Halley team/British Antarctic Survey

An iceberg the size of Paris breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

An iceberg with an area of 1270 square kilometers has calved from the Brunt Ice Shelf. It's an extraordinary event but not unexpected. The British Antarctic Survey's Halley station is located on the Brunt Ice Shelf and scientists have been observing…

Iceberg size of New York City may soon calve

On February 24th, NASA tweeted that the giant cracks in the Brunt Ice Shelf could be about to release an iceberg twice the size of New York City. The crack was stable for 35 years but has been opening at an ever faster rate since 2012. The…