Greenland melting is ‘off the charts’ — It’s unprecedented in the last 400 years, scientists warn

In the past 20 years, Greenland’s ice sheet has been melting at six-fold the rate seen before the Industrial Revolution.

Scientists find huge 19-mile impact crater under Greenland’s ice sheet

A meteorite might have slammed into the island as early as 12,000 years ago.

‘Earliest evidence of life’ may just be really old rock

The debate is far from over, though.

Ivory trade made Greenland great, then barren again

Turns out a one-trick economy never lasts long.

Greenland, Faroe Islands to stop commercial fishing of wild salmon for 12 years

The deal was made possible by the efforts of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and North Atlantic Salmon Fund.

What Greenland’s landscape looks like without any ice

Let’s hope this landscape is never in the open.

Melt runoff is making the waters around Greenland less saline

The consequences are important for ecosystem health.

Aerial photos show Greenland deltas growing due to climate change

A rather unexpected effect of climate change.

Greenland is getting darker, increasing fears about global warming and sea level rise

It’s a feedback loop on steroids.

Global sea levels rose 50% faster than two decades ago because of Greenland’s melting ice sheet

The cost of non-action could be dramatic by the end of the century.

Guillemot chicks leap from their nest, risking life and limb, before they can even fly — and know we know why

The dads really pull through for these chicks.

Not too long ago, Greenland stayed ice-free for 280,000 years

The Vikings were late a million years. Back then this was ‘really’ Greenland.

Oldest evidence of life on Earth found in 3.7-billion-year fossil

Pushing the boundaries of life farther in time than ever before.

The Greenland ice sheet is losing some 270 billion tons of ice each year, a new study finds

Knowing how much water gets melted into the oceans will help us estimate the impact of rising sea levels.

Huge portion of Greenland starts to melt, surprises scientists

A massive portion of the Greenland ice sheet has started to melt, taking researchers by surprise. The vast region is experiencing a freakishly early spring thaw, with 12% of Greenland’s ice melting on Monday, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute. “We had to check that our models were still working properly,”6 Peter Langen, climate scientist at DMI, told blog Polar Portal.

What polar inhabitants want from a climate deal

While the climate talks in Paris are carrying on in full force, it’s important to keep in mind that most of climate change isn’t actually affecting the ones causing it. The polar regions, the south Pacific and small islands are the ones suffering the most. The governments of Nunavut (Canada) and Greenland (Denmark) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) released a

Scientists unravel mystery of Greenland lakes: they’re sinking

Geoscientists have finally unraveled one of Greenland’s long-standing mysteries: how billions of gallons of water can drain in a matter of hours. They believe that this might also help us better understand how sea levels will rise in the future.

New subglacial lakes discovered in Greenland accelerating melting

Using satellite imagery, scientists have discovered two new subglacial lakes under Greenland’s ice sheet bringing the total number to four. The discovery is not well met, however. These lakes are already drained, signaling that climate change is making its way beneath the Greenland ice sheet. The discovery suggests subglacial lakes could increase the sensitivity of ice to climatic change, further accelerating ice melt which can lead to catastrophic floods.

Frozen underworld discovered beneath Greenland Ice sheet

The former popular landscape was an expanse of warped shapes, out of which some were as tall as a Manhattan skyscraper, and it was discovered by an ice-penetration radar loaded aboard NASA survey flights. According to the scientists who made the discovery, this could deepen the level of understanding concerning the way in which the ice sheets of Greenland and

Mega canyon discovered under Greenland ice sheet

Geophysical data from Greenland have revealed the existence of a canyon comparable in size with the Grand Canyon beneath the ice sheet. The canyon has the characteristics of a winding river channel and is over 750 km long and it is often as deep as 800 m. This immense feature is thought to predate humanity – it came to be