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Crises Erupt as Glacial Retreat Threatens Water Resources

Receding glaciers are threatening water supplies across the Andes region from Colombia to Chile, posing threats to lives and livelihoods.A Japan Fund project is helping regional authorities and residents cope with changes and the fundamental challenges.Read More

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Shifting Ocean Currents Drive Accelerating Ice Melt of Antarctic Ice

Shifting ocean currents appear to be accelerating ice melt of the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf in western Antarctica. According to research published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University have recorded ocean currents driving at and underneath the ice shelf, carving out an expanding cavity […]Read More

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International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Day One from Copenhagen

In a run-up to the United Nations COP 15 Climate Change Conference this December, the Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges, and Decisions got under way today in Copenhagen. Hosted by the University of Copenhagen, the conference is one of the world’s largest interdisciplinary meetings on climate change, with over 2000 participants from […]Read More

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Glacier Melting at Twice the Rate of Previous Decades

The World Glacier Monitoring Service in Zurich Switzerland reported recently that in 2007 glaciers worldwide have thinned by an average of 29 inches (74 centimeters), an indication that glaciers are now melting twice as fast as they were in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The new data continues the global trend in accelerated ice loss over […]Read More