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Nereidum Montes helps unlock Mars' glacial past
On 6 June, the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA's Mars Express revisited the Argyre basin as featured in our October release, but this time aiming at Nereidum Montes, some 380 km northeast of Hooke crater. (2012-11-01)

Polar ice experts meet to seek consensus on Antarctic contribution to sea-level rise
Thirty of the world's top polar ice experts meet at The University of Texas at Austin March 26-28 to seek consensus on a major uncertainty concerning future sea-level rise, the fate of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. They will issue a statement March 28 followed by a public panel on campus. The fate of the ice sheet lacked consensus in the recent IPCC assessment though it could raise global sea level by several meters. (2007-03-15)

Greenland Ice Sheet during the 20th Century -- a missing link in IPCC's climate report
For the very first time, climate researchers from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, together with a national and an International team of researchers, publish in the scientific journal Nature their direct observations of the reduction and melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the latest 110 years. (2015-12-16)

Complete mitochondrial genome of 5,000-year-old mummy yields surprise
Researchers have revealed the complete mitochondrial genome of one of the world's most celebrated mummies, known as the Tyrolean Iceman or Ötzi. The sequence represents the oldest complete DNA sequence of modern humans' mitochondria, according to the report published online on Oct. 30 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. (2008-10-30)

Climate change increases hazard risk in alpine regions says research led by University of Exeter
Climate change could cause increasing and unpredictable hazard risks in mountainous regions, according to a new study by UK and Austrian researchers. The study analyzes the effects of two extreme weather events -- the 2003 heatwave and the 2005 flood -- on the Eastern European Alps. (2010-06-15)

Gravity data show that Antarctic ice sheet is melting increasingly faster
Princeton University researchers 'weighed' Antarctica's ice sheet using gravitational satellite data and found that during the past decade, Antarctica's massive ice sheet lost twice the amount of ice in its western portion compared with what it accumulated in the east. Their conclusion -- the southern continent's ice cap is melting ever faster. (2015-04-30)

Extreme fieldwork, climate modeling yields new insight into predicting Greenland's melt
A new UCLA-led study brings together scientists from land hydrology, glaciology and climate modeling to unravel a meltwater mystery. UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith and his team of researchers discovered that some meltwater from the lakes and rivers atop the region's glaciers, is being stored and trapped on top of the glacier inside a low-density, porous 'rotten ice.' This phenomenon affects climate model predictions of Greenland's meltwater. (2017-12-08)

Science picks - leads, feeds and story seeds
Looking for hot science stories? This new monthly compendium of USGS science news, facts, events, and contacts is designed to help you cover the ongoing earth and natural science research and investigations at USGS. Footage, photos and web links are provided, as appropriate. (2002-09-10)

Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts
A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts. (2017-08-17)

Historical records may underestimate global sea level rise
New research from scientists at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Old Dominion University, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows that the longest and highest-quality records of historical ocean water levels may underestimate the amount of global average sea level rise that occurred during the 20th century. (2016-10-03)

Researchers crack the 'Karakoram anomaly'
Researchers identify 'Karakoram vortex' and explain why glaciers near K2 are growing in size. (2017-08-07)

OU study suggests the bacterial ecology that lives on humans has changed in the last 100 years
A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes. The microbiomes from ancient people have broad reaching implications for understanding recent changes to human health, such as what good bacteria might have been lost as a result of our current abundant use of antibiotics and aseptic practices. (2012-12-13)

A new approach to assessing future sea level rise from ice sheets
Future sea level rise due to the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could be substantially larger than estimated in Climate Change 2007, the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC, according to new research from the University of Bristol. (2013-01-06)

Predicting how forests in the western US will respond to changing climate
On the mountain slopes of the western United States, climate can play a major role in determining which tree communities will thrive in the harshest conditions, according to new work from Carnegie's Leander Anderegg and University of Washington's Janneke Hille Ris Lambers. Their findings are an important step in understanding how forest growth will respond to a climate altered by human activity. (2019-02-25)

Natural World Heritage Sites hammered by human activities
A University of Queensland-led international study published today warns that more than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites are being destroyed by encroaching human activities. Lead author and UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Ph.D. student James Allan said Natural World Heritage Sites should be maintained and protected fully. (2017-01-30)

SEEDS program sponsors field trip to Calgary
ESA's Strategies for Ecology Education, Development and Sustainability (SEEDS) program is sponsoring a Student Field Trip from June 5-11, 2004 with a theme of (2004-06-04)

Arctic heats up more than other places
Temperature change in the Arctic is happening at a greater rate than other places in the Northern Hemisphere, and this is expected to continue. As a result, glacier and ice-sheet melting, sea-ice retreat, coastal erosion and sea level rise can be expected. A new comprehensive scientific synthesis, led by USGS and commissioned by the US Climate Change Science Program, of past Arctic climates demonstrates for the first time the pervasive nature of Arctic climate amplification. (2009-01-16)

AGU: Glacial thinning has sharply accelerated at major South American icefields
For the past four decades scientists have monitored the ebbs and flows of the icefields in the southernmost stretch of South America's vast Andes Mountains, detecting an overall loss of ice as the climate warms. A new study, however, finds that the rate of glacier thinning has increased by about half over the last dozen years in the Southern Patagonian Icefield, compared to the 30 years prior to 2000. (2012-09-05)

Ice beetles impacted by climate change
California Academy of Sciences entomologist Dave Kavanaugh never intended to embark on a climate change study this past summer. But the beetles he's been observing and documenting for more than 40 years left him little choice. (2008-12-01)

Antarctic ice sheet mass loss has increased
An international study involving scientists from TU Dresden delivers comprehensive facts. (2018-06-14)

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