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Whaling Japanese ship attacked with acid  Anti-whaling protesters hurled containers of butyric acid at a Japanese whaling ship in Antarctic waters, injuring four crew members Massive ice shelf on verge of breakup  Some 220 square miles of ice has collapsed and an ice shelf about seven times the size of Manhattan is 'hanging by a thread' New rifts form on ice shelf
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  Anti-whaling activists handed over
Whalers accused of kidnapping activists

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  An anti-whaling group is accusing the crew of a vessel of kidnapping 2 activists who climbed on board the ship to try to stop its whaling operations
  2 activists who were seized by a Japanese whaling vessel two days ago have been handed over to Australian officials on a ship in the Antarctic

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  Scientists have identified new rifts on an ice shelf that could lead to it breaking away from the Antarctic Peninsula

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Dec.4   Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast
  The Ushuaia, carrying 89 passengers and 33 crew members, was stranded on the coast of Antarctica after striking ice
Dec.5     Stranded Antarctic cruise ship evacuated
  All 122 people aboard Panamanian-flagged Ushuaia, stranded off Antarctica, have been evacuated by helicopters and 2 Chilean navy ships

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