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Are The Earth's Magnetic Poles About To Flip?

Scientists have detected that the earth's magnetic field has been significantly weakening over the past six months. Data collated by the European Space Agency (ESA) Swarm satellite array indicates that the field has developed several weak areas over the Western Hemisphere.
Conversely, the field has strengthened in other areas such as the...
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Unprecedented Hole Appears in Polar Ice

The thinning of the north polar cap has been a concern of scientists for years, but this summer it appears that the ice is thinning fastest at its center, right around the pole itself. This is unexpected and unprecedented and could lead to an ice-free arctic much sooner than expected. Most scientists did not expect such an event to take place for...
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No Ice at the North Pole

For the first time in human history, there will soon be no ice at the North Pole. In the June 27th edition of the Independent, Steve Connor quotes researcher Mark Serreze as saying, "From the viewpoint of science, the North Pole is just another point on the globe, but symbolically it is hugely important. There is supposed to be ice at the North...

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North Pole on the Move

The magnetic North Pole is leaving Canada and will eventually wind up in Russia. Larry Newitt, of the Geological Survey of Canada, says, "Although it has been moving north or northwest for a hundred years, it is not going to continue in that direction forever. Its speed has increased considerably during the past 25 years, and it could just as...

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Poles May Flip

The Earth?s magnetic poles might be starting to flip, according to Gauthier Hulot of the Institute of Earth Sciences in Paris and his colleagues, who have seen strange anomalies in the Earth?s magnetic field.

The magnetic field is created by the flow of molten iron inside the Earth?s core. These circulation patterns are affected by the...

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North Pole Keeps Moving

The North Magnetic Pole could leave Canada by 2004, migrate north of Alaska and eventually wind up in Russia, according to Larry Newitt of the Geological Survey of Canada.

The magnetic pole has drifted for decades, but change has accelerated in recent years. If the pole follows its present course, it will pass north of Alaska and arrive...

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