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'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat

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'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat

- New images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet, on the country's west coast. Fires are rare on an island where 80% of the land is covered by ice up to 3km thick in places. However, satellites have observed smoke and flames north-east of a town called Sisimiut since 31 July. Experts believe at least two fires are burning in peat that may have dried out as temperatures have risen
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Massive landslide thought to be cause of 90-metre tsunami in Greenland

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Massive landslide thought to be cause of 90-metre tsunami in Greenland

- A massive landslide is thought to be the cause of a 90-metre tsunami that wrecked towns along the Greenland coast in June, washing away at least four people and several houses. The tsunami was initially thought to have been caused by a magnitude 4.1 earthquake, but seismologists now think the landslide was the cause of the seismic signal. The landslide fell 1000 metres from the steep sides of Greenland's Karrat Fiord into the water below
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Pencairan ais Greenland amat membimbangkan

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Pencairan ais Greenland amat membimbangkan

- Malah kata mereka, cuaca yang panas menggalakkan pertumbuhan alga dan menyebabkan permukaan ais berwarna gelap. Permukaan ais yang gelap menyerap lebih banyak radiasi solar sekali gus mempercepatkan pencairan ais berbanding ais berwarna putih. Pada masa ini lapor portal BBC, lapisan ais di Greenland menyumbang kepada pertambahan sehingga satu milimeter setahun kenaikan paras purata global lautan. Ini merupakan jumlah terbesar ais di hemisfera utara yang meliputi kawasan seluas tujuh kali ganda United Kingdom (UK) dan mencapai ketebalan tiga kilometer
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Lamar Smith visits Greenland with lawmakers to see climate change effects up close

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Lamar Smith visits Greenland with lawmakers to see climate change effects up close

- Noted climate-change skeptic U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith — the whose district stretches into parts of Austin — saw the effects of the warming Arctic first-hand on an unpublicized tour of Greenland and Alaska in May. The delegation from the House’s science and technology committee, which Smith chairs, included closed-door meetings between the lawmakers and scientists to learn about federally funded research tracking climate change there
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Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life: Study

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Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life: Study

- Greenland sharks, the longest living vertebrates on Earth which live for up to 400 years, could hold the secret to long life, geneticists mapping their DNA say. The sharks are believed to have unique genes which could help explain not only their incredibly long life span, but life expectancy in other vertebrates, including humans, researchers said. Professor Kim Praebel from the Arctic University of Norway and colleagues sequenced the DNA from Greenland sharks, some of which were alive in the Georgian era
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Need For Speed: Woman Clocked Driving 111 MPH On New Hampshire Highway

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Need For Speed: Woman Clocked Driving 111 MPH On New Hampshire Highway

- GREENLAND, NH (CBS) — New Hampshire State Police say they clocked a New York City woman driving 111 miles-per-hour on Interstate 95. Police say Marcie Smith, 56, was driving at that high speed in a 65-miles-per-hour zone when they pulled her over near Greenland, New Hampshire. She told troopers she didn’t know she was driving that fast. Police gave her a ticket for reckless operation and she will be in court in August
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Sunnier weather accelerating Greenland's ice melt: study

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Sunnier weather accelerating Greenland's ice melt: study

- Sunnier weather is significantly accelerating the melting of Greenland's glaciers, exacerbating the effects of rising global temperatures, according to a British study. For the past 20 years, a marked decrease in cloud cover over Greenland during the summer has allowed more solar radiation to warm glaciers and pack ice, according to research led by the University of Bristol and published in Science Advances on Wednesday
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Four people missing after flooding in remote Greenland village

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Four people missing after flooding in remote Greenland village

- COPENHAGEN: Four people are missing after large waves flooded a remote settlement in Greenland this weekend, Greenland officials said on Sunday. A Danish media report said the waves late on Saturday might have been caused by an earthquake creating a landslide into the sea, which in turn would have generated a swell. Police in Greenland, which is part of Denmark with self-government over domestic affairs, had no comment on the cause
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NASA discovers new mode of ice loss in Greenland

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NASA discovers new mode of ice loss in Greenland

