Ozone Layer over Antarctica on track to recovery, thanks to concerted international action against ozone! A success story that should encourage action on climate. Image © NASA/Ozone Hole Watch
A 20-mile (33 kilometer) by 12 mile (20 kilometer) iceberg, which broke off from the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica, may pose a threat to modern ships.
Polar Star it’s not the largest or most powerful ice breaker (like Russia’s nuclear-powered NS Yamal), but with its 75,000 horsepower can crush a two story ice wall.
The 52 passangers from the Akademik Shokalskiy, the ship that had been trapped in Antarctic ice for nearly 10 days, have now been rescued. Image © Andrew Peacock