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NEWS: Around the Arctic July 20, 2012 - 5:47 am

Photo: The crumbling Petermann glacier

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This image from NASA’s Aqua satellite shows a 130-square-kilometre chunk of ice, about a quarter the size of the Island of Montreal, breaking away from the Petermann glacier in northwestern Greenland July 17. This is the second time in less than two years that a huge chunk of ice has broken away from the Petermann ice sheet. Climate change is believed to be a factor in the increased rate of iceberg calving off Greenland. (NASA HANDOUT IMAGE)
This image from NASA’s Aqua satellite shows a 130-square-kilometre chunk of ice, about a quarter the size of the Island of Montreal, breaking away from the Petermann glacier in northwestern Greenland July 17. This is the second time in less than two years that a huge chunk of ice has broken away from the Petermann ice sheet. Climate change is believed to be a factor in the increased rate of iceberg calving off Greenland. (NASA HANDOUT IMAGE)

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