Antarctic Ice Shelf News
Michigan and Bangalore: Global Warming Goes Global
Missing Cherries, Cool Shirts in India, Syrian Civil War ———– Nature’s Edge Notebook #33 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions Western Michigan, sometime in August. “The acorns are getting bigger,” said our good neighbor, Pat. Just a quiet observation, her voice drifting through the big
Brit is first Woman to Cross Antarctica Solo on Skis
Using little more than a pair of skis and a tremendous amount of willpower, Felicity Aston became the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica on Monday. Aston finished the 59 day trip almost exactly a century after a Roald Amundsen first reached the South...
Japan Tsunami Triggers Ice Mass Separation
Okay. This year researchers witnessed for the first time evidence of an ice mass separation triggered by a tsunami. Until this discovery scientists can only speculate this was possible. The large mass of ice separated from the coast of Antarctica and a part of the continent called the Sulzberger
Why Antarctica Isn't Melting Much -- Yet
Antarctica is warming , but not melting anything like as much as expected. In fact, during the continent's summer this time last year, there was less melting than at any time in the 30 years that we have had reliable satellite measurements of the region. The apparent contradiction is explained by
EXCERPT: 'Hot, Flat, and Crowded,' by Thomas L. Friedman
In his new book "Hot, Flat, and Crowded," bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman examines climate change and competition for energy, and their potential effects on the world. Read an excerpt of the book below, and head to the "GMA" Library for more good reads. PART I When the Market and Mother
Big melt seen in Antarctic past, and maybe future
New information on Antarctica's regularly melting distant past is giving scientists a glimpse into what may be a flooded future as the planet warms up. The West Antarctic ice sheet collapsed periodically between 3 million and 5 million years ago, adding more than 16 feet (5 meters) to global sea
Study: Antarctic glaciers melting faster than thought
Glaciers in Antarctica are melting faster and across a much wider area than previously thought, a development that threatens to raise sea levels worldwide and force millions of people to flee low-lying areas, scientists said Wednesday. Researchers once believed that the melting was limited to the
The future of Earth's seas changes with the research tides
Where's King Canute when you need him? The ancient Viking, legends tell, once commanded the tides from a throne that was trotted out onto the beach. A handy man to have in an age of global warming, when one of the most alarming concerns is that rising seas will one day drown the globe's coastal
Webcast: Iraq Violence Intensifies and Brazil's Health Crisis.
ABC news now store here. Tonight it's a dream can't to a couple trying to have agreed but how much should parents be told about an anonymous don't. You can sit priest from seats tonight should information could politely cheer on World News with Charles Gibson. sounded ABC news headquarters in New
Antarctic Ice Shelf Cracking
A piece of Antarctic ice about seven times the size of Manhattan. Looks like it is going to be the next to break off from the Antarctic Peninsula. The disintegration of the 160. Square mile chunk began late last month. It's the edge of an ice shelf that has been there for at least hundreds of years.