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Swiss say only decades left for ice artifacts

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:20

Swiss scientists say only decades remain for alpinists and hikers to retrieve items covered for hundreds or even thousands of years by ice which is now melting.

Iron-rich melting ice sheets could slow global warming

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 20:08

As forests disappear and ice melts, concerns over climate change continue to rise but scientists have now discovered a new source of oceanic "bio-available" iron that could help buffer the effects of global warming.

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.

Melting ice caps can lead to devastating tsunamis

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 11:58

The research suggests that if melting ice caps trigger rapid sea level rise, the strain that the edges of continents could experience might set off underwater landslides.

Ice melt from icebergs to have massive impact on sea level rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 18:49

Stretches of ice on the coasts of Antarctica and Greenland are at risk of rapidly cracking apart and falling into the ocean, which could worsen sea level rise, according to new findings.

Melting ice in Antarctica threatens Emperor penguins: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 13:36

Rapid sea ice melting in Antarctica threatens the lives of Emperor penguins, and if global temperatures continue to rise, the largest sea birds may eventually disappear, a new study has claimed.

Lost photos reveal history of Greenland ice loss

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 21:54

A set of 80-year-old photographs unearthed in a basement archive has proved that Greenland`s ice was melting even faster then than it is now.

`2010 temperature lifted ice loss in Greenland`

Last Updated: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 18:38

Data from the GPS stations has indicated that an unusually hot melting season in 2010 accelerated ice loss in southern Greenland by 100 billion tons.

Arctic Sea could become iceless by century-end

Last Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 00:17

The Arctic has been losing about 10 percent of its permanent ice layer every 10 years since 1980.

Arctic facing record levels of meltdown this year

Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011, 17:36

Scientists have highlighted global warming fears and revealed that the Arctic is facing record levels of melting ice this year.

Earth turning obese? Blame it on melting ice!

Last Updated: Friday, July 08, 2011, 17:23

Researchers have suggested that melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland is adding volume to the oceans, with the excess water gravitating towards the equator and fattening the planet in its widest part.