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Fractures seen in rapidly melting Arctic sea ice, and it's only May

Fractures seen in rapidly melting Arctic sea ice, and it's only May Even accounting for the accelerating pace of Arctic climate change, sea ice loss in the Far North is running well ahead of schedule.This may signal a near record or record low sea ice extent to come in September.

This 'GOT' star teamed up with Google to capture Greenland's melting ice

This 'GOT' star teamed up with Google to capture Greenland's melting ice But for the curious and desk-bound, Google's Street View now offers compelling, panoramic vistas of the region's imperiled ice.About 80 percent of the territory's surface is covered by the Greenland Ice Sheet, which is rapidly melting as global temperatures rise.

Here's what the Ice Age tells us about future sea level rise

Here's what the Ice Age tells us about future sea level rise Glaciers in Greenland, Antarctica and other areas have been melting rapidly in recent years due in part to increasing ocean temperatures.They also used Bassis' mathematical model for describing how ice reacts to air and ocean temperatures, and the implications for sea level rise.

Ancient fossils may hold the oldest known signs of life on Earth

Ancient fossils may hold the oldest known signs of life on Earth Ancient rocks in northwestern Canada may contain the oldest evidence of life on Earth.8 billion years ago near volcanic vents on the seafloor, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature.

Arctic Meltdown: NASA photos capture region in rapid transition

Arctic Meltdown: NASA photos capture region in rapid transition Rapid climate change is transforming the vast region by warming air and sea temperatures, shifting weather patterns, and melting sea and land ice at faster rates than were ever anticipated by even the most pessimistic forecasts a few years ago.March 2017 became the sixth month in a row to set a record for the lowest sea ice extent, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

NASA photographs huge new fissure opening in Greenland glacier

NASA photographs huge new fissure opening in Greenland glacier Scientists recently detected a new crack forming in one of the world’s largest glaciers, the Petermann Glacier in Greenland.The new images come from NASA’s IceBridge operation, which has been flying over northwest Greenland for the last several days.

Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign

Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign Sightseers and selfie-snappers are flocking to Ferryland, Newfoundland, to watch enormous icebergs drift off the Southern Shore.Nearly 650 icebergs have drifted into the North Atlantic as of this week, according to the U.

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic These are the conclusions of a new, comprehensive assessment of the Arctic climate by a division of the Arctic Council — a cooperative, governing body that helps oversee development in the Far North.Compared to the previous SWIPA report, which was produced in 2011, the new assessment paints a far more dire picture of an Arctic climate in overdrive.

The sea would swallow these cities under an 'extreme' scenario

The sea would swallow these cities under an 'extreme' scenario Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century.Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published an extreme high-end sea level rise scenario, showing 10 to 12 feet of sea level rise by 2100 around the U.