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Antarctic Icemelt

Looking for Hope in the Ruins as CCAMLR Talks Fizzle

John Hocevar | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
John Hocevar

This is a bad day for all of us who love the ocean. Above all, it is a bad day for the penguins, seals, killer whales, and other species that live in Antarctic waters. The problem is bigger than Antarctica, though.

Antarctica Once Home To Rainforest

Posted 08.03.2012 | Green

Scientists drilling off the coast of Antarctica made a startling discovery recently that could hold clues to the Earth's future -- especially if clima...

Scientists Within 40 Feet Of Antarctic Lake Buried Under Millions Of Years Of Ice

Posted 02.02.2012 | Green

Deep beneath miles of Antarctic ice lies a large freshwater lake that will soon be exposed for the first time in millions of years. Lake Vostok, wh...

Antarctica Falling Apart? Scientists Assess Iceberg News

LiveScience | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Recent news of mammoth icebergs the size of small U.S. states breaking off Antarctica may sound dire. But those events mostly represent business as us...

More Huge Ice Chunks Break Away From Antarctica

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BERLIN — Massive ice chunks are crumbling away from a shelf in the western Antarctic Peninsula, researchers said Wednesday, warning that 1,300 s...

Al Gore, Scientists Address Accelerated Icemelt At Poles (VIDEO)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Former Vice President Al Gore, foreign ministers and climate change scientists met this week in the town of Tromsø, Norway to discuss the impac...

"Glacial Pace" Not As Slow As Hoped, Sea Levels To Rise

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GENEVA — Glaciers in Antarctica are melting faster and across a much wider area than previously thought, a development that threatens to raise s...

Icemelt Could Shift Earth's Rotation, Moving Water Northward

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Long-term sea level increases that could have a devastating effect on southern Florida and highly populated coastal areas may be ev...

At Current Icemelt Pace, Emperor Penguins Extinct Within 100 Years

Popular Science | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

No more happy feet for Emperor Penguins. According to a new study, if Antarctic ice continues to shrink at its current pace, Emperor Penguins will fac...

Wilkins Ice Shelf Set To Collapse Due To Global Warming

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Reuters reports that a major Antarctic ice shelf, the Wilkins Ice Shelf, will collapse soon due to global warming: WILKINS ICE SHELF, Antarctica (Reu...