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That huge iceberg should freak you out. Here's why

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That huge iceberg should freak you out. Here's why

- Updated 0503 GMT (1303 HKT) July 15, 2017. You probably know that. It was all over the Internet. Among the details that have been repeated ad nauseam: The iceberg is nearly the size of Delaware, which prompted some fun musing on Twitter about where exactly Delaware is and how anyone is supposed to approximate the square footage of that US state
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A huge iceberg breaks free in ever-shrinking Antarctica

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A huge iceberg breaks free in ever-shrinking Antarctica

- A chunk of floating ice roughly the size of Delaware broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula this week, NASA confirmed on Wednesday (July 12), producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a glimpse of how the Antarctic ice sheet might ultimately start to fall apart. A crack more than 120 miles long had developed over several years in a floating ice shelf called Larsen C
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Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

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Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

- Paris: A trillion-tonne iceberg, one of the largest ever recorded, has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, scientists who have monitored the growing crack for years said on Wednesday. “The calving occurred sometime between Monday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 12, when a 5,800-square kilometre section of Larsen C [ice shelf] finally broke away,” the Swansea University said in a statement
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‘Behemoth’ iceberg officially breaks from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf — 7 things to know

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‘Behemoth’ iceberg officially breaks from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf — 7 things to know

- A massive iceberg the size of Delaware or Lake Ontario broke from Antarctica’s massive Larsen C ice shelf between Monday and Wednesday, . The (ESA) issued a press release Wednesday, announcing the “behemoth” iceberg expected to be named A68 finally broke off, “changing the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever.” The event, witnessed by ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission satellite, is part of a natural cycle of iceberg calving
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One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica

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One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica

- Scientists announced Wednesday that a much anticipated break at the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has occurred, unleashing a massive iceberg that is more than 2,200 square miles in area and weighs a trillion tons. In other words, the iceberg – among the largest in recorded history to splinter off the Antarctic continent – is close to the size of Delaware and consists of almost four times as much ice as the fast melting ice sheet of Greenland loses in a year
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4 things you need to know about the iceberg that broke off Antarctica

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4 things you need to know about the iceberg that broke off Antarctica

- WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – A large chunk of ice in Antarctica that is 2,239 square miles broke away from its ice shelf on Wednesday. This is the fourth-largest iceberg separation in Antarctica’s history, according to CNN. 4. Scientists have anticipated the possible occurrence for a long time. Dr. Martin O’Leary of Swansea University told Voice of America they’ve been studying the possibility of this occurring for the past three years
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Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

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Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

- LONDON (AP) - Scientists say a vast iceberg has broken off from a key floating ice shelf in Antarctica. Scientists at the University of Swansea in Britain said Wednesday the iceberg broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf. The iceberg, which is likely to be named A68, is described weighing 1 trillion tonnes (1.12 trillion U.S. tons) - or having twice the volume of Lake Erie
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One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history has broken off from Antarctica

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One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history has broken off from Antarctica

- Scientists announced Wednesday that a much anticipated break at the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has occurred, unleashing a massive iceberg that is more than 2,200 square miles in area and weighs a trillion tons. In other words, the iceberg - among the largest in recorded history to splinter off the Antarctic continent - is close to the size of Delaware and consists of almost four times as much ice as the fast melting ice sheet of Greenland loses in a year
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Massive ice sheet breaks away from Antarctica

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Massive ice sheet breaks away from Antarctica

- LONDON — A massive iceberg weighing more than one trillion tons has broken away from western Antarctica, according to a UK-based research team. Scientists from Project MIDAS had been monitoring a break in the Larsen C ice shelf — the fourth largest in Antarctica — following the collapse of the Larsen A ice shelf in 1995 and had observed significant advances in the rift over the past 12 months
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An iceberg six times the size of Auckland city breaks off Antarctica

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An iceberg six times the size of Auckland city breaks off Antarctica

- By Danica Kirka. An enormous iceberg almost six times the size of Auckland city has broken off a key floating ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists said yesterday. The iceberg broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf, scientists at the University of Swansea in Britain said. The iceberg weighs a trillion tons, they said. The process, known as calving, happened in the past few days, when a 5800sq km section broke away
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Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

