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The massive ice sheet of East Antarctica, which is up to 4 kilometres thick and holds enough frozen water to raise sea levels by more than 50 metres, is more unstable than previous studies have suggested, scientists said.
Today the premiere of the Alan Patridge Film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa will take place in glamorous Norwich (where else?). To celebrate, we've collated some of the most enlightening pronouncements from everyone's favourite radio DJ.
It is impossible to believe no other manager could have played him better
Chile and Argentina have evacuated a region near the Copahue volcano in the Andes on the border between the two countries, after fears intensified that it would erupt.
A tourist has captured dramatic footage of the moment an ice bridge on a glacier collapsed.
Most experts believe they have underestimated the effects of climate change, survey suggests
Tommy Steele is not the first performer that you'd associate with Dickens's misanthropic old tight-wad - a man described in A Christmas Carol as "hard and sharp as flint...secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster".
National Park retreats
Scientists warn that neither the cause nor the consequence of today’s new record retreat for Arctic sea ice should be ignored. But with drilling opportunities at stake, which interest will prevail?
For the second time in two years a huge piece of ice has broken away from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland -fuelling concerns about global warming.
An avalanche has smashed into a Pakistani army base on a Himalayan glacier along the Indian border, burying around 100 soldiers, the military said.
Cycle of freezing and thawing sees lumps of rock falling off the mountain, say scientists
Head of IPCC's claim of meltdown caused outcry two years ago – now he's repeated the warning
Christmas books of the year
As tributes are paid to the young man killed by a polar bear in Norway, questions are asked about the system supposed to prevent such attacks
With A-level results and university fees to fret about, teenagers are shortening their gap year to a month, says Lucy Grewcock