Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Science 04/08/19, 10:54

Earth's glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America.The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found ...

US scientists to climb Everest, collect data on climate

Science 03/27/19, 00:17

A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region Wednesday to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming.The team led by John All of Western Washington University plans ...

Big U-turn: Key melting Greenland glacier is growing again

Science 03/25/19, 11:52

A new NASA study finds a major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again.The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) and thinning nearly ...

Police: 1 dead after avalanche hit in Switzerland

Europe 02/20/19, 04:43

Swiss police say a 34-year-old Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes has died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Alps ski resort.The man was one of four injured people rescued after ...

Flight instructor investigated in Italy air crash; 7 dead

Europe 01/26/19, 10:02

A prosecutor is investigating a flight instructor who survived a midair collision between a small tourist plane and a helicopter in the Italian Alps.Authorities said the bodies of the last two people from the crash in Italy's Val d'Aosta region ...

Bolivian observatory collects data as glaciers melt

World 11/08/18, 01:35

The snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia's capital, but even here ash and smog reach up to a remote plateau that is home to the world's highest atmospheric observatory.It's an ideal site for ...

Gun shop, manufacturer wants to build in Baraboo

Business 10/18/18, 01:36

Despite their own concerns and those voiced by a neighbor, Baraboo planners granted preliminary approval Tuesday for construction of a gun store, manufacturing operation and indoor shooting range off South Boulevard.The Plan Commission voted 4-1 to approve DEZ Tactical Arms’ ...

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