The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 metres per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid than the satellite-derived retreat rates observed today, new research has found.
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Later this year, Kirsten Shaw and her family will move into the house of her dreams. It's taking shape—all 130 square feet of it—right now on a flatbed trailer in her Calgary backyard. Shaw, her husband and 12-year-old son will squeeze into the wee quarters and spend the winter and begin transforming a trailer into what will, eventually, become a (relatively) spacious 200-square-foot dwelling.
After that, they'll tow their tiny homes on wheels across the continent—the family's first holiday in years— then park it on a plot of land her husband owns on Vancouver Island, where they will settle down. (Follow their progress on the Facebook page Tiny House Calgary and on Google+.)