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  1. Infographics - ENVIRONMENT

    Under the sea: How shrinking ice will change Hong Kong's shorelines

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:55pm by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Alberto Lucas Lopez The earth contains almost 21 million cubic kilometres of ice, or about 2 per cent of the planet´s water. As the earth warms, the ice is shrinking. Scientists have warned the Arctic could be free of ice by 2040. If all of the world´s ice were to melt, sea levels would rise by more than 65 metres, radically altering shorelines. This is how Hong Kong looks ...

  2. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Last edge of Greenland ice sheet to resist global warming is now unstable

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... "river" of ice that flows to the coast in northeastern Greenland. Known as an ice stream, the "river" takes ice from a vast basin and slowly shifts it to the sea. In the past, the flow ... now it seems that all the margins of the Greenland ice sheet are unstable." Greenland is estimated to contribute 0.5mm to the 3.2 mm annual rise in global sea levels. The study's ...

  3. News - World - NATURE

    Shrinking sea ice forces walruses to crowd onto remote Alaskan beach

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... unable to find sea ice over shallow Arctic Ocean water have come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Friday ... walruses were counted after a stampede in September 2009 at Alaska's Icy Cape. The gathering of walruses on shore is a phenomenon that has accompanied the loss of summer sea ice amid a warming ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Work on LA subway line unearths ice-age fossils

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by MCT, AP

    ... Agencies in Los Angeles Ice age fossils found at LA subway site An exploratory subway shaft dug just down the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has uncovered a treasure ... cypress cones. For palaeontologist Kim Scott the most exciting finds have been a rock embedded with what appears to be part of a sea lion's mouth- perhaps two million years old- ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    HK$8.9m worth of electronic goods seized after high-speed sea chase

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 02:01pm

    ... from a local fishing boat after a high-speed sea chase off Sai Kung during an anti-smuggling operation, police say today. According to police, five to six smugglers managed to escape towards the mainland in two speedboats, powered by two outboard engines, after they outran two police launches. The seizure was made on Tuesday night as three police launches patrolled the sea off Sai Kung. ...

  6. News - World - PREHISTORY

    Native Americans’ ancestors ‘spent 10,000 years on Ice Age land bridge’

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Ice Age ancestors of native Americans lived on land linking Siberia and Alaska, say scientists Chilly 10,000-yearcamp-out on way to the Americas When it comes to camp-outs, this one was epic. On the way from Asia into the Americas, the ancestors of native Americans hunkered down for about 10,000 years during a particularly frigid period of the Ice Age ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Arctic Sea ice retreats to record minimum as UN climate talks stall

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:55am by Los Angeles Times, The Guardian

    ... Agencies in Los Angeles and London Experts warn of self-perpetuating momentum of warming amid anger over stalled talks on UN accord to combat greenhouse-gas emissions Arctic Sea ice retreats to reach minimum on record The fast-changing Arctic broke new records for loss of sea ice and spring snow cover this year, as well as the extent of the summertime melt of the Greenland ice ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - GLOBAL WARMING

    Rising seas may threaten one-fifth of world heritage sites, say scientists

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Rising seas may threaten many world heritage sites Global landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Tower of London and Sydney Opera House will be lost to rising seas caused ... of the century- nearly one-fifth of the planet's 720 world heritage sites will be affected as ice sheets melt and warming oceans expand. The study, published in the journal Environmental Research ...

  9. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Sea ice in Arctic Ocean declines to a record low

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Sea ice in Arctic Ocean declines to a record low The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted to its smallest point ever in a milestone that may show ... the decline in summer Arctic sea ice "is considered a strong signal of long-term climate warming". The sea ice fell to 4.10 million square kilometres, some 70,000 square kilometres less than ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Loss of Arctic sea ice must spur action

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by STEFAN RAMSTORF

    ... Stefan Rahmstorf Stefan Rahmstorf says the switch to sustainable use of energy is critical to slow global warming Loss of Arctic sea ice must spur us to act In 1845, Captain Sir John ... the Northwest Passage and remains one of the greatest tragedies of polar exploration. Today, a far greater Arctic tragedy is unfolding: the Arctic sea-ice cap is melting. Last month, an unprecedented ...




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