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  • 315 billion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

    10/01/2019 4:21:12 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 111 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/30/2019 | Jonathan Amos
    The Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica has just produced its biggest iceberg in more than 50 years. The calved block covers 1,636 sq km in area - a little smaller than Scotland's Isle of Skye - and is called D28. The scale of the berg means it will have to be monitored and tracked because it could in future pose a hazard to shipping. Not since the early 1960s has Amery calved a bigger iceberg. That was a whopping 9,000 sq km in area. ...The Scripps researcher stressed that there was no link between this event and climate change. Satellite...
  • Why are some icebergs green in Antarctica? Researchers think they've solved century-old mystery

    03/05/2019 4:46:28 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2019 | Jennifer Earl
    The stunning sight of emerald green-colored icebergs in Antarctica has been documented for more than a century — in literature and beyond. For decades, scientists have argued about the cause behind the bizarre phenomenon and debated why the green-hued ice chunks aren't the typical blue or white color. But a recent discovery from a 2016 research trip to East Antarctica’s Amery Ice Shelf may provide the final clue they've been waiting for. In a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, researchers found marine ice varies in color due to the "abundance of foreign constituents in the...
  • NASA Finds Perfectly Rectangular Iceberg In Antarctica As If It Was Deliberately Cut

    10/22/2018 5:57:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 22, 2018 | Trevor Nace
    ASA just shared a stunning image of a nearly perfect rectangular iceberg in Antarctica. The monolithic slab of ice, floating just off the Larsen C ice shelf appears quite unnatural given the 90-degree angles. NASA took the image as part of Operation IceBridge, a mission to image Earth's polar regions in order to understand how ice (thickness, location, accumulation, etc.) has been changing in recent years.
  • An engineering firm wants to tow icebergs thousands of miles from Antarctica(trunc)

    09/08/2018 2:57:42 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 56 replies
    Business Insider / MSN ^ | 9/8/2018 | Jeremy Berke
    A Dubai-based engineering firm wants to tow icebergs from Antarctica to Dubai in order to provide the city with a reserve of fresh drinking water. The firm will use satellite imagery to select candidate icebergs. It's eyeing icebergs that are between 2,000 and 7,000 feet long, and weigh around 100 million tons. But the plan is short on details: the firm doesn't know exactly how it will get the icebergs to Dubai, or how the icebergs will be stored. What do you do if you're a fast-growing city in the desert with lots of thirsty people and little freshwater reserves?...
  • (2014) 'Professional adventurer' to live on an ICEBERG for a year to highlight climate change

    07/07/2018 3:12:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/14 | Damien Gayle
    A self-styled adventurer is to spend a year living on a melting iceberg off the coast of Greenland to try to draw attention to climate change. In spring next year Alex Bellini, 36, will find a suitable iceberg off the north west of Greenland where he will remain until it melts. He hopes his stunt will raise awareness of the impact of global warming, which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently warned is 'widespread and consequential'.
  • UAE plans to drag an ICEBERG from Antarctica to provide drinking water for millions

    05/06/2017 6:49:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/05/2017 | Tim Collins
    The National Advisor Bureau, headquartered in Masdar City, Abu-Dhabi, plans to source the massive blocks of ice from Heard Island, around 600 miles (1000 kilometres) off the coast of mainland Antarctica. It will then transport them around 5,500 miles (8,800 km) to Fujairah, one of the seven emirates which make up the UAE. One iceberg could provide enough for one million people over five years, according to the company. And the scheme could begin as early as the start of 2018. The firm's director says they have already travelled the transportation route and used simulators to check the feasibility of...
  • What sank the Titanic? New documentary claims fire weakened hull

    01/05/2017 1:48:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | Thursday, January 05, 2017 12:41PM | Staff
    Did an intense fire on board R.M.S. Titanic lead to one of the worst disaster's in maritime history? A new documentary by author and journalist Senan Molony suggests the emergence of pictures hidden in a forgotten album for a century prove that the supposedly unsinkable passenger ship was weakened by a smoldering coal fire even before it left on its catastrophic maiden voyage. Titanic, which at the time of its sinking in 1912 was the biggest ship afloat, hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic on the night of April 14 and went down with the loss of about 1,500...
  • New Documentary Provides Evidence Corporate Greed, Not Act of God, Sunk Titanic

    01/01/2017 4:47:58 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 62 replies
    Sputniknews ^ | 02.01.2017 | Staff
    [snip] Molony, who has been studying the Titanic for 30 years, examined rarely seen photographs taken by Titanic's chief electrical engineer before it left the shipyard to identify black marks left by the fire on the front right-hand side of the ship's hull. The photos came to light in a recent private auction, The Sun reports. They show 30-foot long black streaks — just where the iceberg would later strike. "We appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place, before she even left Belfast," Molony said. He notes that there is a "myth" of...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Study Finds Expansion, Not Melting(un-possible)

    07/06/2016 8:48:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/6/2016 | Clyde Hughes
    Five-day average of Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded 20 million square kilometers for first time since 1979. Red line shows average maximum extent from 1979-2014. (NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio/Cindy Starr) An Antarctic sea ice study has found a continuing expansion of ice since 2000, not melting, reported the Washington Post, in a trend that baffles climate change supporters. Scientists don’t fully understand why Antarctic sea ice is growing, said the Post, but the study suggested the phenomenon results from natural variability in the climate system. in this case changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean that reverberate globally.
  • Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

