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06.01.2017
Global warming is currently responsible for a spectacular drop in glacier surface area in the Mont-Blanc massif. Yet researchers suspect that since the last ice age, there have been periods during...
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05.03.2017
French glaciologist Claude Lorius received the prestigious American Bower Award & Prize this month in Philadelphia. We look back at his exceptional career with Jerôme Chappellaz, of the...
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01.12.2017
As a gigantic 5000 square kilometer iceberg threatens to break away from the Antarctic peninsula, CNRS news takes a closer look at these mountains of ice adrift in the sea. Where do they come from,...
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08.29.2016
On August 15, an international team of glaciologists started working on the extraction of the first “legacy ice cores” on Mont-Blanc. The aim is to create a world glacier archive bank in Antarctica....
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10.29.2015
Melting Antarctic glaciers could raise sea levels by nearly a meter before the end of the century. The Astrolabe Glacier in East Antarctica has been under constant monitoring over the past four years...