Mt Everest’s melting glaciers are creating lakes that make them melt even faster

December 2, 2015 by  
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As global temperatures continue to rise, glaciers all over the planet are melting. Near Mt. Everest , as many as a thousand glaciers are melting so quickly they are creating enormous lakes in the valleys. The Khumbu Glacier – the highest in the world – has filled a lake the length of several football fields and could disappear completely by the end of this century. Read the rest of Mt Everest’s melting glaciers are creating lakes that make them melt even faster

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Antarctica’s Ice Loss is Significant Enough to Affect Earth’s Gravity

October 3, 2014 by  
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Scientists from the European Space Agency recently discovered that the loss of ice in Antarctica is so significant that it’s affecting the Earth’s gravity. The researchers paired data from the ESA’s GOCE satellite with data from the GRACE system of satellites and found that the Earth’s gravity dipped in the area because the ice lost so much mass. Read the rest of Antarctica’s Ice Loss is Significant Enough to Affect Earth’s Gravity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Antarctic , antarctica , cryosat , european space agency , glacial melt , GOCE , grace , gravity , ice melt , Melting ice in Antarctica affecting Earth’s gravity , nasa , polar ice melt , west antarctic ice sheet

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America’s First Climate Refugees are Native Alaskan Communities

May 16, 2013 by  
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Alaska Glacier photo from Shutterstock For many years, climate change has displaced millions in the developing world – and now America is seeing its first climate refugees . Over 180 native communities in Alaska are under threat as ice melt, rising seas, and erosion threatens their traditional way of life. A new report by the US Army Corps of Engineers predicts that Alaskan villages such as Newtok (located on the western coast of Alaska and 400 miles south of the Bering Strait) could be completely underwater as soon as 2017. Read the rest of America’s First Climate Refugees are Native Alaskan Communities Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska , Arctic Council , bering strait , Climate Change , climate refugees , erosion , glacial melt , global warming , newtok , ninglick river , obama administration , us army corps of engineers , water issues        

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Algae Growth Resulting from Glacial Melt Could Help Curb Climate Change

March 11, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock When it comes to tackling the enormous challenge of curbing climate change, we humans may need to look to some very small organisms for help. A study published in the journal  Nature Geoscience by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has found large amount of particulate iron runoff from glacial melt in Greenland. The iron could possibly spur the growth of marine algae , which could then in turn absorb C02, one of the major greenhouse gases contributing to global warming. Read the rest of Algae Growth Resulting from Glacial Melt Could Help Curb Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae , atlantic ocean , Climate Change , CO2 , glacial melt , global warming , greenhouse gas , greenland , Iron , nature geoscience , nitrates , ocean , phosphates , sea level rise , sequester , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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