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Antarctic started losing ice sheets about 5,000 years earlier than thought: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:56

A new study has revealed that Antarctic started losing ice sheets about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Antarctic ice sheet collapse has begun, shows research

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 16:19

In an alarming find, scientists have discovered that the collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet - that holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet - has already begun.

West Antarctic ice sheet collapse `unstoppable`: NASA

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 02:31

Ice is melting in the western Antarctic at an "unstoppable" pace, scientists said Monday, warning that the discovery holds major consequences for global sea level rise in the coming decades.

Rapid thinning of Pine Island Glacier may continue for decades to come

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 13:30

A new study has suggested that the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, Pine Island Glacier (PIG), a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue thinning for decades to come.

Ancient Antarctic ice may reveal Earth`s past climate conditions

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 15:17

Scientists have identified regions in Antarctica that they claim stores data about Earth`s climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back as 1.5 million years.

Vast channels beneath Antarctic ice discovered

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 12:31

Scientists have discovered 250 meter ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica.

First estuary under Antarctic ice discovered

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 14:31

For the first time, scientists have discovered that Antarctica`s massive ice sheet is hiding an estuary, where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean.

Antarctic ice core reveals how last ice age ended

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 13:00

Analysis of an Antarctic ice core has revealed that warming in the frozen continent began about 22,000 years ago, a few thousand years earlier than suggested by earlier records.

Warm ocean water melting Antarctic ice from below

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:45

A new study has found that ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent`s ice shelf mass loss.

Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster: Study

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 09:26

Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, a new study showed Monday.

Microbial life found in buried Antarctic lake

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 15:54

Scientists claim to have discovered a new type of bacterial life in waters from a mysterious buried Antarctic lake.

Traces of life on Martian surface may have been bleached away

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 13:54

A Martian meteorite found in Antarctic ice suggests that the surface of the Red Planet is riddled with chemicals related to those used in household bleach