Ice Island Breaks off Greenland; Bigger Than Manhattan

National Geographic: An ice chunk four times the size of Manhattan has broken off of Greenland's Petermann glacier--possibly the biggest glacier collapse in recorded history, scientists announced Friday (Greenland map). The so-called "ice island" covers a hundred square miles (260 square kilometers) and holds enough water to keep U.S. public tap water flowing for 120 days, according to Andreas Muenchow, a physical ocean scientist and engineer at the University of Delaware. As a result of the ......

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