GIANT ICE BLOCK BAFFLES SCIENTISTS

August 11, 2010

The chunk of ice that broke off the glacier on Thursday is headed for the Nares Strait, the shipping waterway between Greenland and Canada. It is the biggest event in the Arctic in nearly half a century. Scientists are scrambling to understand the implications of a giant piece of ice breaking off a glacier bordering Greenland. Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports.

The chunk of ice that broke off the glacier on Thursday is headed for the Nares Strait, the shipping waterway between Greenland and Canada. It is the biggest event in the Arctic in nearly half a century. Scientists are scrambling to understand the implications of a giant piece of ice breaking off a glacier bordering Greenland. Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports.



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