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Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Days From Breaking Off

By Andy Rowell

Any day now we will truly witness climate change in action. Within days at worst, maybe weeks at best, scientists predict that a huge section of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica will break off into the ocean, in what is called a major "carving" event.

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Watch as Volunteers Rescue Thousands of Horseshoe Crabs Stranded on Beach

By Ed Rodgers

Watch as volunteers rescue thousands of horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay on the Northeast seaboard late last month as higher than usual tides hit the area.

The delicate Delaware Bay ecosystem, which provides thousands of migrating shorebirds with their food supply as they travel from South America to the Arctic, is being threatened by sea level rise.

Migrating shorebirds, including the federally listed threatened ted knot, eat the horseshoe crab eggs. The Delaware Bay is home to the largest spawning population of horseshoe crabs in the world.

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Colbert: Trump Should Get the Ocean to Pay for Wall to Save Tangier Island

Watch as Stephen Colbert on The Late Show mocks President Trump's call to the mayor of Tangier, Virginia concerning the rapid coastline loss of the island, roughly 15 feet per year.

According to local outlet Delmarva Now, Trump placed the call to Tangier Mayor James "Ooker" Eskridge after seeing a CNN report on the impact sea level rise is having on the island.

"Trump said, 'Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more,'" the mayor reported.

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Trump Calls Mayor of Shrinking Island, Says Don't Worry About Sea Level Rise

President Trump told the mayor of a small island experiencing rapid coastline loss to "not worry" about sea level rise.

According to local outlet Delmarva Now, Trump placed the call to Tangier Island Mayor James "Ooker" Eskridge after seeing a CNN report on the endangered island, which overwhelmingly voted for him.

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Massive Crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf Grew 11 Miles in 6 Days

The widening crack in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown even longer. An iceberg the size of Delaware is now precariously hanging on to the main ice shelf by 8 miles of ice.

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Will Trump's Climate Denial Impact Outcome of Huge UN Ocean Conference Next Week?

From severe coral bleaching to rising sea levels, climate change is drastically impacting the health of our oceans. However, these facts seem to evade the President of the United States.

The Trump administration's notorious skepticism of global warming is affecting plans for the upcoming United Nations ocean conference, according to Sweden's deputy prime minister, Isabella Lovin.

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NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, what they didn't expect to see was a whole new type of melting.

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Trump Administration Edits Science, Again

The Department of Interior edited a news release on a study coauthored by government scientists to remove a mention of climate change, the Washington Post reported.

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Antarctic Warming Threatens World's Second Largest Ice Shelf

By Tim Radford

German scientists have worked out the process that could destroy an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Iraq.

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