December 5, 2021

315 billion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

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By Jonathan Amos From BBC The Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica has just produced its biggest iceberg in more than 50 years. The calved block covers 1,636 sq km in area – a little smaller than Scotland’s Isle of Skye – and is called D28. The scale of the berg means it will have to […]

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Leaving Antarctica By Trey Ratcliffe  From Stuck In Customs TWO PHOTOS OF MOUNT EREBUS Here are two photos I took from the plane attached! DAILY PHOTO – LEAVING ANTARCTICA Awwww this was a sad day! But the good news is that we saw our friend Randy, the Loadmaster again. We got to be friends with […]

Report says the world’s wilderness is vanishing

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From WN New research from scientists at the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society is calling for urgent international action after their report released on Wednesday revealed just five nations were responsible for 70% of the world’s remaining, untouched wilderness, according to The Guardian. The report included a new global map which described […]

That rectangular iceberg NASA found is weird as hell, and it’s not the only one

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BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable Flying 1,500 feet above the Antarctic coast, NASA scientists recently passed over a bizarrely straight-edged rectangular iceberg and snapped a picture of the floating slab. While an intriguing image for the many of us who don’t take aerial surveys of the changing, cracking, and melting Antarctic coast, these “tabular” icebergs […]

Vibrating slab of Antarctic ice sounds like a horror movie

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BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable In the faraway realms at the bottom of the Earth, Antarctic scientists have unexpectedly recorded bizarre drone-like sounds.After burying 34 seismic monitors in the snow atop the Ross Ice Shelf in 2014 — which is a massive Texas-sized slab of ice that floats over the Southern Ocean — the instruments […]

Spying on penguin lovemaking

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Scientists spy on penguin lovemaking with timelapse cameras BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable Antarctic researchers are being a bit creepy in the name of science. They’ve been using remote timelapse cameras to keep track of the mating habits of Adélie penguins, which helps to map out their breeding cycles. Cameras take up to 12 pictures […]

Giant Antarctica iceberg

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NASA released amazing close-up images of the giant new iceberg in Antarctica By Nathaniel Lee and Jessica Orwig From Business Insider NASA is on a mission to collect as much information as it can about the Larsen C ice shelf and its new A-68 iceberg. When A-68 broke off of Larsen C earlier this year, […]

Scientists wary new crack of Larsen C ice shelf will challenge stability of remaining ice

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From WN The giant crack that caused an iceberg to break off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf between July 10 and 12 – resulting in an iceberg the size of Delaware and weighing a trillion metric tons – might not be the last piece to break off, Business Insider is reporting. The iceberg which […]

A giant crack in Antarctic ice is ‘days or weeks’ from breaking off a Delaware-size iceberg

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By Dave Mosher from Business Insider A giant crack in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves is about to break off a Delaware-size block of ice. The crack in the ice shelf, called Larsen C, has forked toward the Southern Ocean and is growing rapidly. Scientists think a glacier behind the ice block could destabilize […]

Scientists figured out why a giant crack in Antarctica is growing so fast, and it points to an even bigger problem

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By Emma Fierberg and Jessica Orwig There’s a giant crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf that’s growing at an alarming rate. Now, scientists think they have the answer, and it points to a much bigger problem. Before 2014, the giant crack was anything but. It barely moved from 2006 to 2014. A new study, […]