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Greenland ice sheet collapse linked to sea level rise 400,000 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:44

Researchers suggests that a warming period more than 400,000 years ago pushed the Greenland ice sheet past its stability threshold; resulting in a nearly complete deglaciation of southern Greenland and raising global sea levels some 4-6 meters.

Refreezing of deep ice sheets creates mysterious blocks in Greenland: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:20

A new research has discovered a mysterious blocks of ice as tall as city skyscrapers and as wide as the island of Manhattan at the very bottom of the ice sheet in Greenland.

Foreign holiday preferred choice for Indians this summer: Survey

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 20:15

Travelling to international destinations for a holiday is the flavour this summer amongst Indians, according to a new trend report.

Greenland glacial melt could be more dangerous than previously believed

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:14

Researchers have said that Greenland`s icy reaches are far more vulnerable to warm ocean waters from climate change than had been thought.

Global warming `not fully responsible for Greenland melting`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 11:33

Researchers have estimated that up to half of the recent warming in Greenland and surrounding areas may be due to climate variations that originate in the tropical Pacific and are not connected with the overall warming of the planet.

Ancient tundra landscape discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:21

Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice.

Vikings used medieval compass for navigation even after sunset

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 16:18

New interpretations of a medieval compass suggest that the Vikings may have skillfully used the sun to operate the compass even when the sun had set below the horizon.

Regional warming triggers sustained mass loss in Northeast Greenland ice sheet

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 11:22

Researchers have found that Northeast Greenland ice sheet started to speed up and lose mass around 2003 because of localised increase in temperatures.

Greenland ice sheet melt causing four-fold global sea level increase

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:58

A new report suggests that over the past two decades, ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet increased four-fold contributing to one-quarter of global sea level rise.

Greenland`s `fastest glacier` smashes breaking speed record

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 12:23

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.

NASA`s laser technology to reveal ice melting impact on climate

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 14:40

A new laser-based technology from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) holds promise to tell how the melting of earth’s frozen regions may affect our climate.

Greenland ice harbours massive reservoir of melt water

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 14:30

Scientists have suggested that Greenland Ice Sheet stores liquid water all year long, based on the surprising discovery of an aquifer, an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock .