Two climate studies, each using satellite technology in different ways, have provided new insight into how fast ice is melting on Earth due to global warming. While climatologists have long known that rate of ice melt into our oceans has increased since records began more than a century ago, the new research shows just how much is being lost.
AP (Nov. 23, 2014) First came the big storm. Now comes the big melt for residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo. New York's governor says officials are preparing for the worst as the temperature is expected to ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 20, 2014) Huge pieces of ice block the Raisin River near Detroit as snow and ice melt, flooding city streets. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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FORA.tv (Aug. 19, 2013) Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa
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Our planet gets up to no end of apocalyptic-like tricks over time---periods when it is nearly all ice, all melting ice, all ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 16, 2014) Scientists say sea levels may rise faster than previously thought as they gain new insights about the rate at which the Greenland Ice Sheet melts into the sea. In two new studies, researchers found ... watch video
CBC (Sep. 29, 2011) Researchers say ice shelves in the Canadian Arctic are breaking up and changing at an unexpectedly fast rate, Studies have revealed that three billion tons of ice disappeared in the region this past ... watch video
Washington Post (Mar. 30, 2016) If carbon emissions continue unabated, expanding oceans and massive ice melt would threaten global coastal communities, according to new projections.
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Reuters (Sep. 24, 2012) A three-way race to find life in sub-glacial lakes deep beneath Antarctica is heating up. After a similar Russian expedition earlier this year, a British-based team of scientists is preparing to ... watch video
July 29, 2016 The amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area, warn ... read more
July 28, 2016 Plastic "continents" are not static. Based on the oceanic circulation modelling work conducted in the Pacific, researchers have recently shown that there are exit currents ... read more
July 28, 2016 Deep down below us is a tug of war moving at less than the speed of growing fingernails. Keeping your balance is not a concern, but how the movement happens has been debated ... read more
July 28, 2016 It stands to reason in a healthy environment that prey should always vastly outnumber the predators that eat them. But researchers have found that sometimes, even in the most ... read more
Apr. 1, 2016 The energy associated with air temperature and moisture content, rather than radiant energy from the sun, was responsible for more melt during the 2012 exceptional melt episodes on the Greenland Ice ... read more
Apr. 14, 2013 A new 1,000-year Antarctic Peninsula climate reconstruction shows that summer ice melting has intensified almost 10-fold, and mostly since the mid-20th century. Summer ice melt affects the stability ... read more