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Ancient giant sea turtle with never-before-seen features found in Europe, scientists say  CNN

Ancient giant sea turtle with never-before-seen features found in Europe, scientists say CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Long ago, gigantic marine turtles swam the Earth’s seas. Until recently, these prehistoric giants, reaching lengths of over 3 meters (10 feet) from head to tail, were thought to be found only in …

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Jason Elam wades through flood waters around his home after Hurricane Nicole blew ashore on Nov. 10, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Rising sea levels could swamp the US coastline by 2050, NASA predicts

Sea levels are likely rising faster than previously thought, meaning low-lying coastal cities in the US could flood far more regularly in the coming decades, a NASA study has revealed. According to the study, which analyzed three decades of satellite observations, by 2050, sea levels along the coastlines of the contiguous US could rise as …

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Meltwater lakes on a Greenland ice sheet.

Sea levels may rise much faster than thought, data from Greenland suggest

Greenland’s largest ice sheet is thawing at a much higher rate than expected, a new study has revealed, suggesting it will add six times more water to the rising sea levels than previously thought. And the trend may not be limited to Greenland, scientists worry. The study used GPS measurements and computer modeling to estimate …

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Researchers from Denmark and the US used satellite data and numerical models to examine ice loss at the sheet since 2012. Pictured: satellite image from August 2021 showing the disintegration of Zachariae Glacier

Melting Greenland ice sheet could cause sea levels to rise by 0.5 INCHES by the end of the century

Melting of the Northeast Greenland Ice Sheet could cause sea levels to rise by half an inch by the end of the century, a new study has warned. This is equivalent to the contribution made by the entire Greenland Ice Sheet over the last 50 years, meaning the rate of ice loss has been significantly …

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Researchers detect the first definitive proof of elusive sea level fingerprints

Researchers detect the first definitive proof of elusive sea level fingerprints

Photo of a glacier. Credit: Kenichiro Tani When ice sheets melt, something strange and highly counterintuitive happens to sea levels. It works basically like a seesaw. In the area close to where these masses of glacial ice melt, ocean levels fall. Seven thousand miles away, they actually rise. It largely happens because of the loss …

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A new study has warned that the Pine Island Ice Shelf – the ice shelf that controls the flow of ice from the Pine Island Glacier – could be more vulnerable to complete disintegration than previously thought

Pine Island Glacier is more vulnerable than thought – and could cause sea levels to rise by 1.6ft

Antarctica’s Pine Island Ice Shelf is more vulnerable than previously thought – and could cause global sea levels to rise by 1.6 FEET if it collapses, study warns The Pine Island Ice Shelf holds back enough ice to raise sea levels by 1.6ft It could be more vulnerable to complete disintegration than previously thought In …

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Antarctica's melting 'Doomsday glacier' could raise sea levels by 10 feet, scientists say

Antarctica’s melting ‘Doomsday glacier’ could raise sea levels by 10 feet, scientists say

One of Antarctica’s most important glaciers is holding on “by its fingernails” as warming temperatures around the globe threaten to cause further deterioration, which could then destabilize the glaciers in the entire region. The Thwaites glacier, located in the Amundsen Sea in western Antarctica, is among the fastest-changing glaciers in the region, according to scientists. …

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Antarctica's "doomsday glacier" could raise global sea levels by 10 feet.  Scientists say it's "holding on today by its fingernails."

Antarctica’s “doomsday glacier” could raise global sea levels by 10 feet. Scientists say it’s “holding on today by its fingernails.”

The loss of a glacier the size of Florida in Antarctica could wreak havoc on the world as scientists expect it would raise global sea levels up to 10 feet. It’s already melting at a fast rate — and scientists say its collapse may only increase rapidly in the coming years. The Thwaites Glacier is …

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'Doomsday' glacier,' which could raise sea level by several feet, is holding on 'by its fingernails,' scientists say

‘Doomsday’ glacier,’ which could raise sea level by several feet, is holding on ‘by its fingernails,’ scientists say

The Thwaites Glacier, capable of raising the sea level by several feet, is eroding along its underwater base as the planet warms. In a study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists mapped the glacier’s historical retreat, hoping to learn from its past what the glacier will likely do in the future. They found …

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