Christchurch quake: Tourists watch as 30 million tons of ice break off glacier

Yvonne Tahana New Zealand Herald News 2/23/2011

Tourists got to see the magnificent blue undersides of the icebergs. Photo / Glacier Explorers

Tourists rode rolling waves on Tasman Lake after yesterday’s earthquake caused 30 million tonnes of ice to break off – “calve” – from the country’s longest glacier.

At Mt Cook village […]

Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss

AFP Yahoo! News 9/8/2010

PARIS (AFP) – – Estimates of the rate of ice loss from Greenland and West Antarctica, one of the most worrying questions in the global warming debate, should be halved, according to Dutch and US scientists.

In the last two years, several teams have estimated Greenland is shedding roughly 230 gigatonnes […]