NewsJuly 24, 2012

Greenland Ice Melt Reaches Unprecedented Level

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By Joanna Zelman, The Huffington Post

Unprecedented melting of Greenland's ice sheet this month has stunned NASA scientists and has highlighted broader concerns that the region is losing a remarkable amount of ice overall.

According to a NASA press release, about half of Greenland's surface ice sheet naturally melts during an average summer. But the data from three independent satellites this July, analyzed by NASA and university scientists, showed that in less than a week, the amount of thawed ice sheet surface . . . Click here to read the entire story