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laureloak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:52 PM
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Huge Ice Island Could Pose Threat To Oil, Shipping
"An island of ice more than four times the size of Manhattan is drifting across the Arctic Ocean after breaking off from a glacier in Greenland.

Potentially in the path of this unstoppable giant are oil platforms and shipping lanes - and any collision could do untold damage. In a worst case scenario, large chunks could reach the heavily trafficked waters where another Greenland iceberg sank the Titanic in 1912."




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