    01/15/2015 10:01:22 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Jan 15,2015 | Michael Zhang
    When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen in a different form. When the iceberg gets flipped upside-down, it looks like a giant shiny piece of ice that’s the color of the surrounding water.
  • Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle

    09/15/2014 7:35:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-15-14 | Brian Thomas
    Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What is the recipe for making an iceberg? Scientists know the basics from watching polar-ice sheets. Huge chunks calve, slide off, and float away as icebergs. But that’s for modern icebergs. New research reveals evidence of ancient icebergs that would dwarf today’s frozen floating mountains, leaving secular explanations out in the cold. Researchers from Germany’s Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, published in Geophysical Research Letters their discovery of five deep scours at almost 4,000 feet below sea level and about 250 miles off...
  • What is Happening Today Is Just The Tip Of The Iceburg

    07/11/2014 10:17:05 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch (DML) On The Blaze.
  • Chinese satellite finds object that might be Flight 370

    03/22/2014 3:32:35 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 56 replies
    KPRC Houston ^ | 3/22/14 | CNN staff
    (CNN) - China has new satellite images showing a large object floating in the southern search area, the Malaysian transport minister said Saturday. The object is 22 meters long and 30 meters wide, (72 feet by 98 feet) , Hishammuddin Hussein announced. He told reporters he's just gotten the information, and China will release more details in "coming hours." The search for the missing Malaysian jetliner expanded Saturday as various countries dispatched additional aircraft and ships to scan the choppy waters of the southern Indian Ocean.
  • China has new images showing object in southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia says

    03/22/2014 5:23:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2014 | By Mitra Mobasherat
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- China has new satellite images showing a large object floating in the southern Indian Ocean, and will be sending ships to verify, the Malaysian transport minister said Saturday. The object is 22.5 meters long and 13 meters wide, (74 feet by 43 feet ), Hishammuddin Hussein announced. He told reporters he'd just gotten the information, and China will release more details in the "coming hours."
  • If this doesn't motivate Americans to believe they can be and do anything then nothing will...

    03/19/2014 2:22:31 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I mean...honestly...who isn't inspired by this?!?;-)
  • One Man's Plan to Live on an Iceberg Until It Melts

    01/25/2014 4:51:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 1/23/14 | Gian Volpicelli
    In the spring of 2015, Alex Bellini will fly to Greenland, jump on an iceberg, and live there until it melts. As the chunk of ice floats southward to its thawing doom, he'll witness his new home get smaller and smaller until it is no more and he finds himself adrift in the ocean. He hopes to raise awareness of climate change and global warming, and to draw parallels between his mission and the broader human condition. The main challenge, however, will be finding ways to kill time; he'll be there for up to 12 months, the limit he's set...
  • Titanic iceberg simulator in Chinese theme park 'in bad taste'

    01/17/2014 8:44:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 January 2014 Last updated at 07:07 ET
    ...a Northern Ireland politician has said. The attraction in Sichuan province, about 930 miles from the sea, will let hundreds of people at a time experience the shipwreck. The Titanic was built in east Belfast. Former Lord Mayor of Belfast Jim Rodgers said he had asked the Chinese firm behind the 1bn yuan (£100.7m) project to reconsider their plans. He said that while it was a "great idea" to build the Titanic replica at the Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort, "to have a simulation of an iceberg collision is going a step too far".
  • Violin that was played to calm passengers as Titanic sank undergoes CT scan to prove authenticity

    10/12/2013 4:49:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2013 | SARAH GRIFFITHS
    The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the ship was sinking is finally being auctioned for an estimated £400,000.The historic instrument, which underwent a CT scan to prove it is the real deal, is expected to make a world record sum for a piece of Titanic memorabilia at the British auction, which is attracting huge international interest. The wooden fiddle has been forensically proven to be the one used by Wallace Hartley as his band famously played on to help keep the passengers calm during the disaster. Wallace Hartley's violin in its case (pictured) was found strapped...
  • A Massive Iceberg Just Broke Off Of Antarctica (The Size of Chicago)

    07/11/2013 9:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2013 | Denise Chow
    A massive iceberg, larger than the city of Chicago, broke off of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier on Monday (July 8), and is now floating freely in the Amundsen Sea, according to a team of German scientists. The newborn iceberg measures about 278 square miles (720 square kilometers), and was seen by TerraSAR-X, an earth-observing satellite operated by the German Space Agency (DLR). Scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridgefirst discovered a giant crack in the Pine Island Glacier in October 2011, as they were flying over and surveying the sprawling ice sheet. At that time, the fissure spanned about 15 miles (24...
  • Antarctic's Pine Island glacier produces giant iceberg

    07/09/2013 5:36:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/9/13 | Jonathan Amos
    Pine Island Glacier (PIG), the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic, has spawned a huge iceberg. The block measures about 720 sq km in area - roughly eight times the size of Manhattan Island in New York. Scientists have been waiting for the PIG to calve since October 2011 when they first noticed a spectacular crack spreading across its surface. Confirmation that the fissure had extended the full width of the glacier was obtained on Monday. It was seen by the German TerraSAR-X satellite. This carries a radar instrument that can detect the surface of the ice stream...