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Oct 1, 2014 01:23 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Rapid ice loss from West Antarctica's ice sheet caused a slight dip in the Earth's gravitational field over the region. Continue reading →
Sep 18, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new winter record for 2014, while Arctic summer sea ice hit its sixth lowest minimum.
Sep 9, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Shrinking sea ice, which allows more energy to transfer from the ocean to the atmosphere, could cause more brutal winter weather events. Continue reading →
Aug 20, 2014 07:01 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
A new study suggests that the 1912 Titanic disaster may have been caused by an increase in icebergs -- a condition that might threaten ships now. Continue reading →
Aug 14, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Glaciers worldwide are melting due to human factors, such as greenhouse-gas emissions and aerosols, a new study suggests.
Aug 12, 2014 03:08 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
A massive 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile in 2010 also caused the ice sheets in Antarctica to vibrate, nearly 3,000 miles away. Continue reading →
Aug 4, 2014 06:30 PM ET // Kelly Dickerson, LiveScience
New images from NASA's Earth Observatory reveal the turquoise melt ponds in the Arctic that form every summer.
Jun 16, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Runaway icebergs are bashing into Antarctica's shores, leading to dramatic population losses of the tough species trying to exist in the region. Continue reading →
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