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West Antarctic glaciers draining more ice than they did 40 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:29

Researchers have found that six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise.

Climate change is real: US, British science academies

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:44

US and British scientific academies have said there was a clear consensus that climate change is real and will have serious disruptive effects on the planet.

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.

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.

El Nino may be behind melting of Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 19:42

The floating ice shelf at the tip of Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest routes for ice to flow from Antarctica into the sea, has been melting and thinning for the past four decades causing the glacier to speed up and discharge more ice, researchers say.

New Jersey shore likely to face unprecedented flooding by mid-century

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:40

The New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea-level rise of about 1.5 feet by 2050 and of about 3.5 feet by 2100 leading to unprecedented flooding in the areas.

New faultlines widen at UN climate talks

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 21:06

Fraught UN climate talks revealed growing frustration this week among vulnerable nations and observers with the political stance of emerging economies like China and India in the battle to stave off dangerous Earth warming.

Sea-level rise could pass 1 meter mark this century

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 13:45

Experts are expecting a sea-level rise of 40-60 centimeters by 2100 and 60-100 centimeters by 2300.

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.

Melting glaciers likely to have `minor` role in future sea-level rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 14:55

A new study has suggested that melt-water that trickles down through the ice is likely to have a minor role in sea-level rise compared with other effects like iceberg production and surface melt.

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.

Global warming 5 mn yrs ago may have raised sea levels by 20m

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:23

Global warming caused 5 million years ago may have melted parts of Antarctica`s large ice sheets and caused sea levels to rise by about 20 metres.