100 Billion Tons of Water Hidden Under Greenland’s Ice Like a Giant Slushy

December 24, 2013 by  
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Decades of exploration in Greenland has recently culminated in the extraordinary discovery of a massive hidden reservoir that contains over 100 billion tons of water beneath the ice sheet. This snow aquifer, a slushy layer beneath the ice in which water is stored between particles of ice, covers more than 27,000 square miles. The discovery could help scientists learn more about Greenland’s annual surface melt that contributes to rising sea levels across the globe. Read the rest of 100 Billion Tons of Water Hidden Under Greenland’s Ice Like a Giant Slushy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100 billion tons of water under the ice , greenland ice sheet , hidden reservoir in Greenland , melting ice in Greenland contributes to rising sea levels , Pennsylvania State University glaciologist , Richard Forster , snow aquifer , University of Utah glaciologist , water trapped in ice like a slushy        

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Scientists Discover a 400 Mile Canyon Below Greenland Ice Sheet

August 30, 2013 by  
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Most of Greenland is covered in a thick sheet of ice , but scientists have just discovered another vast canyon beneath the 460 mile glacier. Headed by Jonathan Bamber at the University of Bristol , the study concludes that a canyon twice the length of the Grand Canyon lurks beneath a whopping two miles of ice. Scientists think that the canyon was carved by an ancient river system, a new discovery that has intrigued research teams to further investigate what lies below major continental ice sheets . Read the rest of Scientists Discover a 400 Mile Canyon Below Greenland Ice Sheet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arctic ocean , Climate Change , eco design , environmental destruction , global warming , green design , Greenland canyon , greenland ice sheet , ICeBridge program , Jonathan Bamber , Petermann Fjord , rising sea levels , sustainable design , university of bristol        

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Florida Citrus Grower Kills Millions of Bees, Gets Off with Measly $1,500 Fine

August 30, 2013 by  
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While environmentalists and politicians disagree about whether or not to ban pesticides suspected of killing honeybees , some farmers are completely disregarding bee-protecting legislation that’s already on the books. Ben Hill Griffin Inc., one of the largest citrus growers in Florida, has been illegally using pesticides on its crops, resulting in the deaths of millions of bees throughout the state. Read the rest of Florida Citrus Grower Kills Millions of Bees, Gets Off with Measly $1,500 Fine Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bee die-off , bees , citrus grower , colony collapse disorder , fines , honeybees , pesticides , pollination        

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Report Shows Greenland’s Ice Sheet is Melting from Above AND Below Due to Heat from the Earth’s Mantle

August 12, 2013 by  
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Greenland’s arctic ice sheet is in trouble – and it turns out that global warming isn’t the only force at work. A new study in Nature Geoscience by the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences shows that high heat flow from the planet’s interior into the lithosphere (the area between the Earth’s crust and upper mantle) is accelerating Greenland’s ice melt. Read the rest of Report Shows Greenland’s Ice Sheet is Melting from Above AND Below Due to Heat from the Earth’s Mantle Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alexey petrunin , Climate Change , climate models , earth’s heating up , elexey petrunin , gfz german research centre for geosciences , global warming , greenland , greenland ice sheet , ice melt , irina rogozhina , lithosphere , nature geoscience        

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TransCanada’s “Shameless Ploy” to Fool Americans that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Bunch of Solar Panels

August 12, 2013 by  
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Were we wrong to peg the Keystone XL Pipeline as a ticking carbon bomb ? That’s what TransCanada seems to want us to think. In a puzzling Facebook ad released last week, the energy company responsible for the oil pipeline paired a XL Pipeline promotional ad with a picture of solar panels. Once Greenpeace executive director Philip Radford caught wind of the deceptive ad, he condemned it as yet another “shameless ploy” by TransCanada. Read the rest of TransCanada’s “Shameless Ploy” to Fool Americans that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Bunch of Solar Panels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dirty energy , Facebook ads , greenhouse gases , Greenpeace , Keystone XL Pipeline , oil pipeline , oil sands , Philip Radford , solar panels , tar sands , transcanada        

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How will Elon Musk’s 600mph Hyperloop Train Work?

August 12, 2013 by  
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Billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to transport you from Los Angeles to San Francisco at a speed of 600 miles per hour. To do this, he is proposing to create a high speed train system called the Hyperloop that will cut travel time between the two cities to just 30 minutes! Today Elon Musk announced via Twitter that he will officially unveil the Hyperloop at 1:30PM PDT – but how will it work? Read on for our best guess. Read the rest of How will Elon Musk’s 600mph Hyperloop Train Work? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elon musk , green design , green transportation , Hyperloop , Maglev , magnetic levitation , pneumatic tube , public transportation , sustainable design , train        

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Dead Dolphins Washing Ashore on the East Coast of the U.S. in Alarming Numbers

August 12, 2013 by  
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This summer, over a hundred dead dolphins washed up on the shores of the East Coast of the United States, and scientists are baffled about the cause. Whatever is hurting the animals is specifically targeting bottlenose dolphins , who have been dying out in such alarming numbers that now the federal government is joining in on the investigation . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beaches , dead dolphins , disease , Dolphin Deaths , dolphins , east coast , marine biology , marine life , new jersey , ocean , poison , Pollution , toxins , virginia        

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New Study Sheds Light on How Fast Ice Sheets in Greenland and Antarctic are Really Melting

June 7, 2013 by  
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There’s nothing new about the fact that global warming is causing ice sheets to melt, resulting in rising sea levels. However a new study by an international team of scientists led by Edward Hanna of the University of Sheffield makes more accurate predictions about the process in Greenland and the Antarctic. The study, which was published in this month’s edition of Nature , found that Antarctic ice loss might only be half of what has been previously reported. But the team also found a major loss of mass from the Greenland Ice Sheet, which appears to be twice as large as the Antarctic contribution to global sea-level rise. Read the rest of New Study Sheds Light on How Fast Ice Sheets in Greenland and Antarctic are Really Melting Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2007 ipcc report , antarctic ice sheet , arctic ice sheet loss half of what was predicted , behavior of ice sheets , edward hanna , global sea level rise , global warming , greenland ice sheet , greenland ice sheet loss twice that of the antarctic , ice sheet mass loss , ice sheet response to climate change , new study predicting changes in ice sheets , predicting changes in ice sheets , uncertainty in ice sheet predictions , university of sheffield        

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