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April 15, 2014
Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists
President Frei Base, Antarctica (AFP) April 12, 2014
As the sun sets, the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain. Tourists trudging in single file line marvel over blue glaciers in Antarctica, a hip new vacation destination. The group paid a small fortune - $3,000 per head - for a quick five-hour visit to the frozen continent, arriving by plane. "Coming to Antarctica was a dream for me and my wife," American John Reiss, 81, said as he stood beside his wife Sharon, 73. "We signed up a couple years ago, but we couldn't ... read more

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La Brea Tar Pit fossil research shows climate change drove evolution of Ice Age predators
Concerns about climate change and its impact on the world around us are growing daily. New scientific studies at the La Brea Tar Pits are probing the link between climate warming and the evolution o ... more
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Permafrost thawing could accelerate global warming
A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could a ... more
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Finnish research improves the reliability of ice friction assessment
Sliding speed and ice temperature affect the surface friction of ice more than had previously been thought. The thermodynamic model developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland research sci ... more
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Good pay, no crime: life is good in Chilean Antarctica
There is no crime or traffic and in this Antarctic hamlet paychecks can be much higher than on the Chilean mainland. Plus, the penguins are very cute. ... more
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River ice reveals new twist on Arctic melt
A new study led by Lance Lesack, a Simon Fraser University geographer and Faculty of Environment professor, has discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River's ice break ... more
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'Great opportunities' from climate change: Iceland PM
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson said Wednesday that climate change will create "great opportunities" for the Nordic island nation in the future. ... more
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NSIDC, NASA Say Arctic Melt Season Lengthening, Ocean Rapidly Warming
The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is growing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radi ... more
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Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast
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New study shows major increase in West Antarctic glacial loss
Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise, according to new research. The ... more
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Researchers reveal the dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems
Species such as the musk ox, Arctic fox and lemming live in the harsh, cold and deserted tundra environment. However, they have often been in the spotlight when researchers have studied the impact o ... more
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New clues to decline and extinction of woolly mammoths
Researchers recently noticed that the remains of woolly mammoths from the North Sea often possess a 'cervical' (neck) rib-in fact, 10 times more frequently than in modern elephants (33.3% versus 3.3 ... more
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Ancient Indonesian climate shift linked to glacial cycle
Using sediments from a remote lake, researchers from Brown University have assembled a 60,000-year record of rainfall in central Indonesia. The analysis reveals important new details about the clima ... more
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Dust in the wind drove iron fertilization during ice age
Researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have confirmed that during the last ice age iron fertilization caused plankton to thrive in a region of ... more
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Permafrost Thaw Exacerbates Climate Change
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Glacial advances in Nyainqentanglha maybe linked to North Atlantic cooling
Chronologies of glacial advances during the last glacial period are not contemporaneous throughout the Tibetan Plateau. Professor YI Chaolu and his research group from the Institute of Tibetan Plate ... more
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Computer model predicts vastly different ecosystem in Antarctica's Ross Sea
The Ross Sea, a major, biologically productive Antarctic ecosystem, "clearly will be extensively modified by future climate change" in the coming decades as rising temperatures and changing wind pat ... more
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Braving perilous Drake Passage to Brazil's Antarctic base
Furious ten-meter waves and icy, tempestuous gales await those intrepid enough to navigate Drake Passage, the crossing from the tip of South America to Antarctica seen by seafarers as one of the world's most dangerous voyages. ... more
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Researchers: Northeast Greenland ice loss accelerating
An international team of scientists has discovered that the last remaining stable portion of the Greenland ice sheet is stable no more. The finding, which will likely boost estimates of expected glo ... more
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Back to life after 1,500 years
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and Reading University have demonstrated that, after over 1,500 years frozen in Antarctic ice, moss can come back to life and continue to grow. For the ... more
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NASA's Operation IceBridge Begins New Arctic Campaign
Researchers aboard NASA's P-3 research aircraft left the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., March 10 for Greenland to begin a new season of collecting data on Arctic land and s ... more
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The Frozen Truth about Glaciers, Climate Change and Our Future
Lewis Owen has been scraping out icy fragments of history's truth from one of the most glaciated regions on Earth for the past 25 years. His frequent excursions to Tibet and the Himalayas have led t ... more
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Regional warming triggers sustained mass loss in Northeast Greenland ice sheet
Northeast Greenland, where the glacier is found, is of particular interest as numerical model predictions have suggested there is no significant mass loss for this sector, leading to a probable unde ... more
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Melting away: vanishing ice warning for 'Africa's Alps'
In swirling snow, John Medenge prods a thin ice bridge over a crevasse with an iron-tipped spear, guiding climbers scaling the steep glacial wall using crampons and axes. ... more
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Antarctic moss returns to life after 1,500 years frozen
Moss that was frozen for 1,500 years beneath an ice sheet in Antarctica has been brought back to life, marking the longest life span for any known plant, researchers said Monday. ... more
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