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CryoSat 2 Probe Shows Summer Arctic Sea Ice Melting 50% Faster Than Expected

CryoSat 2 Probe Shows Summer Arctic Sea Ice Melting 50% Faster Than Expected

The European Space Agency's CryoSat 2 probe has completed its 18-month-long mission and the results are disturbing. According to data being analyzed at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at

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Kiribati Considered Moving Entire Population to a $2 Billion Man-Made Island

Kiribati Considered Moving Entire Population to a $2 Billion Man-Made Island

The small island nation of Kiribati's highest point is no more than two meters above sea level, which makes it one of the most vulnerable places on Earth to rising water levels. The country is one of the

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IPCC Report Warns Climate Change is Happening Now and Nobody Will be Spared

IPCC Report Warns Climate Change is Happening Now and Nobody Will be Spared

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report Monday on the impact of climate change at their gathering in Yokohama, Japan. Climate Change 2014:

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Ice in the Antarctic is Melting Ten Times Faster than It Was 600 Years Ago

Ice in the Antarctic is Melting Ten Times Faster than It Was 600 Years Ago

Photo via Shutterstock Recent research published by British Antarctic Survey and the Australian National University shows that Antarctic ice is melting ten times faster than 600 years ago. Taking a

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Scientists Predict the Arctic Will Be Without Summer Ice by 2050

Scientists Predict the Arctic Will Be Without Summer Ice by 2050

Every year there is a little less summer sea ice in the Arctic, which begs then question: when will the sea ice be gone? It may be sooner than we thought. A recent study published in the Geophysical

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Increased Volcanic Eruptions Linked With Climate Change, Say Researchers

Increased Volcanic Eruptions Linked With Climate Change, Say Researchers

It is well known that when volcanos erupt and spew ash into the environment, those increased particles can block sunlight from reaching the earth and cause temperatures to drop. But now researchers have

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Researchers Find That Antarctic Ice is Melting Faster Than Previously Expected

Researchers Find That Antarctic Ice is Melting Faster Than Previously Expected

While scientists have long agreed that global warming is having an impact on the planet, there hasn’t been any clear agreement as to the extent to which this warming has impacted polar ice melt. But

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Large Ice Cracks Could Be Speeding Up the Melting of Antartica

Large Ice Cracks Could Be Speeding Up the Melting of Antartica

A new report has revealed that massive fractures in the ice shelves of West Antarctica are threatening to increase the rate at which they are melting. The study, which has looked at 40 years of satellite

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Kiribati Island Nation Considers Moving Entire Population to Fiji to Escape Climate Change

Kiribati Island Nation Considers Moving Entire Population to Fiji to Escape Climate Change

The Pacific island nation Kiribati has found itself at the epicenter of the global climate change debate, as it is one of the first places that will be destroyed if sea levels rise as predicted through

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Could a New Shipping Route Through the Arctic Reduce Global Emissions?

Could a New Shipping Route Through the Arctic Reduce Global Emissions?

Traditionally when people talk about melting ice in the Arctic, it is a cause for great concern and considered another symptom of global warming. However, Scandinavian tanker companies believe that with

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Climate Scientists Demand That Cartographers “Refreeze Greenland” in Their Maps

Climate Scientists Demand That Cartographers “Refreeze Greenland” in Their Maps

A fantastic fight recently broke out between the publishers of the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World and climate scientists worldwide when the most recent publication of the atlas depicted that 15%

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European Scientists Finally Ready to Launch Ice Measuring Satellite

European Scientists Finally Ready to Launch Ice Measuring Satellite

A team of European scientists are finally ready to launch Cryosat-2, a satellite that once in orbit will measure the extent and thickness of the ice at the Earth's poles in unprecedented detail. The

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Are Arctic Farts Accelerating Global Warming?

Are Arctic Farts Accelerating Global Warming?

A study released in Friday's Journal of Science says that 8 million tons of previously unrecorded methane is leaking into the atmosphere every year. The methane is seeping from deep within the Earth's

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