- NASA has discovered a new long pulse of ice loss in Greenland resulting from a warming climate, with implications for the future rate of sea level rise. The study found that during Greenland's hottest summers on record, 2010 and 2012, the ice in Rink Glacier on the island's west coast did not just melt faster than usual, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave, like a warmed freezer pop sliding out of its plastic casing
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Cruise from Greenland to Nunavut full of Arctic wonders

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Cruise from Greenland to Nunavut full of Arctic wonders

- An expedition into the heart of the Arctic -- our trip of a lifetime -- begins with a flight to Greenland, three-and-a-half hours from Toronto. On arrival, our passports are stamped on the hood of an immigration-department pickup truck. Then we board buses bound for the wharf where our ship -- Adventure Canada's Ocean Endeavour -- waits 2.5-km offshore. A fleet of Zodiacs takes us to the Ocean Endeavour and the next leg of the journey begins as we sail toward Sondrestromfjord above the Arctic Circle
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Veterans meet with Manchester VA officials in Greenland

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Veterans meet with Manchester VA officials in Greenland

- Vets say they've had trouble getting the care they need. . Veterans meet with Manchester VA officials in Greenland Vets say they've had trouble getting the care they need GREENLAND, N.H. — Veterans on the Seacoast got a chance to meet with local officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as the agency looks to better their services. Those in attendance at the Greenland Veterans Center said they're relieved to be face-to-face with VA officials, but they still have questions and believe there is still a long way to go before they'll be fully satisfied with their care
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A way of life melting away in Greenland as climate change bites

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A way of life melting away in Greenland as climate change bites

- The northernmost village in Greenland sits just shy of 78 degrees north latitude, deep in the Arctic, yet during the summer, meltwater is everywhere. It flows in small rivulets and larger streams, past multicoloured houses built against a sloping hill and down to the Inglefield Bredning, as it is called in Danish – a broad body of water at the confluence of several fjords
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NASA just snapped the first photos of a new crack in one of Greenland's largest glaciers

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NASA just snapped the first photos of a new crack in one of Greenland's largest glaciers

- The first photographs of a new and ominous crack in Greenland’s enormous Petermann glacier were captured by a NASA airborne mission on Friday. NASA’s Operation IceBridge, which has been flying over northwest Greenland for the past several days, took the photos after being provided coordinates by Stef Lhermitte, a professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, who had spotted it by examining satellite images
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Bye-bye, Miami—Greenland is melting

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Bye-bye, Miami—Greenland is melting

