Earth911 Reader: Ice Catastrophes, Plastic-Choked Rivers and the Pivot to the Green Economy

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Study Finds Global Ice Loss in Recent Years Was Enough to Cover the U.S. in 1.5 Feet of Water

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Using NASA and the German Aerospace Center’s Gravity Recover and Climate Experiment satellites (GRACE), researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have discovered that the Earth’s ice caps and glaciers lost a mammoth amount of water between 2003 and 2010. The group used NASA’s data to research global ice loss from Greenland, Antarctica, Earth’s glaciers and ice caps and deduced that together they lost 4.3 trillion tons (or 1,000 cubic miles) of ice — that’s about eight times the water volume of Lake Erie and enough to make a 1.5 foot-deep lake the size of the United States. This comprehensive study was the first of its kind and was carried out to help understand the implications of Earth’s rising sea levels and how quickly they could affect our lives. Read the rest of Study Finds Global Ice Loss in Recent Years Was Enough to Cover the U.S. in 1.5 Feet of Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antarctica melting , Climate Change , glaciers melting , global ice loss , global sea level rise , global warming , ice caps melting , ice loss , ice sheets , ice sheets melting , ocean levels rising , sea level , sea levels rising , water levels rising

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Study Finds Global Ice Loss in Recent Years Was Enough to Cover the U.S. in 1.5 Feet of Water

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