New weak point discovered in the Antarctic ice sheet

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Push from Mississippi kept Deepwater Horizon oil slick off shore

Posted: 10 May 2012 07:50 PM PDT

Geoscientists offer an explanation for why the Deepwater Horizon oil spill didn’t have the environmental impact that many had feared. Using publicly available datasets, their study reveals that the force of the Mississippi River emptying into the Gulf of Mexico created mounds of freshwater which pushed the oil slick off shore.

New weak point discovered in the Antarctic ice sheet

Posted: 09 May 2012 10:59 AM PDT

The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, may start to melt rapidly in this century and no longer act as a barrier for ice streams draining the Antarctic Ice Sheet, new research shows.
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