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Rink Glacier in western Greenland, with a meltwater lake visible center. NASA/OIB

NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, what they didn't expect to see was a whole new type of melting.

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Scientists Go to Coldest Place on Earth to Collect Ice Cores for Future Generations to Study

By Alex Kirby

An ambitious scientific expedition is due to start work on May 22 on Bolivia's second-highest mountain, Illimani. The researchers plan to drill three ice cores from the Illimani glacier, and to store two of them in Antarctica as the start of the world's first ice archive.

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The edge of the Filchner-Ronne ice shelf in the Weddell Sea. Ralph Timmermann/AWI

Antarctic Warming Threatens World's Second Largest Ice Shelf

By Tim Radford

German scientists have worked out the process that could destroy an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Iraq.

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Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers as global temperatures rise. Jinrui Qu/CC-BY-SA-2.0

Going, Going, Gone: Only 26 Glaciers Left in Glacier National Park

Warming temperatures have caused glaciers in Montana's iconic Glacier National Park to shrink an average of 39 percent over the past 50 years, with some glaciers losing 82 percent of their mass since 1966, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Melting Ice Could Unleash Deadly Bacteria Lain Dormant for Millennia

Deep in the soils of permafrost lurks unknown and archaic bacteria that could potentially spawn viruses and disease that the human race has never been exposed to, at least, not in the recent history of penicillin. But with climate change rapidly heating up the poles, the permafrost is melting away, and we may have to face whatever is beneath the ice.

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The 1981 TV Documentary That Warned About Global Warming

By Leo Hickman

On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1981, the UK's only commercial TV channel, ITV, broadcast an hour-long documentary, Warming Warning.

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Shocking Photo Shows Massive Chunk of Ice Towering Over Town

A massive iceberg is towering over a Newfoundland town, as climate change continues to cause dramatic and spectacular events.

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Earth's Melting Glaciers Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images

If you don't agree with 97 percent of climate scientists that climate change is real, you should at least believe your own eyes.

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The meltwater of Canada's Kaskawulsh glacier was suddenly rerouted last May due to human-induced climate change. Photo credit: Jim Best

Human-Caused Climate Change Reroutes Entire River for First Time on Record

By Andy Rowell

New research published in the journal Nature Geoscience Monday outlines the first documented case in modern times of what is being called "river piracy," in which one huge river suddenly flows into another.

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