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It was the kind of video you can't take your eyes off of no matter how horrible the end result appears to be. A group of protestors were peacefully organized outside an ICE detention center in Rhode Island, opposing the federal government's policy toward immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Suddenly, a truck enters into the camera view of a protester and heads directly toward the crowd of 300 young people.

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What Can This Insane 3D Map of Greenland Teach Us About Climate Change?

The Greenland Ice Sheet contains enough water to raise ocean levels by 20 feet, and it’s melting fast.

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As the world looks ahead at a future where climate change may have catastrophic results for our planet and those of us still living on it (who knows, by then maybe we’ll have colonized the moon?) one team of researchers is looking back a few thousand years, and down a few thousand meters, instead. Specifically, they’re looking at—and through—the nearly three million cubic kilometers of frozen water that comprises the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second-largest ice body on the planet.

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Intermission: Fishing Under Ice

Join three fishermen-filmmakers on a trippy, stunning video adventure.

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Greenland Ice Melt Sets New Record The Big Melt: Greenland Lost More Than a France-Sized Area of Ice Last Year

New research finds an astounding amount of ice and snow melt this year on Greenland. See the map that shows just how much.

A longer-than-usual melt season in 2010 proved a record-setter in Greenland. Melting started early, and lasted longer than usual, and in all, melting lasted 50 days longer than average. This map image shows last year compared to number of melts days on average between 1979 and 2009.

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Arctic Ice Shrinks to Another Record Low

Arctic sea ice, "the air conditioner to the planet," is disappearing faster than any models anticipated. Have a look. It's a little alarming.

Most of North America and Europe may be frozen solid this winter, but at the top of the planet, it's been abnormally warm. So warm that the Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest extent ever recorded in January, new analysis from the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows.

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MyPolarIce: Put a Chunk of the Arctic in Your Freezer

Get some arctic ice now, before it's too late!


Two Dutch artists are selling hunks of real polar ice, or, as they tell it, "the opportunity to own a unique piece of history."

MyPolarIce is a venture of sorts brought about by Coralie Vogelaar and Teun Castelein. This past summer, they traveled up to the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in northern Greenland, where they "extracted" ice from icebergs that had recently calved from the rapidly receding Sermeq Kujalleg glacier.

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