Greenland is better known for its ice than fire, but across the high latitudes of the North, fires are burning at a rate unprecedented in the past 10,000 years.
As the Delaware-sized chunk of ice drifts out to sea, scientists are monitoring the edges of the Larsen C shelf for further signs of collapse.
A dozen cities around the world could heat up so much that there is currently no comparison on Earth for their projected summer temperatures.
Two European satellites, known as Sentinel-1, peer through clouds and darkness to provide a real-time image of the Larsen C ice shelf — the world's most-watched patch of ice.
A record heatwave throughout the West is grounding flights, which some scientists say is an example of the "hidden costs of climate change."
The development is unfolding as President Donald Trump is poised to announce whether he will withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change.
The missing page, which provided students and teachers with scientific information about climate change, is the first instance of archives disappearing from an agency website during the Trump administration.
Scientists don’t have a timetable for when the huge piece of Larsen C could break off, but the new breach has added to its growing instability.
The edited website reflects the administration's retreat from international cooperation on reducing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
As ocean warming diminishes the thickness and extent of sea ice in the Arctic from below, raising temperatures due to human-caused climate change are melting the ice from above.