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A Delaware-sized sheet of ice is about to break off from the Antarctic shelf

  • A Delaware-sized portion of the Antarctic ice shelf is poised to break off and float away.
  • The departing chunk of ice is part of what’s known as the Larsen C shelf, the site of a crack that got significantly larger in the latter half of 2016.
  • When the 2,000-square-mile iceberg finally breaks off, it will leave the remaining mass in a rather tenuous state.
  • But scientists still can’t say for sure what the long-term consequences will be. Read more

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