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Larsen C Iceberg Calves — Trillion Tons of Ice, the Size of Delaware

For months we have been watching a vast crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice-shelf in the Weddell Sea.  Today, a huge block of ice calved from the ice-sheet, forming one of the largest icebergs in recorded history. The new Larsen … Continue reading

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Antarctic Ice Shelf Melting at “Alarming Rate”

While much of the focus has been on the melting of the Arctic ice cap, recent studies highlight the dramatic melting of ice shelves at the other end of the globe. On the west side of Antarctica, giant glaciers form ice shelves … Continue reading

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