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Alaska's Singing Lake [video]

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Alaska's Singing Lake [video]

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Lake in Chile Mysteriously Disappears Overnight

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Lake in Chile Mysteriously Disappears Overnight

How does an entire lake disappear overnight? This disturbing event is occurring around the world with greater frequency. The latest happened in the Patagonia region near the southern end of Chile. Lake Riesco, a 1400 hectare (14 square km/5.4 square mile) body of water popular with fishing enthusiasts and vacationers, is gone and no one can explain why. Local media showed before-and-after photographs of the area on May 30th, 2016, using words like “shocking” and “desiccated” to describe the scene at what was once Lake Riesco (Lago Riesco) in the valley of the river Blanco in the Aysén province, 27...

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Scientists discover hidden Antarctic lake

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Scientists discover hidden Antarctic lake

A large, ribbon-shaped lake may be hiding beneath the ice that covers Antarctica, and it may contain countless life forms – unlike any others on earth – that have been trapped, undisturbed, in the frozen continent for millions of years. Scientists presented radar data that suggest the presence of the lake at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna last week. The lake, presumed to be lying in a massive canyon system along the continent’s eastern coast in Princess Elizabeth Land, is thought to be 87 miles long and 12 miles wide – much smaller than Lake Vostok, which at...

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Mystery of Greenland's 'Disappearing Lakes' Solved

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Mystery of Greenland's 'Disappearing Lakes' Solved

Geoscientists have solved a decade-long mystery of how some of the large lakes that sit atop the Greenland ice sheet can completely drain billions of gallons of water in a matter of hours. In 2006, Greenland's North Lake, a 2.2 square-mile (5.6 square kilometers) supraglacial meltwater lake, drained almost 12 billion gallons of water in less than two hours. In a study published two years later, researchers determined that this astonishing phenomenon is possible because giant hydro-fractures(water-driven cracks) can form directly beneath the lake basin and stretch down to the bed of the ice sheet, emptying the lake of water....

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