- Congress diddles while the Earth wobbles. The first real study of the changes in the earth’s climate took place at Camp Century in Greenland, in 1960, which was supposedly built by the United States to test Arctic construction methods and carry out “other research.” Scientists from the engineering school of Toronto’s York University drilled the first ice core samples in order to study the earth’s climate. Have you ever heard
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Greenland ice flow likely to speed up
Flow of the Greenland Ice Sheet is likely to speed up in the future, despite a recent slowdown, because its outlet glaciers slide over wet sediment, not hard rock, new research based on seismic surveys has confirmed. This sediment will become weaker and more slippery as global temperatures rise and meltwater supply becomes more variable. The findings challenge the view that the recent slowdowns in ice flow would continue in the long term   Read More ...
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Melting of Greenland glacier to speed up — study
Melting of Greenland glacier to speed up — study MIAMI, United States — The Greenland ice sheet is likely to melt faster in the years to come, despite a recent slowdown, researchers said Wednesday after making a new discovery about the way glaciers move. Greenland contains enough ice to make the sea level mount 23 feet (seven meters) if it were to melt completely. The findings in the journal Science Advances show that ice in Greenland moves more quickly over sediment than hard rock   Read More ...
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Greenland is still burning, but the smoke may be the real problem
Greenland is still burning, but the smoke may be the real problem than two weeks after they were first spotted, wildfires on the west coast of Greenland are still burning, worrying local residents and drawing the attention of scientists. The fires are roughly 90 miles northeast of the second-largest Greenlandic town, Sisimiut, as we previously reported. There are currently three growing hotspots, according to an analysis of NASA data by Stef Lhermitte, an assistant professor of geoscience and remote sensing at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands   Read More ...
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Wildfire in Athens and Greenland
ATHENS: A wildfire was raging Monday on the coastal front of Athens, officials said, with summer homes under threat and a local village evacuated. Wildfires also hit western areas of Greenland after record temperatures this month and last year. The fire in Kalamos, about 45km east of the Greek capital, was burning across a wide front for a second day and had already burned a number of homes   Read More ...
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'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat
'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat New images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet, on the country's west coast. Fires are rare on an island where 80% of the land is covered by ice up to 3km thick in places. However, satellites have observed smoke and flames north-east of a town called Sisimiut since 31 July. Experts believe at least two fires are burning in peat that may have dried out as temperatures have risen   Read More ...
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Arctic Greenland is burning, hunters blinded by smoke
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Smoke from a wildfire in southwestern Greenland is hampering the wild reindeer hunt on the Arctic island, best known for its ice rather than burning grass and bushes. Local police say billowing smoke from a blaze on the uninhabited island of Nassuttooq, covering an area of up to 6 square miles "could result in people losing their bearings   Read More ...
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Arctic Greenland is burning, hunters blinded by smoke
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Smoke from a wildfire in southwestern Greenland is hampering the wild reindeer hunt on the Arctic island, best known for its ice rather than burning grass and bushes. Local police say billowing smoke from a blaze on the uninhabited island of Nassuttooq, covering an area of up to 6 square miles "could result in people losing their bearings   Read More ...
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Arctic Greenland is burning, hunters blinded by smoke
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Smoke from a wildfire in southwestern Greenland is hampering the wild reindeer hunt on the Arctic island, best known for its ice rather than burning grass and bushes. Local police say billowing smoke from a blaze on the uninhabited island of Nassuttooq, covering an area of up to 6 square miles "could result in people losing their bearings   Read More ...
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Massive landslide thought to be cause of 90-metre tsunami in Greenland
Massive landslide thought to be cause of 90-metre tsunami in Greenland A massive landslide is thought to be the cause of a 90-metre tsunami that wrecked towns along the Greenland coast in June, washing away at least four people and several houses. The tsunami was initially thought to have been caused by a magnitude 4.1 earthquake, but seismologists now think the landslide was the cause of the seismic signal. The landslide fell 1000 metres from the steep sides of Greenland's Karrat Fiord into the water below   Read More ...
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Finnish icebreaker sets record traversing Northwest Passage
Finnish icebreaker sets record traversing Northwest Passage NUUK, Greenland — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers, the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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Ship sets record for earliest transit of the famed Northwest Passage
Ship sets record for earliest transit of the famed Northwest Passage NUUK, Greenland -- After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 6,214 miles, the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming   Read More ...
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Icebreaker sets mark for earliest Northwest Passage transit
Icebreaker sets mark for earliest Northwest Passage transit NUUK, Greenland (AP) — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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MSV Nordica sets new standard for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage
MSV Nordica sets new standard for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage NUUK, Greenland – After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometres (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage
Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage NUUK, Greenland — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometres, the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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Northwest Passage: New record for earliest crossing
Northwest Passage: New record for earliest crossing NUUK, Greenland -- After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometres, the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage
Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage NUUK, Greenland (AP) — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage
Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage NUUK, Greenland — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometres, the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage
Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage NUUK, Greenland (AP) — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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The Latest: Icebreaker sets record for NW Passage transit
The Latest: Icebreaker sets record for NW Passage transit NUUK, Greenland (AP) — The Latest on the icebreaker MSV Nordica's record-breaking transit of the Northwest Passage (all times local): After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage
Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage NUUK, Greenland (AP) — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change   Read More ...
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Pencairan ais Greenland amat membimbangkan
Pencairan ais Greenland amat membimbangkan Malah kata mereka, cuaca yang panas menggalakkan pertumbuhan alga dan menyebabkan permukaan ais berwarna gelap. Permukaan ais yang gelap menyerap lebih banyak radiasi solar sekali gus mempercepatkan pencairan ais berbanding ais berwarna putih. Pada masa ini lapor portal BBC, lapisan ais di Greenland menyumbang kepada pertambahan sehingga satu milimeter setahun kenaikan paras purata global lautan. Ini merupakan jumlah terbesar ais di hemisfera utara yang meliputi kawasan seluas tujuh kali ganda United Kingdom (UK) dan mencapai ketebalan tiga kilometer   Read More ...
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Algae are turning Greenland green — and that’s a problem for sea-level rise
Algae are turning Greenland green — and that’s a problem for sea-level rise Thanks to global warming, algae are expanding on Greenland, helping to slowly melt the massive island's ice sheet and turning it "green." The microscopic algae that grow on the Greenland ice sheet are dark, which means they absorb more sunlight and warm up the surface more quickly than white ice, which reflects light. "More algae means a darker surface, and darker surfaces melt faster," said Martyn Tranter, head of the British research project Black and Bloom, the first group to study the phenomenon   Read More ...
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PRG partnering with China's Greenland unit for construction job opportunities
PETALING JAYA: PRG Holdings Bhd has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with China's Jiangsu Provincial Construction Group Co Ltd (JPC) to jointly undertake infrastructure, property, and construction activities in Malaysia and internationally. JPC is involved in construction, infrastructure development and property development. It is a 55% owned subsidiary of the Greenland Group, which was ranked 268th in Fortune Global 500 back in 2014 and 40th mainland Chinese enterprise on the list   Read More ...
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Lamar Smith visits Greenland with lawmakers to see climate change effects up close
Lamar Smith visits Greenland with lawmakers to see climate change effects up close Noted climate-change skeptic U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith — the whose district stretches into parts of Austin — saw the effects of the warming Arctic first-hand on an unpublicized tour of Greenland and Alaska in May. The delegation from the House’s science and technology committee, which Smith chairs, included closed-door meetings between the lawmakers and scientists to learn about federally funded research tracking climate change there   Read More ...
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Microbe study highlights Greenland ice sheet toxicity
Microbe study highlights Greenland ice sheet toxicity The Greenland ice sheet is often seen as a pristine environment, but new research has revealed that may not be the case. A Danish-led study, published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, examined how microbes from the ice sheet have the potential to resist and degrade globally-emitted contaminants such as mercury, lead, PAH and PCB. Dr Aviaja Hauptmann, from the University of Greenland, led the research   Read More ...
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Why more summer sun is bad news for Greenland
Why more summer sun is bad news for Greenland Rise in sea level will affect 'millions of people living close to the shores,' scientist says Related Stories Scientists at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom suggest increasing sunshine over the past 20 years is accelerating ice melt across Greenland. The findings in their new study are concerning, as Greenland's ice sheet is 1.7 million square kilometres. If all of the ice sheet melted, its estimated that global sea levels could rise by six metres   Read More ...
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Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life: Study
Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life: Study Greenland sharks, the longest living vertebrates on Earth which live for up to 400 years, could hold the secret to long life, geneticists mapping their DNA say. The sharks are believed to have unique genes which could help explain not only their incredibly long life span, but life expectancy in other vertebrates, including humans, researchers said. Professor Kim Praebel from the Arctic University of Norway and colleagues sequenced the DNA from Greenland sharks, some of which were alive in the Georgian era   Read More ...
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Figuring out how fast Greenland is melting
Figuring out how fast Greenland is melting A new analysis of Greenland's past temperatures will help scientists figure out how fast the island's vast ice sheet is melting, according to a new report from University of Arizona atmospheric scientists. The ice sheet has been shrinking since 1900 and the yearly loss of ice has doubled since 2003, other researchers have shown. The accelerated melting of the Greenland ice sheet is contributing to sea level rise   Read More ...
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Greenland's summer ocean bloom likely fueled by iron
