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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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Cruise from Greenland to Nunavut full of Arctic wonders
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   Read More ...
Places: Canada |  Greenland |  North |  Nunavut | 
Veterans meet with Manchester VA officials in Greenland
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   Read More ...
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NASA's P-3 aircraft flies over southeast Greenland(1/2)
The shadow of NASA's P-3 aircraft is seen over an iceberg on a May 8, 2017 flight supporting NASA's Operation IceBridge mission. IceBridge began its final week of Arctic Spring 2017 surveys with a glacier-packed mission in Greenland, called Southeast Glaciers 01. The P-3 is a four-engine turboprop based out of Wallops and capable of long duration flights of 8-12 hours   Read More ...
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Australian pair out to conquer Greenland
Australian pair out to conquer Greenland Hidden crevasses, hungry polar bears and the relationship between a father and his son-in-law are the hurdles standing between Queensland adventurer Geoff Wilson and another polar feat this month. Mr Wilson and son-in-law Simon Goodburn will fly out on Sunday on their way to Greenland where they're planning to become the first Australians to cover the isolated ice-covered island from south to north   Read More ...
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A way of life melting away in Greenland as climate change bites
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   Read More ...
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40-day Greenland Kite Hike Underway
40-day Greenland Kite Hike Underway Five Icelandic mountaineering enthusiasts are today setting off on a 1,200-kilometer (746-mile) trek along the east coast of Greenland. The expedition should take them around 40 days to complete and will be sped up in places with the use of a specialist kite/sail which will use the wind to drag them along. This will be the first trek of its type   Read More ...
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In Greenland’s northernmost village, a melting Arctic threatens the age-old hunt
In Greenland’s northernmost village, a melting Arctic threatens the age-old hunt 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 multicolored 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   Read More ...
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Nasa just snapped the first photos of a new crack in one of Greenland's largest glaciers
Nasa just snapped the first photos of a new crack in one of Greenland's largest glaciers New Nasa photographs of Greenland's enormous Petermann Glacier show a new and ominous crack. Nasa's Operation IceBridge, which has been flying over northwest Greenland for the past several days, took the photos on Friday (Saturday, NZ time) after being provided co-ordinates by Stef Lhermitte, a professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, who had spotted the oddly located chasm by examining satellite images   Read More ...
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A new crack in one of Greenland's largest glaciers has scientists' attention
A new crack in one of Greenland's largest glaciers has scientists' attention Scientist's tweets lead to examination of a new crack in Greenland's Petermann Glacier Greenland's glaciers play a role in Earth's rising sea levels, so a crack is concerning (CNN)Something caught Stef Lhermitte's eye last week as he pored over satellite images of Northwest Greenland's Petermann Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Greenland. "I saw a small line and thought 'that seems new,' " said Lhermitte as he described the discovery he made, almost by accident, as he was testing a methodology to detect melt that requires making animated GIFs from the black and blue grainy images of Greenland captured by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1 satellite   Read More ...
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NASA images show new crack in Greenland's Petermann Glacier
NASA images show new crack in Greenland's Petermann Glacier A series of images released by NASA show a huge crack in Greenland's Petermann Glacier, sparking questions about where it came from and what it will mean for the future of the glacier. NASA's Operation IceBridge, as part of an airborne survey of changing polar ice, flew over the chasm and captured more detailed images. The team posted the images to Facebook on Friday   Read More ...
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NASA snaps picture of new crack in Greenland ice shelf
NASA snaps picture of new crack in Greenland ice shelf (Phys.org)—A team of researchers working with NASA's Operation IceBridge has snapped a picture of a crack in the middle part of Petermann Glacier—it resides on Greenland's northern coast. The photo and other accompanying images have been released to the media to allow the public to see what is occurring. Operation IceBridge consists of flying airplanes over parts of Antarctica and Greenland and taking pictures to monitor changes in ice coverage and formations   Read More ...
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NASA Just Snapped The First Photos Of A New Crack In One Of Greenland's Largest Glaciers
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 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 the oddly located chasm by examining satellite images   Read More ...
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NASA just snapped the first photos of a mysterious crack in one of Greenland’s largest glaciers
NASA just snapped the first photos of a mysterious crack in one of Greenland’s largest glaciers This story has been updated. The first photographs of a new and ominous crack in Greenland’s enormous Petermann Glacier were captured by a NASA airborne mission 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 the oddly located chasm by examining satellite images   Read More ...
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NASA just snapped the first photos of a new crack in one of Greenland's largest glaciers
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   Read More ...
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Scientists just found a strange and worrying crack in one of Greenland’s biggest glaciers
Scientists just found a strange and worrying crack in one of Greenland’s biggest glaciers Scientists examining satellite images of one of Greenland’s largest glaciers believe they have found an unexpected new crack in its floating ice shelf that could contribute to a dramatic break in coming years. The Petermann Glacier, located in the high Arctic at 80 degrees North latitude, is one of the most important outlets by which the Greenland ice sheet extends and flows into the sea   Read More ...
