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What is the cryosphere and why is it important?

There are places on Earth that are so cold that water is frozen solid. These areas of snow or ice, which are subject to temperatures below 32°F for at least part of the year, compose the cryosphere.

Arctic ice declining faster than predicted by most climate models

Arctic sea-ice is decreasing more quickly than previous models suggested, and this is happening in conjunction with a rise in global surface warming, according to new research. This is because Arctic warming is occurring faster than the global average.

Whole Foods employees demand that Amazon cut ties with ICE

Amazon is under fire once again. On Monday, employees from Whole Foods (which Amazon purchased in 2017) issued a statement expressing their displeasure with their parent company's ties to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Australian police in record $840m haul of drug 'ice'

Sydney - Australian police have seized a record US$840 million worth of the drug "ice" hidden in stereo speakers shipped from Thailand, officials said Friday.Australian Border Force agents found 1.6 tonnes of methylamphetamine and 37 kilograms (81.

NASA to study earth ice loss with lasers

NASA is planning to assess the impact of global warming on the polar caps by assessing the rate of ice loss from space. The process for doing so will be through laser scanning.

Even moderate warming could melt Antarctic ice sheet: study

Paris - Moderate global temperature rises of just two degrees Celsius could still be enough to melt parts of the largest ice sheet on Earth and raise sea levels by several metres, experts warned on Wednesday.

2C cap on global warming won't save Arctic sea ice: studies

Paris - Even if humanity stops global warming in its tracks at two degrees Celsius, long seen as the guardrail for a climate-safe world, Arctic sea ice will still disappear in some years, scientists have warned.Holding the line at 1.5 C (2.

Antarctic sea ice shrinks for second-straight year

Sydney - Sea ice cover in Antarctica has dropped to its second-lowest on record, Australian authorities said Friday, adding that it was not yet clear what was driving the reduction after several years of record-highs.

Ice instruments ring out coolest music in Norway

Norway - Inside a giant igloo in a snowy Norwegian village, the sound of a horn rings out, warming the mood of a freezing audience, huddled together in -24 Celsius.

Giant iceberg poised to snap off from Antarctica: scientists

Paris - An expanse of ice roughly the size of Delaware is close to breaking off from the warming Antarctic ice shelf to form one of the world's largest-ever icebergs, scientists said Thursday.

Lawyer accused of attempting to bribe and intimidate rape victim

Baltimore - A Maryland defense attorney was arrested after it was alleged he offered a rape victim $3,000 not to testify against his client and told her she might be deported if she showed up in court. An interpreter working for the lawyer was also charged.

Has flammable ice been found?

Beijing - Is there such a thing as extractable flammable ice? The answer, according to Chinese officials, is yes and a claim has been made that the country has made a scientific breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'.

Mayors ready to fight White House over sanctuary city threats

Despite fresh threats from the White House on Monday, mayors of sanctuary cities across the country have stood up and renewed their vows to fight the Trump administration's attempts to get information on immigrants living in this country illegally.

Philadelphia cancels Cinco de Mayo parade over fears of ICE raids

Philadelphia - Organizers of Philadelphia’s Cinco de Mayo festivities have cancelled this year’s events over concerns Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents may round up illegal immigrants during the celebrations.

N.Y. Attorney General warns of phony ICE agent scam

With at least the perception of mass deportations taking place, scammers have come out of the woodwork. Undocumented immigrants have been approached by fake Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE) agents who demand money to prevent their deportations.

Trump replaces acting US immigration and customs chief

Washington - President Donald Trump has replaced the acting head of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a holdover from Barack Obama's administration, as he battled mounting fallout over his controversial immigration orders.

Undocumented man sues San Francisco over breach of sanctuary law

San Francisco - An undocumented immigrant is suing the city of San Francisco and law enforcement agencies and officers after he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). His arrest came after he went to a police station to recover his stolen car.

Essential Science: First birth of an ice cloud captured

The birth of ice clouds, strange atmospheric formations around the Earth, have been captured on video for the first time by researchers in a laboratory. The event has allowed scientists to see how the large masses of ice crystals are formed.

The answer to why the surface of ice is wet

A mystery of why ice is wet has been solved. Physicists have long been puzzled why, and the answer has come via an advanced optical microscope.

