JULY 2018  
Antarctica's Ice Sheet is Melting Three Times Faster Than Before

The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tonnes of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study by a team of scientists working with NASA and the European Space Agency. In the last quarter century, the southernmost continent's ice sheet—a key indicator of climate change—melted into enough water to cover Texas to a depth of nearly 13 feet (4 m), scientists calculated. All that water made global oceans rise about three-tenths of an inch (7.6 mm). From 1992 to 2011, Antarctica lost nearly 84 billion tonnes of ice a year (76 billion metric tonnes). From 2012 to 2017, the melt rate increased to more than 241 billion tonnes a year (219 billion metric tonnes), according to the study published in the journal Nature.


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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