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SOURCE: Grist and Icy Seas

DATE: July 26, 2017

SNIP: “I am disturbed by new ocean data from Greenland every morning before breakfast these days.” — Andreas Muenchow

A major glacier in Greenland might be breaking apart. That’s the buzz this week in the polar science community after a big new iceberg emerged at Petermann Glacier in far northwest Greenland. Scientists first spotted an extensive network of cracks in Petermann earlier this year. The worry is that those cracks may widen during the next few weeks, the warmest part of the short Greenland summer. — Eric Holthaus