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National Geographic   31 December 2018   World  
<p>A fifth of Earth&rsquo;s geologic history might have vanished because planet-wide glaciers buried the evidence.</p> <p>The Grand Canyon is a gigantic geological library, with rocky layers that tell much of the story of Earth&rsquo;s history. Curiously though, ...
Daily Mail   06 July 2016   USA   Alaska  
<p>A huge chunk of mountain has given way in Alaska, sending 165million tons of rock almost seven miles in an astonishing landslide.<br>Paul Swanstrom, a pilot, first noticed it last week when he flew over the Lamplugh Glacier, in Glacier Bay National Park, ...
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Gizmodo   04 July 2016   USA   Alaska  
<p>An extraordinarily large landslide has been discovered near Glacier Bay in southeast Alaska. Aerial photos show a snow-capped mountain with a huge chunk taken out of it&mdash;and a debris field that extends for nearly seven miles.</p>
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Phys Org   14 July 2015   Greenland   Greenland  
<p>According to a new study published in Nature Geoscience, the Greenland ice sheet has been shown to accelerate in response to surface rainfall and melt associated with late-summer and autumnal cyclonic weather events.<br>Samuel Doyle and an international ...
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