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Greenland Glacier Loses An Ice Island Twice The Size Of Manhattan
2012-07-18 07:11:16

Andreas Muenchow, associate professor of physical ocean science and engineering in University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, reports the calving of an island two times the size of Manhattan on July 16, 2012, in his “Icy Seas” blog.

Canadian Arctic Ice Shelves Vanishing
2011-10-01 07:30:35

One of Canada's Arctic ice shelves has virtually vanished, and several others have diminished significantly over the summer.

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2008-09-03 12:40:00

Scientists said on Tuesday the ice shelves in Canada's High Arctic have lost a colossal mass measuring 19 square miles.

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2008-07-30 09:15:00

Eight square miles worth of giant ice sheets broke off an ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic last week, and scientists said on Tuesday that global warming could be to blame.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.