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Life brimming with active ecosystem beneath Antarctic ice

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 21:12

A lake that has not seen sunlight or felt a breath of wind for millions of years beneath the Antarctic ice is brimming with life and active ecosystem, reveal findings of a massive US expedition.

Drop in CO2 levels triggered formation of Antarctic ice sheet

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 14:20

A new study suggests that a drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels seems to have triggered Antarctic ice sheet formation.

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.

Antarctic started losing ice sheets about 5,000 years earlier than thought: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:56

A new study has revealed that Antarctic started losing ice sheets about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Antarctica`s ice sheet loss doubled since last survey

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 11:39

A three year survey has revealed that Antarctic is losing ice sheets twice as much as when it was last surveyed.

Antarctic ice sheet collapse has begun, shows research

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 16:19

In an alarming find, scientists have discovered that the collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet - that holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet - has already begun.

West Antarctic ice sheet collapse `unstoppable`: NASA

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 02:31

Ice is melting in the western Antarctic at an "unstoppable" pace, scientists said Monday, warning that the discovery holds major consequences for global sea level rise in the coming decades.

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.

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.

NASA sheds light into Greenland`s ice sheet loss

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:04

A new Research using data from NASA is giving insight into one of the processes causing Greenland`s ice sheet to lose mass.