Massive ice island breaks off Greenland glacier

massive ice island four times the size of Manhattan has broken off an iceberg in north-western Greenland, a researcher at a US university said.

Andreas Muenchow at the University of Delaware said in a statement Friday that the last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk of ice was in 1962.

Muenchow’s research focuses on the Nares Strait, a region between far north-eastern Canada and northwestern Greenland, about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of the North Pole.

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