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Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier
Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported. Jakobshavn glacier, responsible for feeding flotillas of icebergs into the Ilulissat icefjord — and possibly for unleashing the iceberg that sank the Titanic — is an enormous outlet for the larger Greenland ice sheet, which itself contains enough ice to raise seas by more than 20 feet   Read More ...
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Denmark snubbed Chinese offer to buy abandoned Greenland base over security concerns: sources
Denmark snubbed Chinese offer to buy abandoned Greenland base over security concerns: sources COPENHAGEN – Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said. Danish politicians did not want to jeopardize their country’s relationship with the United States, Copenhagen’s main ally, by granting another power a potential military foothold in Greenland, the sources told Reuters   Read More ...
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Denmark spurned Chinese offer for Greenland base over security - sources
Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said. Danish politicians did not want to jeopardise their country's relationship with the United States, Copenhagen's main ally, by granting another power a potentially military foothold in Greenland, the sources told Reuters   Read More ...
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Denmark spurned Chinese offer for Greenland base over security - sources
COPENHAGEN: Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said. Danish politicians did not want to jeopardise their country's relationship with the United States, Copenhagen's main ally, by granting another power a potentially military foothold in Greenland, the sources told Reuters   Read More ...
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Denmark spurned Chinese offer for Greenland base over security - sources
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said. Danish politicians did not want to jeopardise their country's relationship with the United States, Copenhagen's main ally, by granting another power a potentially military foothold in Greenland, the sources told Reuters   Read More ...
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Denmark spurned Chinese offer for Greenland base over security -sources
Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said. Danish politicians did not want to jeopardise their country's relationship with the United States, Copenhagen's main ally, by granting another power a potentially military foothold in Greenland, the sources told Reuters   Read More ...
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Melting sea ice may be speeding nature's clock in the Arctic
Melting sea ice may be speeding nature's clock in the Arctic Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters. The changes are associated with diminishing sea ice cover, according to a study published in the journal Biology Letters and led by the University of California, Davis. The timing of seasonal events, such as first spring growth, flower bud formation and blooming make up a plant's   Read More ...
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Melting sea ice may be speeding nature's clock in the Arctic
Melting sea ice may be speeding nature's clock in the Arctic Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters. The changes are associated with diminishing sea ice cover, according to a study published in the journal Biology Letters and led by the University of California, Davis. The timing of seasonal events, such as first spring growth, flower bud formation and blooming make up a plant's   Read More ...
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Computer model predicts the likelihood of crossing several dangerous climate change thresholds
Computer model predicts the likelihood of crossing several dangerous climate change thresholds A new computer model of accumulated carbon emissions predicts the likelihood of crossing several dangerous climate change thresholds. These include global temperature rise sufficient to lose the Greenland Ice Sheet and generate seven meters of long-term sea level rise, or tropical region warming to a level that is deadly to humans and other mammals. "The model is based on idealized representations of societal, technological and policy factors," said lead researcher   Read More ...
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Biogeochemical links across Greenland key to understanding Arctic
Biogeochemical links across Greenland key to understanding Arctic The Kangerlussuaq region of southwest Greenland is a 3,728-square-mile corridor stretching from the ice sheet to the Labrador Sea. In this area near the top of the world, landscape and ecosystem diversity abounds. Flora and fauna range from microbes in the ice sheet to large herbivores—caribou and musk oxen—living on the tundra, and aquatic plants and animals in the diverse bodies of water, including silt-filled rivers, ponds, lakes and rushing   Read More ...
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Scientists report ocean data from under Greenland's Petermann Glacier
Petermann Glacier is the second largest floating ice shelf in the northern hemisphere. Located approximately 16 to 2,300 feet below the glacier, the five ocean sensors are connected to a weather station at the surface, creating the first cabled observatory on a floating, moving, and rapidly melting Greenland glacier. The researchers recently reported in the journal Oceanography that sensor data from August 2015 to February 2016 confirms that that the   Read More ...
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New pathway for Greenland meltwater to reach ocean
New pathway for Greenland meltwater to reach ocean Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet let one of its aquifers drain to the ocean, new NASA research finds. The aquifers, discovered only recently, are unusual in that they trap large amounts of liquid water within the ice sheet. Until now, scientists did not know what happened to the water stored away in this reservoir -- the discovery will help fine tune computer models of Greenland's contribution to sea level   Read More ...
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Study identifies new pathway for Greenland meltwater to reach ocean
Study identifies new pathway for Greenland meltwater to reach ocean Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet let one of its aquifers drain to the ocean, new NASA research finds. The aquifers, discovered only recently, are unusual in that they trap large amounts of liquid water within the ice sheet. Until now, scientists did not know what happened to the water stored away in this reservoir—the discovery will help fine tune computer models of Greenland's contribution to sea level rise. "This   Read More ...
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Bye-bye, Miami—Greenland is melting
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   Read More ...
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Greenland needs money. Is a uranium mine the answer?
