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

Greenland ice core reveals it withstood warmer climate and warns of the future

A newly published massive study, where some 133 scientists collaborated, revealed that during our planet’s last warm period between ice ages the Greenland ice sheet was still fine and sturdy, despite it was a lot shorter than it is today and caused an increase of a few feet in world sea levels. The authors involved in the paper warn that carbon

Antarctic rift the size of the Grand Canyon speeds ice sheet melting

Scientists from Britain have found a remote ice rift valley, up to one mile deep, under the ice in Antarctica. The rift is similar in size and depth to the Grand Canyon and because it is direct contact with the warming ocean, it’s been found that it has a significant contribution to the unusual ice sheet melting of West Antarctica. The rift

Greenland’s entire ice sheet experiencing melting – unprecedented event in 30 years

During just four days, from July 8 to July 12, Greenland‘s total ice sheet surface subjected to melting rose from 40% to a whooping 97%. Basically the whole Greenland ice sheet was melting during this time frame. According to NASA, a situation similar to this mid-July phenomenon hasn’t been ever recorded in the three decades of satellite observations. Now, melting