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Iceberg wall collapses at Titanic Museum in Tennessee, at least 3 guests hospitalized


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Brunt Ice Shelf: Big iceberg calves near UK Antarctic base


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‘Just the tip of the iceberg’: FBI and DOJ promise to charge hundreds over Capitol riot


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Giant Antarctic iceberg A68a is not done yet


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World’s biggest iceberg captured by RAF cameras


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A68a: World’s biggest iceberg is fraying at the edges


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'Gigantic' iceberg breaks away from ice shelf in Antarctica

'Gigantic' iceberg breaks away from ice shelf in AntarcticaA colossal iceberg roughly the size of Los Angeles or Sydney, Australia, and weighing an estimated 347 billion tons broke off from the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica last week.The 630-square-mile iceberg, named D28, separated from the ice shelf on September 26, next to a location scientists had been watching for nearly 20 years. The area was known as the "Loose Tooth," because it appeared to be barely hanging on to the ice shelf in recent years."We first noticed a rift at the front of the ice shelf in the early 2000s and predicted a large iceberg would break off between 2010-2015," said Helen Amanda Fricker, one of the lead researchers on the team studying D28, said in a statement from the Australian government's Antarctic division.The Antarctic division also released stunning aerial footage showing the "gigantic" hunk of ice that until last week had been hanging on by a thread. Below is a video animation made from satellite imagery showing the moment the break-away iceberg split from the Amery Ice Shelf.> A 1600 km² iceberg broke off Amery Ice Shelf, as seen in @CopernicusEU Sentinel-1 radar images. This part, coined the "Loose Tooth" by @helenafricker and colleagues, has been hanging by a thread since 2002 (t.co/IUhXDCWOFF) and finally gave way last week.@sentinel_hub pic.twitter.com/GG60Sk52GB> > — Bert Wouters (@bert_polar) September 30, 2019The GIF shows the iceberg rotating westward, apparently pushed by the prevailing easterly winds, which reached speeds of 40 mph, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Jim Andrews."The calving will not directly affect sea level, because the ice shelf was already floating, much like an ice cube in a glass of water," Dr. Galton-Fenzi said in the statement released by the Australian Arctic division.However, Fenzi said scientists are interested to see if the loss of ice will influence the ocean melting under the remaining ice shelf and the speed at which the ice flows off the continent.Amery is the third-largest ice shelf in Antarctica, and is a key drainage channel for the east of the continent — a closely-watched piece of real estate that researchers have been studying since the 1960s.Currently, there are instruments deployed on the ice measuring the impact of ocean melt and ice flow. "We don't think this event is linked to climate change, it's part of the ice shelf's normal cycle, where we see major calving events every 60 to 70 years," Fricker said.If the calving isn't linked to climate change, then what should people make of it? "I like to think of it as being akin to our fingernails — they grow and break off — at least if we don't keep them clipped," Andrews said.



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Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica — but it's normal

Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica -- but it's normalA more than 600-square-mile iceberg broke off Antarctica in recent days, but the event is part of a normal cycle and is not related to climate change, scientists say. The iceberg, dubbed D28, broke away from the Amery ice shelf between September 24 and 25, according to observations from European and American satellites. It measures 1,582 square kilometers (610 square miles), according to the European Copernicus program.



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Grandma goes viral after posing on iceberg and drifting away: 'I thought it was safe'

Grandma goes viral after posing on iceberg and drifting away: 'I thought it was safe'Judith Streng went viral after dangerously posing on an iceberg that started drifting away from shore during a trip to Iceland.



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This Grandma Is Being Called the Iceberg Queen After She Was Swept Away on a Chunk of Ice in Iceland

This Grandma Is Being Called the Iceberg Queen After She Was Swept Away on a Chunk of Ice in IcelandAll hail the grandma swept away on iceberg in Iceland for making winter travel more interesting and fun.



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