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Arctic melt season lengthening, ocean rapidly warming: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 13:44

The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is increasing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radiation in some places to melt as much as four feet of the Arctic ice cap`s thickness.

New map shows how submerged Earth will look if all the ice melted

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:21

Maps created by National Geographic magazine have shown that a huge portion of eastern England, most of Denmark, and the US` entire eastern seaboard, Bangladesh and China`s huge chunk is going to get submerged if all the ice in the world melted.

Antarctic polar icecap formed `33.6 million years ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 18:42

The Antarctic continental ice cap came into existence during the Oligocene epoch, some 33.6 million years ago, according to data from an international expedition.

`India has science, business interests in the Arctic`

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 21:03

India also has a research station in the Arctic, Himadri. Operated by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, it was set up in 2008.

Blocking sunlight at specific areas can stop Arctic melting

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 19:37

Solar geo-engineering can be applied to save the Arctic ice cap if targeted at specific regions of the planet, rather than cooling everywhere equally, a new study has found.

Ice caps on Mars’ poles driven by the sun

Last Updated: Friday, September 07, 2012, 14:33

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have linked ice and dust accumulation on Mars’s north pole to variations in solar insolation, thus establishing the first dated climate history for the Red planet.

Thickest Arctic Sea ice melting much faster

Last Updated: Thursday, March 01, 2012, 12:45

The thicker ice, known as multi-year ice, survives through the cyclical summer melt season, when young ice that has formed over winter just as quickly melts again.

Earth losing roughly 150 bn tons of ice annually

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 18:24

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

Arctic ice cap near 2007 record minimum: Russia

Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2011, 08:48

The polar ice cap in the Arctic has melted to near its 2007 record minimum level and in some areas is 50 percent smaller than average, Russia`s environmental monitoring agency said.

Kilimanjaro’s ice cap vanishing due to deforestation

Last Updated: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 18:25

Researchers say that deforestation on mount Kilimanjaro can be blamde for its vanishing ice cap.