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#Glacier

# glacier - Friday 15 March, 2019

Receding Chilean glacier a 'sign of accelerating climate change'

The 270 square kilometer glacier receded by 500 meters , more than half the amount lost over the previous decade.

# glacier - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Iceberg as big as Galway on the brink of breaking away into ocean

If the Larsen C Antarctic ice shelf splits, it will produce one of the biggest icebergs ever seen.

# glacier - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Pictures: this amazing Irish cancer survivor has conquered a huge Icelandic glacier... on crutches

Nikki Bradley is a woman with a level of determination that might make an average person feel very small indeed.

# glacier - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

From The42 Ever wondered what would happen if you combined hurling with mountaineering? Pucing Hell

Ever wondered what would happen if you combined hurling with mountaineering?

Nope, us neither but it looks pretty cool.

# glacier - Thursday 25 December, 2014

# glacier - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Pensioner rescued after days trapped in glacier crevasse

Austrian police say the German man, 70, is incredibly lucky to have survived with only minor injuries.

# glacier - Monday 23 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: ‘That day was almost our last’ – narrow escape from ‘iceberg tsunami’ Aargh This post contains videos

# glacier - Monday 5 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Glacial ice dam breaks into Argentinian lake Work Can Wait This post contains videos

WATCH: Glacial ice dam breaks into Argentinian lake

The Perito Moreno Glacier periodically builds up a natural ice dam over the river, before rupturing spectacularly.

# glacier - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Researchers release images detailing glacier's rapid retreat in Chile Climate Change This post contains images

Researchers release images detailing glacier's rapid retreat in Chile

The Jorge Montt Glacier is shrinking faster than any other in Chile, with its snout retreating more than a half mile between February 2010 and January 2011.

# glacier - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Report: Arctic ice is melting more quickly than previously thought

Melting Arctic glaciers and ice caps now expected to contribute to raising global sea levels to 63 inches by 2100.

# glacier - Monday 4 April, 2011

Glaciers melting faster now than at any point in past 350 years

New study tracks changes over entire period from the “Little Ice Age” of 1650.

# glacier - Saturday 7 August, 2010

A HUGE ICE ISLAND which has broken off a glacier in Greeland has been described as “very unusual” by scientists. The island is 100 square miles, and about 600 feet thick.

The island is believed to be the largest such formation in 48 years. It broke off the Petermann Glacier on Thursday and is drifting in the Nares Strait, between Canada and Greeland.

Independent scientists on board a Greenpeace ship in the region last year predicted serious ice breaks from the glacier. They said that 5 billion tonnes of ice was set to fall from the huge glacier. Dr Alan Hubbard said that warming currents were eroding the glacier at an “incredible rate”.

Greenpeace says that global warming is accelerating the melting action, but scientists dispute the link between global warming and the ice island because records have not been kept for long enough.

This video shows scientists discussing the Petermann Glacier:

Video footage of the glacier from overhead:

# glacier - Friday 30 July, 2010

THOUSANDS OF GALLONS of trapped glacier water on Mont Blanc are in danger of bursting and flooding a French Alpine valley, officials have said.

Some 65,000 cubit metres of water have been discovered inside the glacier by researchers working at the National Centre for Scientific Research. There’s enough water there to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools, according to Reuters.

The researchers says it could burst at any time, and would destroy everything in its path. Nearly 900 homes are threatened.

A similar event occurred in July 1892, killing around 200 people.

A pumping operation to alleviate the problem is planned to run from the middle of next month until October, and locals have been warned about the danger.