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Study Reveals Net Ice Gain in Antarctica

A new study of ice formation in Antarctica could challenge conventional wisdom that the continent is losing land ice. Writing in the Journal of Glaciology, NASA said satellite data showed that the Antarctic ice sheet gained 112 billion tons of ice per year from 1992 to 2001. That slowed to 82 billion tons annually from 2003 to 2008. But the gains were not uniform around the continent. “We’re essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the...

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