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Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating

November 29th, 2012 by University of Washington

Forty-seven research scientists from 26 laboratories have reconciled their measurements of ice sheet changes in Antarctica and Greenland during the past two decades and found that ice has been lost faster during the last decade. The results, published in the paper “A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance” in the journal Science, roughly halve the […]

Drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide led to Antarctic ice sheet formation

December 5th, 2011 by Purdue University

A drop in carbon dioxide appears to be the driving force that led to the Antarctic ice sheet‘s formation, according to a recent study led by scientists at Yale and Purdue universities of molecules from ancient algae found in deep-sea core samples. The key role of the greenhouse gas in one of the biggest climate […]

Permafrost carbon release is an important climate change amplifier

December 4th, 2011 by Institute of Arctic Biology

As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to survey results from 41 international scientists published in the 30 November 2011 issue of the journal Nature. Permafrost thaw will release approximately the same amount of carbon as deforestation, say the authors, […]

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers find plastic in nine percent of ‘garbage patch’ fishes

July 3rd, 2011 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

SEAPLEX researchers estimate tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested by fish in middle ocean depths of North Pacific Ocean The first scientific results from an ambitious voyage led by a group of graduate students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego offer a stark view of human pollution and its […]