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Antarctica's Ice Shelves Are Thinning Fast
Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf.
March 27th, 2015
In West Antarctica, some ice shelves could melt away within a century.
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Does The United States Need a Science Laureate? (Op-Ed)
Neil deGrasse Tyson, science laureate
March 21st, 2015
Akin to the poet laureate position, the honorary one-year laureate appointment would give a respected scientist an official national platform to enhance the public understanding of science and attract students to STEM fields.
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Hidden Channels Beneath East Antarctica Could Cause Massive Melt
East Antarctica, Totten Glacier
March 18th, 2015
A glacier the size of California in East Antarctica is in danger of melting away, which could lead to an extreme thaw increases sea levels by about 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) worldwide if the glacier vanishes, a new study finds.
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Gorgeous Satellite Image Reveals Galloping Antarctic Glacier
Pine Island Glacier
March 25th, 2015
Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica flowed about 325 feet (100 meters) between March 3 and March 15, 2015.
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Arctic Sea Ice's Winter Peak Is Lowest on Record
Arctic Sea Ice Peak
March 20th, 2015
Arctic sea ice hit its annual peak early this year, and climate scientists say the North's below-average ice conditions made this year's maximum extent the lowest on record.
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Arctic Sea Ice Dwindling Toward Record Winter Low
Air temperature anomaly map
March 12th, 2015
Winter is when Arctic sea ice reaches its peak extent, but this year it could set a record seasonal low.
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Will We Combat Global Warming, Despite Our Nature? (Op-Ed)
mice, memories, false memories
March 4th, 2015
To solve the climate crisis, people will need to see beyond their human nature.
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Snow Melting 16 Days Earlier in Wyoming Mountains
Wind River Range
March 25th, 2015
The spring snowmelt comes more than two weeks earlier than it did in the 1970s in Wyoming's Wind River Range, a new study finds.
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Flat CO2 Emissions Not Enough to Curb Climate Change, Experts Say
March 19th, 2015
Global emissions of carbon dioxide stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years that there was no climb in emissions during a time of economic growth. This suggests efforts to reduce emissions may be working, but experts say it's not that simple.
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Arctic Glacier Has Its Own Aquifer
Svalbard
March 11th, 2015
Isolated glaciers can store liquid water in their upper layers for years, similar to firn aquifers found in Greenland.
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