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Melting glaciers leading to more tsunamis along coastlines, warn scientists

In October 2015, scientists recorded the highest tsunamis ever – a wave of 193 metres.

Sep 07, 2018, 14:36 PM IST

How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

The discovery of the Slims River diversion away from the Bering Sea into the Kaskawulsh River was published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Apr 19, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

UK scientists to drill world's highest Khumbu glacier

The group from Aberystwyth University, Wales, will use a drill adapted from a car wash to cut into the Khumbu glacier in the foothills of the Everest

Apr 11, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Preserving the memory of glaciers - Read report

They have now decided to take matters in hand, in a remarkable initiative that combines glaciology with high-altitude trekking.

Mar 19, 2017, 10:31 AM IST

Tibet glaciers drilled for climate change research by Chinese scientists

Scientists claim that they have drilled into the glacier to collect almost 400-metre ice samples for research into climate change.

Dec 16, 2016, 20:42 PM IST

Otzi the Iceman's maternal lineage extinct: Study

The results showed that the paternal lineage of Otzi was very common in different regions in Europe during the Neolithic age, while his maternal lineage probably existed only in the Alps.

Jan 15, 2016, 17:21 PM IST

New Zealand helicopter crashes into glacier; seven including pilot dead

Six tourists and their pilot were killed when their helicopter crashed into a heavily crevassed glacier in New Zealand during bad weather on Saturday, police said.

Nov 21, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

Glacier on Tibetan plateau retreating: Report

 Glacier on the Tibetan plateau has been retreating since the 20th century due to rising temperature, and at a faster speed since 1990s, a report on the environmental change in the region said on Wednesday.

Nov 18, 2015, 14:04 PM IST

This fast-melting glacier can change world's coastlines forever

By itself, the Zachariae Isstrom glacier holds enough water to trigger a half-meter rise in ocean levels around the world.

Nov 15, 2015, 08:33 AM IST

Cricket in snow: Bollywood versus Black Caps

Three former New Zealand cricketers, one Indian actor. A bat, a ball and a glacier for a pitch. Result? Some cricket in the snow at 7,600 feet!

Oct 16, 2015, 20:53 PM IST

John Kerry warns of refugee crisis due to climate change

 "Seismic changes" in temperatures and sea levels could create waves of refugees forced to abandon traditional homes and fight for food and water, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said as he sought commitment from the international community to address the challenge posed by climate change.

Sep 01, 2015, 11:45 AM IST

Backward-moving glacier key to glacial earthquakes

 When an iceberg breaks off into the ocean, the glacier moves rapidly backward and downward, causing the characteristic glacial earthquakes, says a new research.

Jun 28, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

New Zealand glacier body identified after 42 years

 A New Zealand hiker's body that lay frozen in a glacier for more than four decades has been formally identified, police said today.

May 21, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Warm ocean water causing significant melting of Antarctic glacier

 A team of researchers have discovered a valley underneath East Antarctica's most rapidly-changing glacier that delivers warm water to the base of the ice that is causing significant melting.

Mar 17, 2015, 11:48 AM IST

New evidence to rewrite Martian climate history

Geologists from Brown University have found new evidence that glacier-like ice deposits advanced and retreated multiple times in some regions of Mars in the recent past.

Jan 29, 2015, 13:50 PM IST

Volcanoes beneath Antarctic ice sheet melting glaciers

Not only climate change, subglacial volcanoes below the West Antarctic ice sheet are also contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier - a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica`s Pine Island Bay, a study suggests.

Jun 10, 2014, 19:40 PM IST

Antarctic ice sheet collapse has begun, shows research

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.

May 15, 2014, 16:19 PM IST

Greenland`s `fastest glacier` smashes breaking speed record

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.

Feb 04, 2014, 12:23 PM IST

WWI ammunition found in Italy as glacier melts

The ammunition was found at an altitude of 3,200 metres by a melting glacier on the Ago de Nardis peak in Trentino.

Sep 03, 2012, 12:27 PM IST

Greenland glaciers not melting as much as speculated

Greenland’s contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century might be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible.

May 04, 2012, 13:46 PM IST