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Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

- One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton behemoth more than seven times the size of New York City, has broken off of Antarctica, triggering disagreement among scientists over whether global warming is to blame. The event, captured by satellite, happened sometime in the past few days when the giant chunk snapped off an ice shelf. While such "calving" of icebergs is not unusual, this is an especially big one
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Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

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Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

- PARIS: A trillion-tonne iceberg, one of the largest ever recorded, has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, scientists who have monitored the growing crack for years said on Wednesday. “The calving occurred sometime between Monday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 12, when a 5,800-square kilometre (2,200-square mile) section of Larsen C (ice shelf) finally broke away,” the Swansea University said in a statement
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One trillion tonne iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

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One trillion tonne iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

- A one trillion tonne iceberg has broken off from an Antarctic ice shelf, changing the shape of the Antarctic Peninsula forever. The much-anticipated calving from the Larsen C Ice Shelf reduces its area by more than 12 per cent, though the 5800 square km iceberg won't have an impact on sea levels as it was already floating before completely breaking away
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Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

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Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

- A massive iceberg weighing more than one trillion tons has broken away from western Antarctica, according to a UK-based research team. Scientists from Project MIDAS had been monitoring a break in the Larsen C ice shelf — the fourth largest in Antarctica — following the collapse of the Larsen A ice shelf in 1995 and had observed significant advances in the rift over the past 12 months
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Iceberg nearly twice the size of Rhode Island breaks off Antarctica

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Iceberg nearly twice the size of Rhode Island breaks off Antarctica

- A large portion of an ice shelf that was said to be “hanging by a thread” last month has broken off from the Antarctic mainland, creating one of the world’s largest icebergs, according to a Wednesday report by British Antarctic research group Project Midas. The iceberg, which is estimated to have separated from the Larsen C ice shelf between Monday and Wednesday, will be named A68
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How big is that iceberg that just broke off Antarctica?

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How big is that iceberg that just broke off Antarctica?

- LONDON -- A vast iceberg has broken off from a key floating ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists said Wednesday. The iceberg broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf, scientists at the University of Swansea in Britain said. The iceberg is described as weighing 1.12 trillion U.S. tons. The process, known as calving, occurred in the last few days, when a 2,240-square-mile section broke away
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That huge iceberg should freak you out. Here's why
That huge iceberg should freak you out. Here's why Updated 0503 GMT (1303 HKT) July 15, 2017. You probably know that. It was all over the Internet. Among the details that have been repeated ad nauseam: The iceberg is nearly the size of Delaware, which prompted some fun musing on Twitter about where exactly Delaware is and how anyone is supposed to approximate the square footage of that US state   Read More ...
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Dramatic new picture shows moment iceberg four times the size of London cracked away from Antarctica
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Giant iceberg breaks off in Antarctica, fueling debate over climate change
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A huge iceberg breaks free in ever-shrinking Antarctica
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Satellite images reveal an iceberg with twice the volume of Lake Erie breaking off the Antarctic Peninsula
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Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion tonne iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and 12, said scientists at the University of Swansea and the British Antarctic Survey   Read More ...
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Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica
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A section of an iceberg �C about 6,000 sq km �C broke away as part of the natural cycle of iceberg calving off the Larsen-C ice shelf in Antarctica in this satellite image released by the European Space Agency on July 12, 2017. One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up   Read More ...
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Questions abound after iceberg breaks away from Antarctica
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Iceberg the size of Delaware breaks from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf -- 5 things to know
Iceberg the size of Delaware breaks from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf -- 5 things to know A massive iceberg the size of Delaware or Lake Ontario broke from Antarctica’s massive Larsen C ice shelf between Monday and Wednesday, . The (ESA) issued a press release Wednesday, announcing the “behemoth” iceberg, expected to be named A68, finally broke off, “changing the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever.” The event, witnessed by ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission satellite, is part of a natural cycle of iceberg calving   Read More ...
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