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Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 7% Faster Than Previously Thought

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 7% Faster Than Previously Thought

By Jeremy Deaton You might know the feeling—after months of encouraging news from your bathroom scale, you discover the device is broken. The outlook on your weight-loss goal is worse than you realized. Scientists just went through something similar, except instead of a scale, it was a system of satellites, and instead of your winter […]

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    Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 7% Faster Than Previously Thought

    Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 7% Faster Than Previously Thought

    By Jeremy Deaton You might know the feeling—after months of encouraging news from your bathroom scale, you discover the device is broken. The outlook on your weight-loss goal is worse than you realized. Scientists just went through something similar, except instead of a scale, it was a system of satellites, and instead of your winter […]

    Are Algae Blooms Contributing to the Melting of Greenland’s Ice Sheet?

    Are Algae Blooms Contributing to the Melting of Greenland’s Ice Sheet?

    When we read about algae blooms, they are often associated with a lake or the ocean, not glaciers. A team of scientists, though, are looking at just that: how algae blooms affect glacier melt. The Black and Bloom project aims to understand how dark particles and microorganisms living in the melt water on the surface […]

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    TomDispatch by Michael Klare Rarely does the release of a data-driven report on energy trends trigger front-page headlines around the world. That, however, is exactly what happened on Nov. 12 when the prestigious Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released this year’s edition of its World Energy Outlook. In the process, just about everyone missed its […]