2 weeks A big chunk of Greenland’s ice cap has broken off Inquirer
COPENHAGEN, Denmark --- A big chunk of Greenland's ice cap, estimated to be some 110 square kilometers (42.3 square miles), has broken off in the far northeast Arctic which scientists say is evidence of rapid climate change. The glacier section broke off the fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden, which is roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) long and 20 kilometers (12 miles) wide, the National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said Monday. The glacier is at the end of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream, where it flows off land and into the ocean. Annual end-of-melt-season changes for the Arctic's largest ice shelf ... more