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Giant Iceberg Looming Over Greenland Village Spotted By ESA Satellites From Space

ESA's Sentinel-2A satellites captured image of a massive iceberg that drifted close to Innaarsuit in Greenland. The iceberg weighs about 10 million tonnes and threatened to generate large waves that can wash away parts of the remote village.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2018

Antarctica Expedition To Explore Underwater Ecosystem Hidden For 120,000 Years

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey are headed to the remote Larsen C ice shelf to study a marine ecosystem that was once hidden and where organisms used to thrive without sunlight. What do researchers want to find out?

Earth/Environment February 13, 2018

NASA Captures Close-Up Photos Of Delaware-Sized Antarctica Iceberg

The photos of the massive A-68 iceberg, which broke away from an ice shelf in Antarctica, has been recently captured by NASA scientists. The expedition was operated by Operation IceBridge.

Earth/Environment November 16, 2017

Another Giant Iceberg Breaks Free From Antarctica: This One's Over Four Times The Size Of Manhattan

An iceberg that is four times the size of Manhattan broke free from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. The iceberg is not as massive as the first one from earlier in the year though, as that was the size of Delaware.

Earth/Environment September 26, 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

Delaware-Sized Iceberg Is Now Ready To Break Off Antarctica

Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf could see a massive part of it breaking off in the coming days. Learn what scientists know so far about the Delaware-sized iceberg that's heading its own way.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2017

Larsen C Ice Shelf Break Could Occur Within "Hours, Days, or Weeks"

The Larsen C ice shelf is closer than ever to splintering. When it does, it could form one of the largest icebergs ever.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2017

Delaware-Sized Iceberg Very Close To Splitting From Antarctic Shelf: What Danger Does This Pose?

One of the biggest iceberg split is about to happen to the Larsen C ice shelf very soon. Scientists are concerned about what could happen to Antarctica afterwards.

Feature | Science June 2, 2017

Primed For Disaster? An Intimate Look At Cracks And Fissures On Larsen C Ice Shelf

Scientists from Project Midas have documented the disturbingly fast disintegration of the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Here’s a closer look at how Larsen C’s crack has developed over time.

Earth/Environment May 6, 2017

UAE Will Tow Icebergs From Antarctica To Quench Drinking Water Problem

In order to tackle its unstable drinking water supply, the United Arab Emirates just might mine icebergs from Antarctica and park them off the nation’s coast. Find out how the gulf state plans to perform this iceberg mining mission.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2017

Crack In Larsen C Ice Shelf In Antarctica Set To Produce One Of The Largest Icebergs When It Breaks Off

The Larsen C ice shelf is seen to produce one of the biggest-ever icebergs ever recorded once it breaks off. How grim are predictions for this Antarctic ice shelf and its effects on the environment?

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks Away From Antarctic Glacier

An iceberg the size of the island of Manhattan is poised to break off Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. While relatively small in size, this event is not without consequences in the ongoing saga of loss of Antarctic ice.

Earth/Environment February 21, 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

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

Antarctic Ice Shelf Gives Birth To Two Giant Icebergs, ESA Captures Images

Antarctica's Nansen ice shelf gave birth to two giant icebergs on April 7. Different satellites including ESA Sentinel captured the images of the icebergs drifting from the ice shelf.

Animals April 18, 2016

Iceberg That Sank Titanic Was 100,000 Year Old

Combining accounts from 1912 and modern data on ocean currents and winds, scientists calculated the origins of the iceberg that sank the Titanic. The new observations enrich theories around what really led to the massive tragedy.

Earth/Environment March 7, 2016

NASA Releases More Incredible Images Of Pluto Revealing Floating Icebergs And Its Icy Plains

NASA released new high-resolution images of Pluto that show what appears to be icebergs that float on the surface.

Space January 8, 2016

Icebergs Have Distinct Acoustic Signatures Says Study: Possible Indicator of Ice Melt

Iceberg activity holds a lot of clues that can enlighten researchers on the warming climate. A new study has uncovered distinct sounds in the ice that can be telling of an iceberg’s melting stage.

Earth/Environment January 29, 2015

Drifting B31 iceberg, six times larger than Manhattan, is under watch by NASA scientists

An iceberg half the size of Greater London is now on the loose in open water. Where will it head next? Scientists tracking it call it a slow waiting game.

Earth/Environment April 27, 2014

All eyes on B31 iceberg: NASA monitors stowaway from Antarctica with satellite, GPS trackers

NASA has spotted a monstrous iceberg escaping into open waters in Antarctica. The giant chunk of frozen water is estimated to be around 240 square miles in size.

Space April 25, 2014

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