climate change
Greenland Was on Fire This Week Amid ‘Unprecedented’ Arctic Burn

Two years ago, Greenland lit ablaze. It was weird, and a harbinger of things to come on our changing planet. It just didn’t seem like they would come again so soon. Read More >>

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Study Warns We Could Melt the Entire Greenland Ice Sheet if We Don’t Change Course

If you thought the heat wave-induced melting of half of Greenland’s surface was alarming, wait until you hear the long-term projections for its ice sheet. Read More >>

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Greenland’s Most Imperiled Glacier Has Stopped Retreating – For Now

When scientists talk about Greenland losing ice, they are talking, in no small part, about Jakobshavn glacier. A frozen river that drains roughly 7 percent of the Greenland Ice Sheet along the west coast, Jakobshavn has been thinning and retreating in a dramatic fashion for about 20 years, and is the single largest contribution to the ice sheet’s climate change-driven slim down. But in 2016, the glacier did an about-face. Read More >>

climate change
Greenland’s Ice Can No Longer Handle Hot Summers

A team of scientists is warning that the double whammy of a naturally recurring weather pattern and rising temperatures is triggering dramatic melting on the Greenland ice sheet—a problem the researchers liken to recent global coral bleaching events, which have been fuelled by the one-two punch of El Niño and climate change. Read More >>

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New Study Shows Just How Frighteningly Fast Greenland Is Melting

In July 2012, a spate of warm weather caused nearly the entire surface of the Greenland ice sheet to begin melting, an event with no precedent in the satellite record. A new study shows this massive melt-out wasn’t just an anomaly compared with the last 40 years, but the last 350. Unfortunately, the study also suggests 2012 could be a harbinger of our new normal. Read More >>

geology
A Massive Impact Crater Has Been Detected Beneath Greenland’s Ice Sheet

An unusually large asteroid crater measuring 19 miles wide has been discovered under a continental ice sheet in Greenland. Roughly the size of Paris, it’s now among the 25 biggest asteroid craters on Earth. Read More >>

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Scientists Match Pollution in Greenland’s Ice Sheet to Events from Ancient Greece and Rome

We tend to associate industrial pollution with the modern era, but human civilisations have been contaminating the planet for thousands of years. By drilling deep into Greenland’s ice sheet, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has chronicled the industrial waste produced by the ancient Greeks and Romans over a 1,900-year period, linking pollution to economic booms, wars, and even plagues. Read More >>

environment
Why Is Greenland’s Ice Sheet Covered in Industrial Waste-Chowing Bacteria?

The Greenland ice sheet is vast, majestic, pristine....and peppered with bacteria that seem equipped to survive in industrial waste, according to a new study. Which really makes you question the whole the pristine bit, now, doesn’t it? Read More >>

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Killer Tsunami in Greenland Possibly Triggered by Landslide

Four people are missing and nearly a dozen homes were flooded after a rare tsunami struck the west coast of Greenland on Saturday. Initial reports attributed the giant wave to a magnitude four earthquake, but speculation is emerging that the highly-localised tsunami was actually produced by a massive landslide. Read More >>

climate change
The March for Science Has Spread From Pole-to-Pole

Rainy weather on the east coast of America didn't stop people from hitting the streets to march for science yesterday. But the conditions in Antarctica and the Arctic Circle were quite a bit more extreme and protests in the name of facts were still rocking those two far-flung locations. Read More >>

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NASA’s Operation IceBridge Is Monitoring Ice Loss in Canada and Greenland

They're some of the most remote parts of the world, but they're slowly melting into the sea—and NASA is hoping to figure out a way to stop that from happening with Operation IceBridge, a six-year research project that involves a series of eight-hour research flights over the affected areas. Read More >>

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The Greenland Ice Sheet May Be Far Less Stable Than We Thought

The Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to raise global sea levels 24 feet should it all melt. And a massive melt-out is exactly what seems to have happened about a million years ago, according to a groundbreaking analysis of a unique geologic sample from Greenland’s rocky underbelly. Read More >>

environment
Melting Ice Will Release Toxic Waste From a Cold War-Era Test Site

During the Cold War, the US Army studied the feasibility of launching ballistic missiles from within Greenland’s ice sheet. When the project was done, engineers buried biological, chemical, and radioactive waste in the ice thinking it would be preserved for eternity. Shame they didn’t know about global warming. Read More >>

environment
There’s Something Strange Happening at the Bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet

For the first time, researchers have peered thousands of metres beneath Greenland’s glistening surface to map the bottom of the ice sheet. They were surprised to learn that it’s thawing all over the place. Read More >>

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Greenland Lost a Trillion Tonnes of Ice and Nobody Noticed

Between 2011 and 2014, while humans were discovering dubstep and the wonder of selfies, Greenland was melting fast. It lost a trillion tonnes of ice in just three years, and the world neither noticed nor gave a damn. Read More >>