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Bolivian glaciers melt at alarming rate

22 October, 2016 – A new study mapping the effects of dwindling glaciers on people living in Bolivia reveals rapid shrinkage and potentially dangerous glacial lakes

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Greenland rises as ice sheet melts faster

1 October, 2016 – New research shows that Greenland has been losing billions more tonnes of ice than thought – and gaining height as bedrock rises under less weight.

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Dam backup plan for glacier ice loss

1 June, 2016 – Summer water shortages caused by the reduction of glacier ice mass could be alleviated by dams being constructed to contain springtime runoff from melting snow.

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Shock impacts hit Greenland’s ice

14 May, 2016 – New research indicates that melting of the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet is being accelerated by the seismic impact of waves crashing against Greenland’s coastline.

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Antarctic may melt faster than feared

2 April, 2016 – Scientists in the US predict that the alarming rate at which Antarctica’s ice continues to thaw could be enough to double global sea level rise within this century.

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Cloud blanket warms up melting icecap

30 January, 2016 – New study shows that up to 30% of the Greenland icecap melting is due to cloud cover that is helping to raise temperatures − and accelerate sea level rise.

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