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Earth's Two Ice Sheets Melting Faster Than Expected, Surprising Study Finds

The massive Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets that sit near Earth's two poles are melting at an increasingly faster pace, a new study finds. Full story

Earth's ice sheets melting faster, study finds

The ice sheets covering both ends of Earth are losing mass at an accelerating pace, and are on a faster-than-projected path to surpass other sources of rising sea levels, according to a new study. Full story

'Squishy' ice alters climate models, study says

A new study shows that it's not just ancient snow that creates massive ice sheets atop Antarctica and Greenland, and that complicates climate models. Full story

Ancient Extinction Linked to Glaciers

Nearly 500 million years ago, when nearly all life was still confined to the oceans, 85 percent of marine species disappeared. New research supports a theory that implicates a double punch of climate change. Full story

Glaciers played role in ancient mass extinction

Nearly 500 million years ago, when nearly all life was still confined to the oceans, 85 percent of marine species disappeared. New research supports a theory that implicates a double punch of climate change. Full story

Experts seek Arctic climate early warning system

Scientists sought on Wednesday to pin down triggers for abrupt climate shifts in the Arctic, such as a feared runaway melt of Greenland's ice sheet, to create an early warning system for governments. Full story

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Records Melt Away on Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland ice sheet saw record melt

Strange Claim: The Sun Rose 2 Days Early in Greenland

Melt of Small Glaciers Could Have Outsize Effect on Sea Level

Meltwater could paradoxically slow glacier flow

IceBridge Antarctic Survey Close to Completing Mission

Health of Antarctic ice gets scientific checkup

Meltwater from glaciers could warm ice even more

Giant ice island breaks off Greenland

‘Dramatic’ ice melt in northwest Greenland

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  Shrimp cousin discovered in Antarctica

NASA scientists watch a shrimp-like creature check out a camera cable that is exploring 600 feet below an ice sheet in Antarctica. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown has the story.

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