Wednesday, July 25, 2012

In the News: Greenland's Petermann Glacier Fractures (Again)

Last week, a northern section of Greenland's Petermann Glacier calved creating a 46 mile iceberg.   The crack which seems to have taken scientists by surprise has lent an increase in urgency to issues such as sea level rise and climate change.  For those interested in more information, below please find some additional resources that may be of assistance to environmental legal researchers.


National Snow and Ice Data Center, (last visited July 25, 2012)

World Glacier Monitoring Service, (last visited July 25, 2012).

Petermann Glacier, Image of the Day, NASA, (last visited July 25, 2012).

Iceberg Breaks Off from Greenland's Petermann Glacier, BBC News (July 18, 2012), (video).

Joanna M. Foster, Green: Again, A Glacier Downsizes, NY Times (July 18, 2012),

Seth Borenstein, Petermann Glacier in Greenland Breaks Off Iceberg Twice the Size of Manhattan, Huffington Post (July 17, 2012),

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