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The astronomy pages formerly available at this address are no longer available. They were left up, without maintenance, for almost 20 years, because …

Arctic sea ice plummeting toward 3rd or 4th-lowest extent on record

Arctic sea ice extent is nearing its seasonal minimum, and based on recent trends it is likely to rank as the 3rd or 4th-lowest extent on record …

Burning all fossil fuels will melt entire Antarctic ice-sheet, study shows

Oceans would rise by over 50m sinking land inhabited by a billion people and changing the face of planet Earth, say scientists<p>Burning all the world’s coal, oil and gas would melt the entire Antarctic ice-sheet and cause the oceans to rise by over 50m, a transformation unprecedented in human …

Global Warming

Antarctica is gaining ice, NASA study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Antarctica is gaining more ice than it has lost, according to a new study by NASA.<p>A NASA team came to this conclusion after scientists examined the heights of the region's ice sheet measured from satellites.<p>The new methods used by scientists to come to this study's conclusion, such as …

Climate Change

Flooding experts say Britain will have to adapt to climate change – and fast

UK won't be able to defend everywhere against flooding and higher sea levels. So what does that mean for Somerset Levels?<p>"You are looking at retreat," says Prof Colin Thorne, a flooding expert at the University of Nottingham. "It is the only sensible policy – it makes no sense to defend the …