Greenland's summer ocean bloom likely fueled by iron Iron particles catching a ride on glacial meltwater washed out to sea by drifting currents is likely fueling a recently discovered summer algal bloom off the southern coast of Greenland, according to a new study. Microalgae, also known as phytoplankton, are plant-like, marine microorganisms that form the base of the food web in many parts of the ocean. "Phytoplankton serve as food for all of the fish and animals that live there   Read More ...
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Need For Speed: Woman Clocked Driving 111 MPH On New Hampshire Highway
Need For Speed: Woman Clocked Driving 111 MPH On New Hampshire Highway GREENLAND, NH (CBS) — New Hampshire State Police say they clocked a New York City woman driving 111 miles-per-hour on Interstate 95. Police say Marcie Smith, 56, was driving at that high speed in a 65-miles-per-hour zone when they pulled her over near Greenland, New Hampshire. She told troopers she didn’t know she was driving that fast. Police gave her a ticket for reckless operation and she will be in court in August   Read More ...
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Sunnier weather accelerating Greenland's ice melt: study
Sunnier weather accelerating Greenland's ice melt: study Sunnier weather is significantly accelerating the melting of Greenland's glaciers, exacerbating the effects of rising global temperatures, according to a British study. For the past 20 years, a marked decrease in cloud cover over Greenland during the summer has allowed more solar radiation to warm glaciers and pack ice, according to research led by the University of Bristol and published in Science Advances on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Greenland now a major driver of rising seas — study
Greenland now a major driver of rising seas — study PARIS, France — Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday. The findings add to growing concern among scientists that the global watermark is climbing more rapidly than forecast only a few years ago, with potentially devastating consequences   Read More ...
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Melting Greenland ice now source of 25% of sea level rise, researchers say
Melting Greenland ice now source of 25% of sea level rise, researchers say PARIS – Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just 5 percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday. The findings add to growing concern among scientists that the global watermark is climbing more rapidly than forecast only a few years ago, with potentially devastating consequences   Read More ...
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Fundraising for Greenland Going Well
Fundraising for Greenland Going Well Well over 20 million krónur (USD 192,000, EUR 171,000) has already been raised for the victims of a natural disaster in Greenland, in a national appeal that started less than a week ago without any preparation, reports . This is an unbelievable result and unprecedented in the history of Icelandic Church Aid, one of the organizers of the appeal, in such a short period of time, according to appeal representative Hrafn Jökulsson   Read More ...
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Scientists just proved that wildfires dumped a huge amount of soot atop Greenland’s ice sheet
Scientists just proved that wildfires dumped a huge amount of soot atop Greenland’s ice sheet Scientists have for the first time tracked soot from Canadian wildfires all the way to the Greenland ice sheet, where they found that the dark, sunlight-absorbing particles landed on the ice and had the potential to significantly enhance its melting — pointing to a possible new driver of sea level rise. It’s the first end-to-end documentation of a process that, it’s feared, could hasten Greenland’s melting in the future — and since the ice sheet could contribute over 20 feet of eventual sea level rise, any such process is one that scientists weigh carefully   Read More ...
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Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study
Greenland contains enough frozen water to lift oceans by about seven metres (23 feet), though experts disagree on the global warming threshold for irreversible melting, and how long that would take once set in motion Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday   Read More ...
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Iceland Offers Greenland Help after Tsunami
Iceland Offers Greenland Help after Tsunami Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson has offered assistance to neighbor Greenland after a tsunami apparently hit the west coast of Greenland on Sunday, reports. Guðlaugur Þór said the thoughts of Icelanders are with Greenlanders. Guðlaugur Þór stated in an interview with Stöð 2 TV station’s news program that the Greenlandic authorities were grateful for the offer by the Icelandic government   Read More ...
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Greenland hit by tsunami, four people missing
Greenland hit by tsunami, four people missing COPENHAGEN, June 18 (Reuters) – Four people are missing after large waves flooded a remote settlement in Greenland this weekend, Greenland officials said on Sunday.A Danish media report said the waves late on Saturday might have been caused by an earthquake creating a landslide into the sea, which in turn would have generated a swell. The Greenland government said the small village of Nuugaatsiaq in the northwest was flooded, while two other places in the same region, Uummannaq and Illorsuit, were also affected   Read More ...
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Four missing after tsunami hits Greenland
Four missing after tsunami hits Greenland Four people were listed as missing Sunday after an earthquake sparked a tsunami off Greenland and forced some residents to be evacuated. "Four people are missing," local broadcaster KNR quoted local police chief Bjorn Tegner Bay as telling a news conference in the autonomous Danish territory. There were no confirmed fatalities, but Bay said 11 houses had been swept away after a magnitude 4 overnight quake off Uummannaq, a small island well above the Arctic Circle   Read More ...
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Four people missing after flooding in remote Greenland village
Four people missing after flooding in remote Greenland village COPENHAGEN: Four people are missing after large waves flooded a remote settlement in Greenland this weekend, Greenland officials said on Sunday. A Danish media report said the waves late on Saturday might have been caused by an earthquake creating a landslide into the sea, which in turn would have generated a swell. Police in Greenland, which is part of Denmark with self-government over domestic affairs, had no comment on the cause   Read More ...
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