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A huge Antarctic ice hole reopens for the first time in 40 years

Antarctic hole

A huge Antarctic ice hole almost the size of South Carolina has opened up in winter sea ice cover, leaving scientists with a bunch of unanswered questions. The hole, known as a polynya, was found about a month back in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea as a group of Scientists from the University of Toronto and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations ...

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Larsen C: Trillion-tonne iceberg Finally breaks off Antarctica

A trillion-tonne iceberg, one of the biggest on record, has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, said scientists Wednesday who have monitored the growing crack for months. “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 ...

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