of octopus. Read More
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