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May. 16, 2014

Antarctic Ice Sheet Slipping Into the Sea

Scientists confirmed a West Antarctic ice sheet the size of the Dakotas is melting.

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Feb. 07, 2014

Greenland’s Fast-Moving Glacier Speeds Up

The Jakobshavn glacier reached speeds of more than 150 feet per day during the summer of 2012.

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Apr. 18, 2008

Water Power Cracks Ice Sheet

Researchers working on the Greenland Ice Sheet describe a flow of water exceeding that of Niagara Falls.

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