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Jul 25, 2011

Drifting Ice Island Threatens Oil Rigs

A couple years ago Sierra's "Woe Is Us!" department reported that "A hunk of ice larger than Manhattan is breaking away from northwestern Greenland." Things that big don't move very quickly; today the enormous ice island is now off the coast of Labrador--as you can see in the MSNBC video below (sorry about the ad). Note Mother Nature's superb sense of irony: The rogue result of a warming Greenland could threaten offshore oil rigs.

--Paul Rauber

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