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Otzi the Iceman's maternal lineage extinct: Study

The results showed that the paternal lineage of Otzi was very common in different regions in Europe during the Neolithic age, while his maternal lineage probably existed only in the Alps.

New Zealand helicopter crashes into glacier; seven including pilot dead

New Zealand helicopter crashes into glacier; seven including pilot dead

Six tourists and their pilot were killed when their helicopter crashed into a heavily crevassed glacier in New Zealand during bad weather on Saturday, police said.

Glacier on Tibetan plateau retreating: Report

 Glacier on the Tibetan plateau has been retreating since the 20th century due to rising temperature, and at a faster speed since 1990s, a report on the environmental change in the region said on Wednesday.

This fast-melting glacier can change world's coastlines forever

This fast-melting glacier can change world's coastlines forever

By itself, the Zachariae Isstrom glacier holds enough water to trigger a half-meter rise in ocean levels around the world.

Cricket in snow: Bollywood versus Black Caps

Three former New Zealand cricketers, one Indian actor. A bat, a ball and a glacier for a pitch. Result? Some cricket in the snow at 7,600 feet!

John Kerry warns of refugee crisis due to climate change

 "Seismic changes" in temperatures and sea levels could create waves of refugees forced to abandon traditional homes and fight for food and water, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said as he sought commitment from the international community to address the challenge posed by climate change.

Backward-moving glacier key to glacial earthquakes

Backward-moving glacier key to glacial earthquakes

 When an iceberg breaks off into the ocean, the glacier moves rapidly backward and downward, causing the characteristic glacial earthquakes, says a new research.

New Zealand glacier body identified after 42 years

 A New Zealand hiker's body that lay frozen in a glacier for more than four decades has been formally identified, police said today.

Warm ocean water causing significant melting of Antarctic glacier

Warm ocean water causing significant melting of Antarctic glacier

 A team of researchers have discovered a valley underneath East Antarctica's most rapidly-changing glacier that delivers warm water to the base of the ice that is causing significant melting.

New evidence to rewrite Martian climate history

New evidence to rewrite Martian climate history

Geologists from Brown University have found new evidence that glacier-like ice deposits advanced and retreated multiple times in some regions of Mars in the recent past.

Volcanoes beneath Antarctic ice sheet melting glaciers

Not only climate change, subglacial volcanoes below the West Antarctic ice sheet are also contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier - a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica`s Pine Island Bay, a study suggests.

Antarctic ice sheet collapse has begun, shows research

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.

Greenland`s `fastest glacier` smashes breaking speed record

Researchers have suggested that Jakobshavn Isbrae (Jakobshavn Glacier) is moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at a speed that seems to be the fastest ever recorded.

WWI ammunition found in Italy as glacier melts

The ammunition was found at an altitude of 3,200 metres by a melting glacier on the Ago de Nardis peak in Trentino.

Greenland glaciers not melting as much as speculated

Greenland’s contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century might be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible.

Move under way to save ice breaker Glacier

The ice breaker that helped found McMurdo Station on Antarctica and performed a record-breaking 39 Arctic and Antarctic deployments.

Earth losing roughly 150 bn tons of ice annually

Greenland, Antarctica and global glaciers and ice caps lost roughly 8 times the volume of Lake Erie from 2003-2010.

Strong currents accelerate Antarctic ice melt

The glacier is currently sliding into the sea at a clip of four km a year.

Glaciers account for half of rising sea levels

Alaska glaciers have been losing mass more rapidly since the mid-1990s.

Argentine glacier recedes due to global warming

The Ameghino glacier in Argentina has receded 4 km over the past 80 years due to global warming.