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ESA’s new Biomass satellite to measure Earth’s precious resources

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced Monday, the selection of ‘Biomass’ as the subject of its seventh Earth Explorer mission. The planned satellite will measure, to great accuracy, biomass and carbon stored in the world’s forests.

Scientists argue reasons for Antarctic sea ice expansion

With records going back to 1979, there is little dispute that Arctic ice is in retreat but up till now scientists have had difficulty in reconciling an expansion of Antarctic sea ice with global warming.

What Antarctica looks like without ice — the Bedmap 2 Project

A new study of the physical properties of the Antarctic landmass has revealed the most detailed map yet produced, showing a landscape of mountain ranges gorges and ravines significantly deeper than ever imagined.

Siberian cave study warns of permafrost thaw tipping point

Evidence assembled from stalactite and stalagmite formations in frozen caves in Siberia by a team of international scientists led by Oxford University gives some clues as to what might happen if global temperatures continue to rise.

Greenland Ice Sheet melt 'unprecedented' in 2012

After 2012's unprecedented melting of Greenland's Ice Sheet, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) last week launched a new website dedicated to providing up to date satellite data and scientific analysis of what is happening in Greenland.

UN report: Arctic ice melt in 2012 larger than US land area

Doha - A new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), says that an area of Arctic sea ice larger that the area of the US melted this year. According to the UN weather agency, the effects of global climate change are playing "before our eyes."

Arctic ice cap continues record melt

New data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSDIC) reveal that Arctic ice is continuing to melt at an alarming rate. Summer ice in the Arctic may all but disappear over the next few decades, much earlier than scientists had previously predicted.

Climate activists block Shell headquarters with ice pyramid

London - Activists from Climate Justice Collective built an icy pyramid at Shell's London headquarters on Tuesday, in protest over Arctic oil drilling.

Greenland giant iceberg heading out to sea (photos)

A giant iceberg which broke off the Petermann Glacier in Greenland is now on its way to the sea. Shipping may be affected.

NASA scientists say Greenland ice melt in July unprecedented

Nuuk - NASA scientists say that in July, Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a more extensive area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observation. Measurements show that Greenland ice cover has experienced unprecedented degree of melting.

Sherpas say ice melts making Mt Everest more dangerous to climb

Nepalese sherpas have warned that an increase in the rate of snow and ice melt on Mount Everest is making traditional climbing dangerous.
 

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Sheldon Glacier  Antarctica with Mount Barre in background  from Ryder Bay near Rothera Research Sta...
Sheldon Glacier, Antarctica with Mount Barre in background, from Ryder Bay near Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island. A new study examines why Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change over the past two decades.
NASA/JPL
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Satellite image showing ice melt in Greenland
Satellite image showing ice melt in Greenland
NASA
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The graph above shows the daily extent of melt during 2012 on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface as a p...
The graph above shows the daily extent of melt during 2012 on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface as a percentage, compared to the average from 1981 to 2010.
National Snow & Ice Data Center/University of Georgia
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The extent of Arctic sea ice on Aug. 26  2012  the day the sea ice dipped to its previous smallest e...
The extent of Arctic sea ice on Aug. 26, 2012, the day the sea ice dipped to its previous smallest extent before the release of the data for September 2012.The line on the image shows the average minimum extent from the period covering 1979-2010, as measured by satellites. Every summer the Arctic ice cap melts down to what scientists call its “minimum” before colder weather builds the ice cover back up.
Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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A river in Greenland augmented by ice melt: The river that runs through Kanger  called Akuliarusiars...
A river in Greenland augmented by ice melt: The river that runs through Kanger, called Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua in Greenlandic, but also known as Watson River. This river is very milky looking because it is formed by melt-water from the ice sheet. The grey river banks are not ice, but rocks now exposed
John Maurer, University of Colorado
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