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Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

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NASA handout photo dated 10/11/16 showing a rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, as scientists have said that an iceberg a quarter the size of Wales is poised to break off from it. Photograph: NASA/John Sonntag/PA

Satellite data confirms ‘calving’ of trillion-tonne, 5,800 sq km iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf, dramatically altering the landscape

July 12, 2017 — A giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea. Continue reading Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

The Larsen C ice shelf collapse hammers home the reality of climate change

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NASA handout photo dated 10/11/16 showing a rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, as scientists have said that an iceberg a quarter the size of Wales is poised to break off from it. Photograph: NASA/John Sonntag/PA

Collapsing ice shelves will further accelerate global sea level rise

June 12, 2017 — Very soon, a large portion of an ice shelf in Antarctica will break off and collapse into the ocean. The name of the ice shelf is Larsen C; it is a major extension from of the West Continue reading The Larsen C ice shelf collapse hammers home the reality of climate change

Warmer oceans driving Antarctic Peninsula glacier melt

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Iceberg floats in Andord Bay on Graham Land, Antarctic in November. Photo: jocrebbin/Getty Images.

The Antarctic Peninsula is a long, relatively narrow limb extending 800 miles out from West Antarctica, and is home to hundreds of glaciers.

July 16, 2016 — These rivers of ice ooze their way down through the Peninsula’s rocky mountain range and into the ocean, powered by gravity and their own weight.  Continue reading Warmer oceans driving Antarctic Peninsula glacier melt