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For the first time scientists map elevation changes of Greenlandic and Antarctic glaciers

World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

Wolfgang Kaehler via Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to sea level rise twice as much as they were just five years ago. Using ... Huffington Post, 7 hours ago
Greenland ice melting at record speed Deutsche Welle, 10 hours ago
Something's living beneath the ice Yahoo! UK and Ireland, 1 day ago

Life brimming with active ecosystem beneath Antarctic ice

Washington, Aug 21 (IANS): A lake that has not seen sunlight or felt a breath of wind for millions of years beneath the Antarctic ice is brimming with life and active ecosystem, reveal findings of a massive US expedition. The life is in the form of ...
 Daijiworldcom17 hours ago Ice melt, a mega-city risk  Economic Times1 day ago Melting Antarctic Ice Threatens the World's Megacities  TakePart1 day ago Antarctica to become major contributor to sea level rise faster than previously thought  Homeland Security News Wire4 days ago

Scientists Find Treasure Trove Of Life 2,500 Feet Under Antarctic Ice

Zina Deretsky / NSF U.S. scientists successfully drilled into Lake Whillans, a subglacial expanse of water measuring about 1.2 square miles (3 square kilometers) and hidden deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, they reported on Friday, Jan. 25, ...
 Business Insider12 hours ago Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem  BBC1 day ago Subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems  ExplorersWeb1 day ago Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems  National Science Foundation1 day ago
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Rock-eating microbes found buried in Antarctic lake

News in Science Thursday, 21 August 2014 Irene Klotz Electron microscope image showing a coccoid shaped microbial cell with an attached sediment particle from the subglacial Lake Whillans water column (Source: Trista Vick-Majors) Extreme ...
 ABC Online1 day ago It's Alive! Microbes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice  NBCNews.com1 day ago Antarctic Lake Teems With Life  National Geographic1 day ago Scientists confirm array of microorganisms in buried Antarctic lake  Space Daily19 hours ago

Alien lifeform hopes raised

Photo / File / Thinkstock An ecosystem has been discovered under the Antarctic, raising hopes that life could exist in extreme environments, such as on other planets. Researchers established that tiny life forms were thriving in a lake beneath ...
 New Zealand Herald9 hours ago

Life Discovered In Antarctic Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years

A coccoid-shaped microbe with an attached sediment particle from subglacial Lake Whillans. Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, and now, researchers ...
 Huffington Post14 hours ago Life Under Antarctic Ice Raises Hope of Life on Icy Planets  Prensa Latina7 hours ago Life discovered deep underneath Antarctica  Dominion Post22 hours ago 'Antarctica is not a dead continent': Life found thriving beneath ice  Capital Bay1 day ago

Russian scientists hope to get precious water droplets from Lake Vostok

Russia's top Antarctic scientists are hoping to penetrate Lake Vostok for the second time this autumn and obtain pristine samples of its water, which will provide clues to the climate of the past and the future. Dr Vladimir Lipenkov, head of the ...
 Voice of Russia12 hours ago

Scientists Discover Microbes in a Subglacial Antarctic Lake

. De Agostini— It could help point to the possibilities of life on other planets The frozen desert of Antarctica is challenging enough for life — never mind conditions beneath that ice-bound mass. But NBC News reports that a recent discovery ...
 Time18 hours ago
Times of India

Ancient microbe colonies found living under 800 metres ice in Antarctic

In a major breakthrough, scientists have finally proved that life exists in a lake buried under half a mile (800 meters) of ice on the west Antarctic ice sheet. Lake Whillans where 4000 types of micro-organisms were found has not seen sunlight or ...
 Economic Times20 hours ago

Antarctic bound choir puts on a show in Hobart

The Keystone State Boychoir from Philadelphia has been readying themselves for a cold-weather performance in Antarctica next year with a visit to Tasmania. It will be the group's second trip to the icy continent, making them the only choir to have ...
 ABC Online20 hours ago Keystone State Boychoir prepares for Antarctic weather by performing in Hobart (ABC)  Yahoo! News Australia20 hours ago
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