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Massive Iceberg Hangs by 12-Mile ‘Thread’

Massive Iceberg Hangs by 12-Mile ‘Thread’

The growing rift in the Antarctic Peninsula has now lengthened to 110 miles, meaning that the Larsen C ice shelf is now connected to the main ice shelf by only a 12-mile “thread,” USA TODAY reports. The British Antarctic Survey determined that the crack has expanded by 50 miles since 2011. “It is particularly hard […]

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    Shocking Crack in Ice Shelf Grows Another 11 Miles

    Shocking Crack in Ice Shelf Grows Another 11 Miles

    A 70-mile long crack in the Larsen C ice shelf grew another shocking 11 miles in December alone. That leaves just 12 miles before an iceberg the size of Delaware snaps off into the Southern Ocean. Delaware-Sized Chunk of Ice Could Dislodge from #Antarctic Shelf via @EcoWatch #climate https://t.co/nHjoAThctF — Dan Zukowski (@danzukowski) August 26, […]

    Earth on Pace for Its Warmest Year on Record

    Earth on Pace for Its Warmest Year on Record

    By Jeff Masters November 2016 was Earth’s fifth warmest November since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information on Monday. November 2016 was 0.7 C (1.31 F) warmer than the 20th-century November average, but 0.23 C (0.41 F) cooler than the record warmth of 2015. NASA reported that November 2016 […]

    What Would Happen if the Entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapsed?

    What Would Happen if the Entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapsed?

    By Tim Radford Scientists in the U.S. have identified an ominous trend in the Southern Ocean—the creation of enormous icebergs as rifts develop in the shelf ice many miles inland. Stunning @NASA photos show huge crack in Antarctic ice shelf​ https://t.co/OpmzWnw8lT via @EcoWatch #climate #divest pic.twitter.com/cqK1Cwnivk — climatehawk1 (@climatehawk1) December 16, 2016 And although three […]

    Stunning Photos Show Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

    Stunning Photos Show Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

    NASA has just released new aerial photographs that show, close-up, an immense, 70-mile long rift in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. The breach is 300 feet wide and one-third of a mile deep. As it grows, an iceberg the size of Delaware will break off. Operation Icebridge, in its eighth year of conducting […]

    7 Stunning Images Show the Northern Lights’ Winter Magic

    7 Stunning Images Show the Northern Lights’ Winter Magic

    With its Arctic climate and desolate, rocky landscape, icy Greenland isn’t a typical travel destination. That is precisely what drew award-winning explorer and photographer Paul Zizka to camp out on an ice cap and capture one of Greenland’s natural phenomena, the Aurora Borealis, aka Northern Lights. Ilulissat gave us the traditional green welcome tonight. It’s […]

    Polar Sea Ice the Size of India Vanishes in Record Heat, Scientists Say

    Polar Sea Ice the Size of India Vanishes in Record Heat, Scientists Say

    The sea ice covering Earth’s two poles are at record lows amidst exceptionally warm global temperatures. The eight panels show the November sea ice extent in the Arctic roughly every five years since 1978, when satellites started monitoring sea ice.NASA Earth Observatory Citing satellite measurements from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), […]

    John Kerry Visits Antarctica, Vows to Do ‘Everything Possible’ to Prevent Trump From Dismantling Paris Agreement

    John Kerry Visits Antarctica, Vows to Do ‘Everything Possible’ to Prevent Trump From Dismantling Paris Agreement

    U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry, while speaking in New Zealand Nov. 13, vowed to do “everything possible” to prevent president-elect Donald Trump from pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. #Trump Plans to Quit Paris Deal, Hires #Climate Denier for EPA Transition Team @EcoWatch https://t.co/b5ZlNbdHxs @350 @foe_us @Greenpeace — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) November […]

    My Month-Long Voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula

    My Month-Long Voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula

    By Ryan Dolan In August, I embarked on a journey that very few people will ever experience. Leaving the U.S. and a sultry summer behind, I traveled south almost as far as you can go, to the bottom of the world. At the southern tip of Chile, I boarded the Nathaniel B. Palmer, a U.S. […]