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A rift that's about to cleave off a massive iceberg has a sibling, and that's no good

A rift that's about to cleave off a massive iceberg has a sibling, and that's no good Using a highly-sensitive European Space Agency satellite known as Sentinel-1, scientists have been tracking the progress of a lengthening and widening crack across the floating Larsen C Ice Shelf.However, while progress of the main rift seems to have slowed, scientists have spotted a "new branch" of the rift heading toward the ice front, where the ice shelf meets the sea.

We've got some news for you about the weather in May (and you may not like it)

We've got some news for you about the weather in May (and you may not like it) The particular weather pattern that's shaping up is known as a wavenumber 6 pattern, named for the six large north-south dips in the jet stream, arrayed around the hemisphere.(To understand why this is called "wavenumber 6," just count the number of jet stream troughs, shown in blue, in the Tweet above.

Jane Goodall is not at all pleased with being quoted in Ivanka Trump's book

Jane Goodall is not at all pleased with being quoted in Ivanka Trump's book If you've read Ivanka Trump's book Women Who Work (which you probably haven't, but we have) you'll notice the heavy amount of quotes (at least 50 per cent) from other famous people.Jane Goodall, 83, happens to be one of the lucky many.

White House devises bizarre (and bogus) excuse for leaving major climate treaty

White House devises bizarre (and bogus) excuse for leaving major climate treaty Breaking news: The Trump White House is not exactly home to the best and the brightest legal minds.out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement.

7.2 Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indicates Oldest Hominin Lived in Europe, Not Africa

7.2 Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indicates Oldest Hominin Lived in Europe, Not Africa There’s good practical reason for that — East Africa is where many of the oldest (and most ape-like) hominid fossils have been found.This species is known from one fossilized jaw, recovered in Greece, and an upper molar found in Azmaka, Bulgaria.

EPA to actually hold 'red-team' climate debates, in a new level of 'head-in-the-sand bullshit'

EPA to actually hold 'red-team' climate debates, in a new level of 'head-in-the-sand bullshit' In what many climate scientists see as a direct assault on the scientific process, the Trump administration is moving ahead with a plan to hold so-called "red team, blue team" climate science debates.Doubters of mainstream climate science, like Pruitt, say that dissenting views haven't been heard by the scientific community.

Researchers measured the iceberg about to break off Antarctica, and it’s massive

Researchers measured the iceberg about to break off Antarctica, and it’s massive Any way you look at it, we're about to witness the birth of one massive iceberg.Researchers with the European Space Agency (ESA) have taken more detailed measurements of the massive iceberg set to cleave off the Larsen C Ice Shelf at any minute.

On climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown to out-summit Donald Trump

On climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown to out-summit Donald Trump Since President Trump declared that the U.intends to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Brown has been using his status as the governor of the most populous state — and world's sixth-largest economy — to negotiate directly with foreign governments, including China and Canada, on climate policies.

Why you shouldn't freak out about New York Magazine's global warming cover story

Why you shouldn't freak out about New York Magazine's global warming cover story However, a new, widely-read story in New York Magazine by David Wallace-Wells, goes down the doomsday path and never looks back.It's worth addressing here since it's generating so much conversation online, and climate scientists and journalists are being asked to attest to its veracity.

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded just broke free of Antarctica

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded just broke free of Antarctica One of the largest icebergs ever recorded — measuring about the size of Delaware and containing a volume of ice twice the size of Lake Erie — has broken free from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in northwest Antarctica, according to scientists monitoring the region.It will likely be designated "A68" by officials who track the movement of icebergs to avert shipping accidents.

Just how big is this new, trillion ton Antarctic iceberg, anyway?

Just how big is this new, trillion ton Antarctic iceberg, anyway? The iceberg that broke off from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf between July 10 and July 12 is gargantuan.Adrian Luckman, the lead scientist investigating the Larsen C Ice Shelf who is based at Swansea University in the U.

Watch a possible tornado toss a car like it's nothing

Watch a possible tornado toss a car like it's nothing Security camera footage captured strong winds lifting a car clear off the ground in Hamburg, New York, on Thursday, before setting it back down in a new position.It's unclear whether a tornado did in fact touch down, but either way, this poor car getting tossed around like a tricycle is another example of the incredible powers of Mother Nature.

Here's an incredible view of North Carolina's new (and growing) island, thanks to satellite

Here's an incredible view of North Carolina's new (and growing) island, thanks to satellite A mile-long island recently formed off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks, and thanks to newly released satellite images from NASA, we now have a crystal-clear view of this piece of land.Shelly Island — which was first registered back in November 2016 and reported about in June — lies just off the tip of Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

'Nature's fidget spinner': 2 hurricanes to combine this week in rare event

'Nature's fidget spinner': 2 hurricanes to combine this week in rare event Tropical Storm Irwin is not far behind it, located about 750 miles to the southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California.Unlike most figure skating pairs, however, hurricanes can be prone to cannibalism, and Irwin's circulation will absorb Hurricane Hilary's circulation by late in the week.

Anybody who did high school debate knows it's the worst way to tackle climate change

Anybody who did high school debate knows it's the worst way to tackle climate change Anybody who spent time in the low-stakes-but-ego-ridden world of high school debate knows: Debate is a terrible way to address a topic with any semblance of subtlety.The problem with high school debate is the problem with debate in general — the judges.

Trump's EPA taps controversial group to find climate 'experts' to argue with scientists

Trump's EPA taps controversial group to find climate 'experts' to argue with scientists The report encouraged teachers to tell their students that climate scientists are still debating why the Earth is warming, when in reality the climate science community isn't debating that at all.Pruitt's outreach to cast the red team marks the clearest sign yet of Heartland's newfound influence.

Mammoth Antarctic iceberg is on the move, while the ice shelf it left behind grieves its loss

Mammoth Antarctic iceberg is on the move, while the ice shelf it left behind grieves its loss The Delaware-sized iceberg that calved off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and July 12 is drifting farther from its former home, while breaking into smaller pieces.Images released by NASA and the ESA show the iceberg's evolution and the beginnings of how the ice shelf is responding to losing such a large piece of itself.