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An Up-Close Look At A Delaware-Sized Iceberg About To Break From Antarctica

Published: 
Wed, 02/22/2017 (All day)

New video provides an up-close look at a Delaware-sized iceberg on the verge of breaking off Antarctica.

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In Sign of Global Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in Peru’s Andes Melted in 25 Years

Published: 
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 6:58pm
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Water

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indication that the recent spike in global temperatures has thrown the natural world out of balance.

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Global Warming: The Vanishing North

Published: 
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 9:42am

NOW that summer is here, the Arctic is crowded with life. Phytoplankton are blooming in its chilly seas. Fish, birds and whales are gorging on them. Millions of migratory geese are in their northern breeding grounds. And the area is teeming with scientists, performing a new Arctic ritual.

Between now and early September, when the polar pack ice shrivels to its summer minimum, they will pore over the daily sea ice reports of America’s National Snow and Ice Data Centre.