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BBC NEWS   07 August 2020   Italy  
<p>Italian authorities have evacuated about 75 people, mostly tourists, from an Alpine valley as huge blocks of ice threaten to crash down from a glacier.<br />Planpincieux glacier, in the Mont Blanc massif, has weakened because of intense summer heat alternating ...
The Guardian   03 August 2020   New Zealand  
<p>New research has found extreme melting of the country&rsquo;s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heating.<br />Twice a year, glaciologist Lauren Vargo and her colleagues set up camp beside two small lakes close ...
Particle Scitech   28 November 2019   Switzerland  
<p>They came dressed in black, giving sombre speeches as others lay wreaths and flowers.<br />But this funeral march wasn&rsquo;t for a person &ndash; it was for the Pizol glacier in eastern Switzerland.<br />Scientists say the alpine ice flow has lost over ...
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livescience   07 November 2019   Alaska  
<p>Massive and meaty, the Taku Glacier in Alaska's Juneau Icefield was a poster child for the frozen places holding their own against climate change. As the largest of 20 major glaciers in the region and one of the single thickest glaciers in the world (it ...
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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