Articles tagged "glacier melt"

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Rapid decline in glacier coverage of the Cordillera Blanca contaminating surrounding waters, Peru

70% of the world's tropical glaciers are based in the Peruvian Andes and are responsible for providing local communities with drinking water and the water supplies for agriculture, energy production and tourism. According to new research, glacier coverage of the...

January 13, 2016

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Massive amounts of fresh water, glacial melt pouring into Gulf of Alaska

Incessant mountain rain, snow and melting glaciers in a comparatively small region of land that hugs the southern Alaska coast and empties fresh water into the Gulf of Alaska would create the sixth largest coastal river in the world if it emerged as a single stream, a r

March 20, 2015

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Antarctic sea ice grows to all-time record high

While we are seeing decline of Arctic sea ice, Antarctic sea ice hit its annual winter maximum on September 22, 2014 reaching a record area of 20.11 million square kilometers (7.76 million square miles). The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced on

October 09, 2014

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Satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Recent satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, a key air transportation hub on Greenland. Located in southwestern Greenland roughly 125 kilometers (75 miles) from the coast, Kangerlussuaq, or Kanger, hosts one of the island’s busiest commercial airports.

July 29, 2012

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Arctic ocean show significant increase in freshwater content

Since the 1900, the freshwater content of the upper Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 %. This corresponds to a rise of approx. 8,400 cubic kilometres and has the same magnitude as the volume of freshwater annually exported on average from this marine region in

March 30, 2011

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Climate change halves Peru glacier

A glacier on Peru's Huaytapallana Moutain shed half its surface ice in just 23 years, officials said Wednesday, reinforcing concerns of climate change's growing threat to fresh water resources."Recent scientific studies indicate that between June 1983 and August

February 25, 2011