Scientists embark on quest to find the oldest ice

London - The oldest ice in the world is likely to be somewhere in Antarctica and this is where a nee exploratory mission is headed. The basis of the mission is to understand more about global warming

Combating global warming through increasing vegetation

Climate change is exerting an effect on the composition of Artic soil. Oddly, this change in composition could slow down the rate of global warming. Swedish scientists have been investigating.

Graphene based material de-ices helicopter blades

Researchers have developed a form of graphene that can effectively de-ice helicopter blades. The application should make the flying of the aircraft easier and safer, especially during the winter months.

Faster retreat of Greenland's ice sheet observed

Paris - The Greenland ice sheet, a potentially massive contributor to land-encroaching sea-level rise, lost mass twice as fast between 2003 and 2010 as during the entire 20th century, researchers said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Murders by illegal immigrants taking backseat to Cecil the lion?

Cecil the Lion has become the "poster animal" in focusing the world's attention on the indiscriminate killing of protected animals in general, and trophy hunting, in particular.

California judge orders release of illegal immigrants

A federal judge in California has ruled the Obama Administration's detention of mothers and their children who were caught crossing the border illegally should be released, in another apparent setback to the president's immigration policy.

Sheriff: Feds could have demanded arrest of S.F. slaying suspect

San Francisco - San Francisco would have kept an illegal Mexican immigrant locked up and unable to attack a young woman he is suspected of killing if federal authorities had demanded it, a top official said this week.

Antarctic ice shelf could be gone in just a few years, says NASA

A NASA study has found that one of the major remaining ice shelves on Antarctica is melting much faster than previous suggestions. It could be completely gone in just a few years, fuelling sea level rise and making Antarctica a little smaller.

Why Arctic warming might be accelerating even faster

A new study, taking a different approach to understanding global warming, indicates that the microscopic creatures found within the Arctic Ocean can signal whether climate change is occurring.

Man hit by 100-kg chunk of ice while walking along street

A 56-year-old man was sent to hospital with a concussion late Tuesday afternoon after a 100kg chunk of ice landed on his head in downtown Ottawa as he walked along the pavement, leaving him in serious condition.

Antarctica's ice melt could redraw map of world's coastlines

NASA satellite studies show that in the past decade Antarctic ice melt has been adding about 118 billion metric tons per year to the oceans. This has raised concerns about a drastic reshaping of the world's major coastlines with heavy human population.
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Scattered ice floes are seen from the bridge of the USCGC Healy on August 20  2012 northwest of Barr...
Scattered ice floes are seen from the bridge of the USCGC Healy on August 20, 2012 northwest of Barrow, Alaska. Arctic sea ice fell to its lowest daily extent in the satellite record on Sunday, August 26, 2012, a record since surpassed.
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Photo from IceBerg, by Evelyn Berg. Used with permission by the photographer.
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A sheet of ice can be seen in a Crossville, Tennessee parking lot.
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Ice crystals formed around autumn still green leaves and plant debris.
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Ice of Minnekhada Regional Park, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
Ice scuptures at Icefest 2013 in Toronto  Ontario  Canada.
Ice scuptures at Icefest 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ice of Minnekhada Regional Park  Port Coquitlam  BC  Canada.
Ice of Minnekhada Regional Park, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
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Ice can been seen hanging from the front of this house.
Immigrants at a San Francisco rally
Immigrants at a San Francisco rally
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ICE Special Agents (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) arresting suspects during a raid.
ICE Special Agents (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) arresting suspects during a raid.
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Ice breaking up on the River Danube in Serbia
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SCENE: The entry to the Pier 14 walking pier on the San Francisco waterfront is shown in a photograp...
SCENE: The entry to the Pier 14 walking pier on the San Francisco waterfront is shown in a photograph from 2010.
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Ice forming into new shapes in Lempäälä, Finland
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American Holly leaves covered in ice. Savannah, GA 1/29/14
Operation Cross Check in northern Virginia  U.S.
March 18  2013
Operation Cross Check in northern Virginia, U.S. March 18, 2013
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Photo from IceBerg  by Evelyn Berg. Used with permission by the photographer.
Photo from IceBerg, by Evelyn Berg. Used with permission by the photographer.
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CE Immigration Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid.
CE Immigration Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid.
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