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Meteorite on earth another proof of water on Mars

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 14:54

After finding clinching evidence of the presence of water on Mars last month, NASA scientists have now unearthed a Martian meteorite in the Yamato glacier in Antarctica that features curved micro-tunnels consistent with moving water.

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`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.

Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier enters `irreversible` melt

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 14:14

Researchers have warned that Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier(PIG) could now be in a state of irreversible retreat, making it an even more significant contributor to global sea level rise during the next two decades.

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.

Army opposes Pak demand for troop withdrawal from Siachen

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 00:36

The Army on Thursday rubbished Pakistan`s demand for withdrawal of troops from the Siachen Glacier saying it would not move out from the strategically important icy heights.

New Zealand`s glaciers in the Southern Alps shrinking

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 20:23

New Zealand`s renowned glaciers in the Southern Alps will shrink up to 60 percent by the end of the century as the earth`s climate continues to warm, scientists forecast Monday

Iceberg the size of Manhattan breaks away from Antarctic glacier

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 18:09

An iceberg the size of Manhattan has broken off a glacier in Antarctica and could survive long enough to drift into international shipping lanes, scientists said Thursday.

India flags off another expedition to Siachen

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 23:23

Notwithstanding Pakistan`s protests, India continues with its civilian mountaineering expeditions to the Siachen Glacier-- the world`s highest battlefield, as the sixth such batch comprising 23 volunteers was today flagged off from Leh by the 14 Corps commander.

1800`s industrial soot in Europe blamed for glacial retreat

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 19:53

A NASA-led team of scientists has found proof that soot from a rapidly industrializing Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps that began in the 1860s.

Glaciers protect mountain peaks from erosion

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 11:56

A new study of Europe`s high Alps has shown that that glaciers shield summits from erosion, acting as a protective lid.

Sea levels to rise more than 7 feet in next millenium due to global warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:16

Global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters, or more than seven feet, over the next several thousand years for every degree (Celsius) the planet warms, according to a new study.