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Sea Life Beneath The Antarctic Ice Shelf Is Changing Dramatically: Global Warming To Blame?

A team of scientists are currently in an expedition on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica to study how marine life has changed over the years. What they discovered was startling, and it might be all because of global warming.

Earth/Environment November 28, 2017

A68 Iceberg: Massive Chunk Of Ice Breaks Off From Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf

The Larsen C ice shelf, the fourth largest in Antarctica, finally broke off producing the iceberg A68 that now floats in the Weddell Sea. Will this cause sea level rise?

Earth/Environment July 12, 2017

Scientists Report Massive Melt Occurred In Antarctica Affecting An Area Larger Than Texas

Scientists report that a massive melt event in Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf affected an area larger than Texas. Researchers warn that unless climate change is addressed, it could lead to the end of the ice shelves.

Earth/Environment June 16, 2017

Antarctic Ice Shelf Crack Has A New Branch: Why This Worries Scientists

Scientists discovered that the main crack on Larsen C Ice Shelf branched into a second rift. This branched crack was reportedly 9.3 miles long and was progressing toward the ice front where the shelf meets the sea.

Earth/Environment May 4, 2017

Balmy Days: Antarctica Hits Record-High Temperature

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced record-high heat in Antarctica at 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded last March 24, 2015. Here are other record highs and lows in temperature amid climate change.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

Antarctic Glacier Crack Is Getting Bigger, About To Bid Adieu To Antarctica

The Larsen C iceberg may break off from Antarctica and make way to the ocean within months. If this happens, there will be a massive rise in the sea level, posing serious threats.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2017

Crack In Antarctica’s Ice Shelf Larsen C Heading To Full Split

The fast growing giant crack in the Larsen C Ice shelf of Antarctica is threatening big changes in the landscape. The resulting iceberg may be massive and will be about the size of half of Lebanon.

Earth/Environment February 9, 2017

Massive Ice Shelf In Antarctica On The Brink Of Breaking Apart: What Is Happening?

The massive rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf just got even longer. What could this mean for the ice shelf as it gets closer to inevitable calving?

Earth/Environment January 22, 2017

Science Lab In Antarctica Relocating To Avoid Drifting Off With Breaking Ice Shelf

The British Antarctic Survey is moving its Antarctica research station Halley VI further inland on the continent. The relocation is made ahead of predictions that the floating Brunt Ice Shelf will break off.

Earth/Environment January 14, 2017

Delaware-Sized Iceberg Poised To Break Away From Key Antarctic Ice Shelf But Scientists Are Not Alarmed: Here's Why

An iceberg nearly the size of Delaware may break off from one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves, the Larsen C, early this year. Why are some scientists not alarmed?

Earth/Environment January 7, 2017

Iceberg The Size Of Delaware Set To Break Off From Antarctica, Potentially Affects Global Sea Levels

A long-running rift in Larsen C ice shelf suddenly grew in December, becoming almost as huge as Delaware and now poised to break off from Antarctica anytime soon.

Earth/Environment January 7, 2017

Widening 80-Mile Crack Threatens Collapse Of Fragile Antarctic Ice Shelf

A huge crack across one of the great ice shelves in Antarctica is continuing to widen, researchers revealed. The crack may eventually carve out an enormous chunk of the ice shelf.

Earth/Environment August 23, 2016

Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf Likely To Disintegrate Completely By End Of Decade: NASA [Video]

A huge floating Antarctic ice shelf is nearing collapse and could disappear within a few years. The likely result may be an increase in the rise of sea levels around the world, researchers say.

Animals May 18, 2015

Researchers Worried About Largest Ice Shelf In Antarctica

Scientists believed that a massive ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula is melting from the surface and below. Scientists projected that ice shelf meltdown would drive up global sea-level and should be monitored to prevent problems for coastal cities.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2015

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