World  |  Environment  |  Science & Technology  |  Health  |  Human Rights  |  Feel Good  |  Regions
Great News Network
Spread the word:

Chain of Cascading Lakes Discovered Under Antarctica

by Pat Coate | February 17, 2007
"It acts as a lubricant, greasing the skids of the glacier's movement."
- Robert Bindschadler, study co-author/NASA spokesperson

Antarctica - A series of connected lakes has been discovered deep beneath glaciers in Antarctica and are speeding streams of polar ice into the sea, scientists announced yesterday.

The find is important, because scientists believe this water below the surface helps carry ice into the sea, ultimately contributing to a rise in sea levels.

Continue reading on National Geographic article opens in new window 
[Broken link?]


Comment on this story

More Great News

 

Recommendations

About

The Great News Network is meant to supplement your daily news sources - not replace it. It's role is to show that there is hope, people are making a difference, and that a lot of things are getting better.

Optimism is a great catalyst for making the world a better place. When we can see there is hope, then we'll be more compelled to make the effort to do our part.

© 2003-2019 GNN