Broken Greenland ice sheet may threaten Atlantic shipping lanes

(NEWARK, Del.) — A 100-square-mile ice sheet has broken off Greenland, and it may float southward to threaten shipping lanes and the oil field off Newfoundland, Bloomberg News reported. A University of Delaware scientist said it’s the largest chunk of ice to break off an Arctic glacier since 1962. Ice is melting faster than expected in Arctic and Antarctic regions after the global climate has recorded some of their warmest months on record.
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By Professional Mariner Staff