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Large Portion Of Argentine Glacier Collapses Into River
2012-03-05 10:30:23

Portions of Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina collapsed early Sunday morning creating a spectacular show that few tourists were witness to due to the early hour of the day, reports The Telegraph. The glacier, portions of which cut though a river, advances 5 to 6 feet per day and is a popular location for tourists to see a glacier in action. The river it juts over cuts a tunnel through the ice and although small chunks of ice are seen regularly falling into the water, large portions are...

2010-10-27 07:30:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, travel specialist Say Hueque Tours in Argentina and Chile has announced three new Iguazu Tours for the 2010-2011 season. On October 16, Iguazu Falls was voted "The Number 1 Overseas Attraction" by the UK Guardian Travel Awards, and according to Argentina's National Park Service, international tourism to Iguazu has increased by 12% since 2009. Iguazu Falls is shared by Argentina and Brazil, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site....

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2009-06-15 06:50:00

Faced with daily headlines warning of the dire repercussions of global warming and the havoc it's wreaking in the planet's polar regions, it may seem like something of an anomaly that Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier has continued to flourish in the face of such ostensible environmental calamity.  The 97 square mile icy monolith is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water and one of 48 glaciers in Argentina and Chile fed by the melting snow that trickles down from the...

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2009-02-04 08:40:00

Climate change seems to have no effect on Argentina's huge Perito Moreno glacier, which is flourishing despite the global warming that is melting others around it. Though the majority of the world's glaciers are thawing away from the warmer temperatures, scientists announced that the Perito Moreno ice field, called "The White Giant," is growing 10 feet daily from deep snowfalls in the Patagonia area. "Glaciers don't respond solely to temperature changes," Martin Stuefer, a Patagonian expert...

2006-03-14 13:27:47

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Huge chunks of ice have tumbled off Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier -- a rare spectacle that prompted a vigil by hundreds of tourists. Argentine television stations interrupted regular programming with live coverage of the break-up of the glacier known as the "White Giant," which was caused by building water pressure in the lake that it extends across. For days, tourists huddled on a platform facing the glacier, located in the far south 78...


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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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