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  1. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Melting of ice may doom Antarctica's emperor penguins, scientists warn

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Antarctica's emperor penguins will lose their main food source as southern sea ice vanishes due to global warming, a new study warns Melting ice may doom penguins The population of Antarctica's famous emperor penguins could fall by a third by the end of the century because of disappearing sea ice, putting them at risk of extinction, say researchers. Writing ...

  2. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Scientists warn of ‘unstoppable’ ice melt in Antarctica’s Wilkes Basin

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Oslo Warming could trigger 'unstoppable' slide into the ocean, raising sea levels by up to 4m Scientists warn on Antarctic ice melt Part of East Antarctica is more vulnerable than expected to a thaw that could trigger an unstoppable slide of ice into the ocean and raise world sea levels for thousands of years, a study shows. The Wilkes Basin in East Antarctica, ...

  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 - Asia

    Could 'fire ice' fuel the future?

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:44am by Foreign Policy Magazine

    ... Foreign Policy Magazine Japan is aiming to tap potentially vast natural gas reserves trapped beneath the sea floor- including disputed territory claimed by Beijing Could 'fire ice' fuel the future? During their three-day meeting last month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe again asked US President Barack Obama to speed up exports of American natural gas to help his ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong men sought after drug deal ends with student shot dead, dumped in sea

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:48am by Bryan Harris

    ... market. "Given that it was Ice, it is highly likely that it was sourced from your neck of the woods," said a source from Australian police circles. "The fact that this recent ... of a recent importation. Although several countries could easily be nominated, the involvement of Hong Kong-based criminals is a likely source." Commonly known as Ice, meth is one of the most ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Arctic sea ice at lowest recorded level, US centre says

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington "We're in uncharted territory," US scientists warn after summer melt leads to smallest cover Arctic sea ice at lowest recorded level, study finds Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its smallest surface area since record-keeping began, taking the world into "uncharted territory" as climate change intensifies, US scientists ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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- ...




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