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Joint NASA Study Reveals Leaks In Antarctic 'Plumbing System'

2/15/2007 Scientists using NASA satellites have discovered an extensive network of waterways beneath a fast-moving Antarctic ice stream that provide clues as to how "leaks" in the system impact sea level and the world's largest ice sheet. More

Multinational Scientific Expedition Kicks Off IPY 2007-2008

12/19/2006 An international team sailed from Punta Arenas, Chile for a two-week, NSF-sponsored research cruise. More

NASA Spacecraft Read Layered Clues to Changes on Mars

12/13/2006 Some of the first radar and imaging results from NASA's newest Mars spacecraft, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, show details in layers of ice-rich deposits near the poles. Observed variations in the layers' thickness and composition will yield information about recent climate cycles on the red planet. More

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Successfully Completes Critical Design Review

12/6/2006 The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the first in a series of robotic missions to the moon, successfully completed its Critical Design Review on Nov. 9, 2006. The lunar orbiter is scheduled for launch in October 2008. More

Greenland Ice Sheet on a Downward Slide

10/19/2006 For the first time NASA scientists have analyzed data from direct, detailed satellite measurements to show that ice losses now far surpass ice gains in the shrinking Greenland ice sheet. More

NASA and NOAA Announce Ozone Hole is a Double Record Breaker

10/19/2006 NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists report this year's ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere has broken records for area and depth. More

Rapid Growth of Huge Northern Bog Complex May Have Helped Kick-Start Past Global Warming

10/12/2006 UCLA and Russian Academy of Sciences scientists' findings appear in the October 13 issue of Science. More

Shrinking Ponds Signal Warmer, Dryer Alaska

10/12/2006 Source: Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks More

Alaska Study Offers Strategies to Mitigate Climate Warming

10/4/2006 Source: University of Alaska Fairbanks More

Divers Conduct Health Check-Up of Aleutians

10/3/2006 Source: University of Alaska Fairbanks More
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