Our emissions could melt all the ice in Greenland by the year 3000 — and raise sea levels by 24 ft

Good thing we didn’t call it Iceland, right?!

Arctic ecosystems “highly responsive” to climate change — and very hard to fix once broken

“Our results show a clear link in the timing of animal recovery and the recovery of Earth systems.”

NASA finds a second huge impact crater beneath Greenland’s ice sheet

Our planet has received its fair share of visitors along the years. This one has been hiding under Greenland’s thick ice.

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.