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After a quarter-century of intense study, we now know the unequivocal truth: Antarctica is losing ice to the oceans, and that ice loss is picking up speed. Forty percent of sea level rise since 1992 has happened in just the past five years — a three-fold increase in the pace at which icebergs are breaking away from land, according to a comprehensive new study based on satellite data, ground measurements, and models. In West Antarctica, where the ice sheet is inherently unstable, the last five years saw an average net outflow of 159 billion tons of ice. In total, the frozen continent has lost 3 trillion tons of ice since 1992. “As we observe the system for longer, we see more and more changes of the type we feared could happen as the climate warms,” says Helen Fricker, a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California-San Diego who worked on the...

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grist.org 14 Jun '18, 6pm

My hometown, Berkeley, has a long history of making sweeping gestures at the bete noire of the moment. It called for the i...

Antarctic Ice Melt Has Tripled in Five Years

ecowatch.com 14 Jun '18, 12pm

Ice melt in Antarctica has tripled in the last five years, according to the most comprehensive assessment of the state of ...

Ramp-up in Antarctic ice loss speeds sea level ...

climate.nasa.gov 13 Jun '18, 6pm

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that time...

Increasing loss of Antarctic ice is speeding up...

climate.nasa.gov 13 Jun '18, 8pm

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that time...

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grist.org 20 Jun '18, 11am

Once upon a time, shortly after the age of bloodletting, people thought that facts could change minds. It may seem laughab...

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grist.org 16 Jun '18, 4pm

If the Trump administration is good at anything, it’s proposing rollbacks to environmental protections. “Proposing” is the...

Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Since 2012

e360.yale.edu 13 Jun '18, 5pm

The Antarctic Ice Sheet has lost 3 trillion tons of ice since 1992, according to a new analysis published in the journal N...

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in the last 5 years, and here's why that matters

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in the last 5 ye...

mnn.com 14 Jun '18, 5pm

Antarctica's ice sheets contain enough water to raise sea levels by 190 feet (58 meters), but the overall contribution to ...

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grist.org 22 Jun '18, 11am

The government just released a huge study about chemicals. Mazel tov! You made it through the most boring part of this art...

The fight for the right to be cremated by water

The fight for the right to be cremated by water

grist.org 14 Jun '18, 11pm

This story was originally published by New Republic and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sama...

15,851 US service members have died since 2006. Here’s why. https://t.co/LNCKLCBI3m

15,851 US service members have died since 2006....

militarytimes.com 13 Jun '18, 6pm

WASHINGTON – Since 2006, 15,851 active-duty personnel and mobilized reservists have died while serving in the U.S. armed f...

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livingroofs.org 13 Jun '18, 7am

Although green roofs are recognised as playing a positive role in improving air quality, this is linked to the positive ef...

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grist.org 22 Jun '18, 4pm

Thirty years ago this week, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress that the age of climate change had arrived. ...