A new natural attraction drew scores of tourists to a small town of around 500 people in Newfoundland, Canada over Easter weekend. A massive iceberg appeared near the coast, and photographers dashed to the area to snap pictures. The Southern shore highway close to Ferryland filled with traffic over the weekend as tourists came to view the impressive iceberg. The Newfoundland coast area is commonly called iceberg alley due to the ice blocks that float down during the spring from the Arctic , but this particular huge iceberg might stay right where it is, according to Ferryland Mayor Adrian Kavanagh, who told The Canadian Press it’s the biggest one he’s ever seen in the area. Related: Naturally striped Antarctic icebergs are almost too beautiful to be real Usually just the tip of an iceberg is visible, with the rest of the mass beneath the waves, so many run aground when they float near the coast. Local Don Costello told CBC News the iceberg probably won’t be moving unless winds keep blowing because it’s stuck on shallow ground. He estimated the iceberg’s highest point is roughly 150 feet. The BBC reported more icebergs are drifting through iceberg alley than is normal for this point in the year, with hundreds of icebergs in the Atlantic. This particular iceberg has moved around some and broken apart, but it appears it’ll stick around for a while. That’s good for tourism – a tour operator told CBC News they’re happy when the icebergs are grounded, and his company is receiving dozens of online bookings every day. Iceberg tourism season technically hasn’t even started – there are a few weeks to go. Costello told CBC News, “I met a couple of people and they were looking for somewhere to get a bowl of soup or a sandwich or something, and there’s only two places here…and they don’t open until the 24th of May.” Via the BBC and CBC News Images via Randy Wheeler on Facebook , Fantasy RV Tours on Facebook , and Alison Thorne on Facebook
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The 70-mile-long rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf that had scientists fretting last year is close to breaking away. Nothing but about 12 miles of ice is keeping the iceberg from calving—an event scientists say is “inevitable.” If or when the massive chunk does float away, it will be one of the 10 largest icebergs ever recorded. Scientists of United Kingdom-based Project Midas called attention to the Larsen C rift last year, but in December the rift’s growth drastically sped up. Larsen C is around 1,148 feet thick, and is one of the most major ice shelves in the north of Antarctica. The whole shelf might break up in the future should the iceberg break off soon, which at this point seems highly likely. Project Midas project leader Adrian Luckman told the BBC, “If it doesn’t go in the next few months, I’ll be amazed…it’s so close to calving that I think it’s inevitable.” Related: 70-mile crack in Antarctic ice shelf could create Delaware-sized iceberg The iceberg would be about 5,000 square kilometers, or around 2,000 square miles, large. The probable event follows the 1995 collapse of the Larsen A ice shelf, and the 2002 break-up of the Larsen B shelf. The rift in Larsen C has been around for decades, according to scientists, and is not a climate but a geographical event. But climate change could have hastened the Larsen C rift’s downfall, although the scientists told the BBC they don’t possess direct evidence for that hunch. The iceberg itself probably won’t increase sea levels , but if the remaining ice shelf breaks up in the future, pushing glaciers into the ocean, there’s a high probability sea levels will rise. Project Midas said in an article : “When it calves, the Larsen C Ice Shelf will lose more than 10 percent of its area to leave the ice front at its most retreated position ever recorded; this event will fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula.” + Project Midas Via the BBC Images via NASA/John Sonntag and © MIDAS Project, A. Luckman, Swansea University
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Earthquakes are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the environmental, social and economic issues facing the Northern California city.
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What drives the youngest members of the corporate workforce? It’s not such a mystery when it comes to sustainability after all, as PwC research shows.
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We’ve seen rugs , rockers and even a president’s head consider the precarious state of our melting polar ice caps, but this is the first time we’ve seen a dessert express an opinion. 5.5 designers created this delicious ice cream iceburg made of the vanilla-flavored delicacy that HÃ¤agen-Dazs is known for.
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Windows are one of the weakest points in a building’s energy profile.
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Image Â© Keith Birmingham/SWCITY Absorbent parking lot pavement, low-water plumbing fixtures, and heat-reducing roofing are just a few of the sustainable features in the first ever eco-friendly building in the Los Angeles Public Library system. Designed by Carde Ten Architects, the LEED silver Sorensen Library is expected to use 25 percent less energy and 50 percent less water than a conventionally-designed library. Read the rest of Los Angeles County Opens Its First Green Library! http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green architecture , Green Building , leed silver , Los Angeles , Recycled Materials , sustainable design
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Weâ€™re excited to announce that former Inhabitat editor Emily Pilloton , and superstar founder of humanitarian design organization Project H Design , has just made her TED video debut speaking about her latest project: using design education as a means for social change in a rural Bertie County, NC . In February 2009, Emily and her Project H partner Matthew Miller moved to Bertie County, North Carolina â€“ the poorest and most rural country in the state – with the aim of transforming the Bertie through their experimental “Design. Build