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Arctic seafloor is "leaking" methane
Posted on 10 Mar 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, the evidence for climate change can be found in the many changes occurring across the globe. One of the most disturbing such events is the recent evidence that the Arctic seafloor is emitting methane into the atmosphere. As noted... Read More

Fissures found in glaciers raise questions about future ice movement
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Water is at the heart of the dynamic behavior of glaciers. Water located beneath a glacier is believed to "lubricate" its movement toward the sea. How glaciers melt and move is likely to have a major impact on sea levels. It thus came as... Read More

DNA analysis suggests polar bears evolved relatively recently
Posted on 6 Jun 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Ursus maritimus , the polar bear, is a specialized predator that (ignoring those that forage for garbage in towns and villages along the Arctic coast) hunts solely on sea ice. Several studies have concurred that polar bears are closely related to brown... Read More