01 Sep '12, 1pm

Ice Loss on Puncak Jaya [image] #NASA

Ice Loss on Puncak Jaya [image] #NASA

Tropical and glacier don’t seem like words that belong in the same sentence. But mountain peaks near the equator in South America, Africa, and tropical Asia have supported glaciers for thousands of years. The vast majority of tropical glaciers—over 99 percent—are found in the Andes nations of Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru. Only a few isolated peaks in eastern Africa, including Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, support year-round ice. The only country in tropical Asia with glaciers is Indonesia. In 2012, its Maoke mountain range, which runs through the center of the island of New Guinea, still had glaciers on the slope of its tallest peak. Tropical glaciers have retreated significantly in the past century, and many have lost more than half of their ice in the last few decades. Scientists calculate that if current rates of ice loss continue, many tropical glaciers wi...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=79084&s...

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navy.mil 04 Sep '12, 4am

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Up, up, and away!

Up, up, and away!

navy.mil 05 Sep '12, 5pm

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CuteCarry @ Association of Image Consultants International Education Members Day. | CuteCarry - Mala

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cutecarry.com 02 Sep '12, 4pm

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Flooding and Drought in Etosha Pan [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Sep '12, 1pm

Outside of the Sahara, the driest country in Africa is Namibia. Although flooding is familiar in the country’s far eastern...

Prevent Ice Dams on your Gutters

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resnet.us 01 Sep '12, 9pm

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Refueling...in the middle of the #oceans #waterwednesday

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navy.mil 05 Sep '12, 2pm

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) The Mine Countermeasures Ships USS Dextrous (MCM 13), USS Devastator...

Going for a run...in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!

Going for a run...in the middle of the Pacific ...

navy.mil 04 Sep '12, 2pm

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) kick off the ship-wide Wa...

Ice scientist: Loss of Arctic ice is massively compounding effects of greenhouse gas emissions

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grist.org 06 Sep '12, 8pm

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French luxury giant Hermes to open fewer new stores over next 5 years to protect high-end image

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straitstimes.com 01 Sep '12, 1pm

PARIS/MILAN (REUTERS) - French luxury giant Hermes is to open fewer new stores over the next five years to protect its hig...

Drawing Smiles: Renowned Cartoonists Visit Big E @TheCVN65 @Marvel @art4mad

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navy.mil 04 Sep '12, 7pm

ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 31, 2012) Tom Richmond, a cartoonist with MAD Magazine, draws a picture of Personnel Specialist 2nd Clas...

Antarctic temperature spike linked to ongoing ice loss

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grist.org 24 Aug '12, 1pm

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navy.mil 05 Sep '12, 9pm

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swensens.com.sg 06 Sep '12, 7am

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Loss of Tropical Forests Reduces Rain

Loss of Tropical Forests Reduces Rain

greenbuildingelements.com 06 Sep '12, 6pm

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Time for take off! An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from a catapult on the flight deck of USS Enterprise

Time for take off! An F/A-18F Super Hornet laun...

navy.mil 04 Sep '12, 6pm

ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 3, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 launch...