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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 06:13 PM
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New lakes beneath Antarctic ice (BBC)
Scientists have discovered four giant lakes under the Antarctic ice.

Together the four are as big as Lake Vostok, the biggest body of water so far discovered in Antarctica.

Researchers say the newly found lakes appear to affect how rapidly ice is transported from the interior of the continent to the sea.

Writing in the journal Nature, they say that understanding the interaction of lakes and ice is crucial to forecasting the impacts of climate change.

The four lakes lie under the Recovery ice stream which brings ice from hundreds of kilometres inland into the Weddell Sea.
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more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6391801.stm
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 06:18 PM
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1. The ice caps are melting, the oceans are dying... this planet
will not be the same place for my future grandkids as it was for me in the 70s and 80s.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-24-07 04:16 AM
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