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Experts Drill Deep into Arctic Ice for Climate Change Clues

September 7, 2011
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Researchers are deploying 3D laser scanners on an Arctic ice floes to augment satellite data being gathered dozens of miles overhead. The project aims to accurately measure the thickness of arctic ice to better understand the impact of global warming.

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AP (May 26, 2012) — Shell hopes to use the Arctic drill ship Kulluk which has a 160-foot derrick, to send down drill bits and pipe to tap vast oil reserves below the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast.
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Is Global Warming Gone for Good?

Is Global Warming Gone for Good?

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 15, 2013) — Some climate researchers now say that the earth's atmosphere hasn't heated up significantly during the past 15 years. This has sparked a debate about whether climate change has come to a halt. Tomorrow Today decided to investigate and visited climate researchers at the University of Hamburg. They're looking at the role of the oceans in climate change, and say sea levels continue to rise each year.
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Japan Deep Sea Drilling Boat Seeks Origin of Earthquakes

Japan Deep Sea Drilling Boat Seeks Origin of Earthquakes

AFP (Sep. 13, 2013) — A Japan-led team of seismologists sets off on a mission on a Japanese deep-sea drilling vessel Chikyu to drill deep beneath the seabed in the search for the origin of earthquakes.
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Billion Dollar Drilling Project Aims for Earth's Mantle

Billion Dollar Drilling Project Aims for Earth's Mantle

Reuters (Jan. 8, 2013) — A Japanese-led project aims to drill to the Earth's mantle, a 3000 kilometer-thick layer of slowly deforming rock between the crust and the core. In its early stages, the $US1 billion mission would deploy a drill just 30 centimeters wide to bore into the Earth's crust to bring back the first ever samples of fresh mantle rock.
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