Melting Arctic Ice

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A Delaware-Sized Chunk Of Ice May Soon Detach From Antarctic Shelf

Published: 
Wed, 08/24/2016 (All day)

A massive crack in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves has grown exponentially in recent months, and scientists worry a break-off could destabilize the entire structure.

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The Storm That Will Unfreeze the North Pole

Published: 
Wed, 12/30/2015 (All day)

The sun has not risen above the North Pole since mid-September. The sea ice—flat, landlike, windswept, and stretching as far as the eye can see—has been bathed in darkness for months.