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Breakup fears for massive Antarctic ice shelf – study

May 13, 2015 - 10:55 AM

The loss of the Larsen C ice shelf could occur within a century but an earlier collapse cannot be ruled out with major consequences for global sea levels

A file photo dated February 1997 of an ice crack in the Larsen B ice shelf in the Wedden sea, Antarctica. Morgan/Greenpeace/EPA

Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster: study

Apr 15, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years

MELTING FAST. Edge of an ice shelf in Adelaide Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula. NASA / Maria-Jose Vinas