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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.