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Swiss warn massive ice chunk may break off glacier

A massive part of a glacier the size of 12 football fields in the Swiss Alps could break off, local authorities warned, after the discovery of an enormous crevasse in the glacier. Swiss authorities have formed a crisis team to monitor the situation and blocked all hiking trails close to…

Climate change halves Peru glacier: official

LIMA – A glacier on Peru’s Huaytapallana Moutain shed half its surface ice in just 23 years, officials said Wednesday, reinforcing concerns of climate change’s growing threat to fresh water resources. “Recent scientific studies indicate that between June 1983 and August 2006, the glacier has lost 50 percent of its…

Hundreds evacuated in Iceland as volcano erupts

Up to 800 people were evacuated in Iceland early Wednesday because of a volcano eruption at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in the south of the island, a police spokesman said. “Between 700 and 800 people were evacuated from their homes because of the risk of an eruption in Eyjafjallajokull and because…

Hundreds flee as volcano erupts in Iceland

An Icelandic volcano has erupted following a week of small earthquakes, spewing lava and ash into the air and forcing hundreds to flee on Sunday, but causing no casualties. Smoke could be seen rising from behind Eyjafjallajoekull glacier and volcanic ash filled the sky after the eruption that began around…

Iceberg the size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctica

An iceberg the size of Luxembourg knocked loose from the Antarctic continent earlier this month could disrupt the ocean currents driving weather patterns around the globe, researchers said. While the impact would not be felt for decades or longer, a slowdown in the production of colder, dense water could result…

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