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Antarctic Ice Shelves Melting from Below, Study Finds

  • Published: Apr 30th, 2012

A new study suggests warm water is melting Antarctica's ice shelves from below, speeding the inland ice loss rate.

Climate and Carbon: The Link Just Got Stronger

  • Published: Apr 4th, 2012

In most of the world, the thermometer began to shoot up only after the atmosphere was spiked with CO2.

CSI Cold Case: Unlocking the Mystery of Rising Seas

  • Published: Mar 30th, 2012

To understand how much the sea is likely to rise in the future, it's important to how understand how ice responded to warming in the past.

The Ozone Hole Opens Up Again. It’s Still Not The Same as Climate Change

  • Published: Mar 18th, 2011

Ozone is starting to plummet over the Arctic — but the ozone holes here and in Antarctica are pretty much unrelated to climate change, despite perceptions to the contrary.

Study Finds Ice Sheets Becoming Dominant Contributor to Sea Level Rise

  • Published: Mar 9th, 2011

A new study finds the rate at which the massive ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting has been accelerating during the past two decades.

East Antarctic Ice Sheet: Freezing From the Bottom Up

  • Published: Mar 3rd, 2011

Scientists are surprised to learn that the planet's biggest ice sheet is growing from the bottom up as well as the top down.