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Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ keeps scientists at bay with iceberg and sea ice

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Antarctica’s so-called Doomsday Glacier, nicknamed because it is huge and coming apart, is thwarting an international effort to figure out how dangerously vulnerable it is. A large iceberg has broken off the deteriora...

Is the world’s most important glacier on the brink of collapse?

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It’s been called the most important glacier in the world. The Thwaites glacier in Antarctica is the size of Florida, and contains enough water to raise sea levels by over half a metre. Oor die verlede 30 years it has be...

Mountaineer given jewels he found on French glacier 50 years after plane crash

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A treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires buried for decades on a glacier off France’s Mont Blanc has finally been shared between the climber who discovered them and local authorities, eight years after they ...

Cop26: Antarctic glacier named Glasgow as ‘stark reminder’ of climate crisis

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Britain is naming a thinning Antarctic ice mass the Glasgow glacier, to symbolise the vast implications for the world of the Cop26 climate conference that starts on Sunday in the Scottish city. Meer as 120 world lea...

Swedish mountain shrinks by two metres in a year as glacier melts

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Sweden’s only remaining mountaintop glacier, which until 2019 was also its highest peak, lost another two metres in height in the past year due to rising air temperatures driven by climate change, Stockholm University...

‘It’s like a rotting carcass of its former self’: funeral for an Oregon glacier

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The funeral was a suitably solemn affair. The small casket was placed on a table covered in a black drape, a maudlin yet defiant speech quoted a Dylan Thomas poem, a moment’s silence was held. Inside the casket, howev...

Antarktiese 'oordeelsdaggletser' smelt moontlik vinniger as wat gedink is

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'N Antarktiese gletser groter as die Verenigde Koninkryk loop die gevaar om te breek nadat wetenskaplikes ontdek het dat meer warm water daaronder vloei as wat voorheen gedink is. Die lot van Thwaites - met die bynaam die oordeelsdaggletser - en ...