Greenland needs money. Is a uranium mine the answer? The tattoo artist Tattoo artist Paninnguag Lind Jensen isn’t buying it. She fears that the environmental degradation and health risks posed by an open-pit mine will inevitably outweigh the benefits. “If you Google ‘open-pit mine,’ all you see is destruction,” she said. “It would be like killing the spirit of South Greenland.” But Jensen has also seen Narsaq’s decline firsthand. While growing up here in the 1990s, most of the   Read More ...
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Greenland needs money and asks if a uranium mine is the answer
Greenland needs money and asks if a uranium mine is the answer NARSAQ, GREENLAND—As principal of the primary school in this once-prosperous fishing town near the southern tip of Greenland, Ivalo Motzfeldt has a clear view of what unemployment and shrinking opportunity can do to families: Children arriving at school hungry and traumatized by domestic violence. Recurrent waves of suicides. Flagging motivation and stubbornly low rates of academic advancement. Motzfeldt knows that breaking this pattern is critical to Narsaq’s future and to   Read More ...
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Rejoice! India gets its first igloo hotel in Manali
Rejoice! India gets its first igloo hotel in Manali Have you ever wanted to live in an igloo amid the snow-capped mountains? Sure, many of you may have thought about it but dropped the plan thinking that a trip to Greenland or other Arctic regions was a matter in the distant future. But now the long wait is over, people, because India just got its first igloo hotel! Yes, we’re excited too. These amazing frosty lodgings have been built   Read More ...
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This 'GOT' star teamed up with Google to capture Greenland's melting ice
This 'GOT' star teamed up with Google to capture Greenland's melting ice Google Maps won't help you much if you're trekking across Greenland's icy terrain. But for the curious and desk-bound, Google's Street View now offers compelling, panoramic vistas of the region's imperiled ice. To capture the scenery, which went online Tuesday, Google teamed up with Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, aka the one-handed Jaime Lannister. SEE ALSO: The Arctic is reeling from its warmest year since at least 1900 The   Read More ...
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Fierce North Atlantic storm to send temperatures soaring at North Pole (again)
Fierce North Atlantic storm to send temperatures soaring at North Pole (again) An extraordinarily powerful storm system is spinning across the North Atlantic Ocean, just southeast of Greenland. Together with long-term climate change and other transitory weather systems, it is setting the stage for a dramatic and unusual warmup at the North Pole this week. For the third time this winter, such a storm is likely to vault unusually warm air toward the pole, potentially bringing temperatures across the sunless Arctic   Read More ...
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Polar Nanoq Causes Debate in Greenland
Polar Nanoq Causes Debate in Greenland The trawler Polar Nanoq from Greenland has caused a political debate in its home country, after 20 kg of hashish were confiscated onboard when the vessel reached harbor in Hafnarfjörður on January 18, reports. Two of its crew members were arrested that night, suspected in the death of 20-year-old Birna Brjánsdóttir. One of the suspects in the murder case is also suspected in the drug case. A third crew member   Read More ...
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Birna case: Iceland questions sailors in rare suspected murder
Birna case: Iceland questions sailors in rare suspected murder Police in Iceland are questioning two Greenlandic sailors over the suspected murder of a 20-year-old woman, in a case that has shocked Icelanders. Pathologists are examining the body of Birna Brjansdottir, found washed up on a beach on Sunday, a week after she spent a night out with friends. The case has shocked the tiny Arctic nation of just 330,000. Sparsely populated Greenland is in mourning too. Iceland has fewer   Read More ...
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Candles Lit for Birna in Greenland
Candles Lit for Birna in Greenland Numerous people convened last night in front of the Icelandic consulate in Nuuk, Greenland, to light candles in memory of Birna Brjánsdóttir, the 20-year-old Icelandic girl whose body was found on the south coast of Reykjanes peninsula yesterday, reports. She is thought to have been murdered. Two men are in police custody, suspected in her disappearance, both of them Greenlanders and crew members of the trawler Polar Nanoq. Aviâja E.   Read More ...
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Foreign Minister of Greenland Cancels Trip to Norway
Foreign Minister of Greenland Cancels Trip to Norway Foreign Minister of Greenland Vittus Qujaukitsoq has postponed his scheduled trip to Norway to focus on the case of the two Greenlanders, suspected in the disappearance of an Icelandic girl, RÚV reports. The 20-year-old Birna Brjánsdóttir has been missing since Saturday morning. Both suspects are crew members of the trawler Polar Nanoq from Greenland. The foreign minister’s changed schedule was reported by , a news website in Greenland. He had   Read More ...
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Trawler from Greenland Turned Back to Iceland
Trawler from Greenland Turned Back to Iceland A red Kia Rio car, the kind the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police have been looking for in connection with the case of a missing 20-year-old girl, has been found to be connected to a trawler from Greenland. The trawler, Polar Nanoq, left harbor Saturday night. reports that the police requested a list of its crewmembers. The shoes of the missing girl, Birna Brjánsdóttir, were found close to where the trawler lay   Read More ...
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Nuclear Powered Greenland Shark Lives 430 Years After Exposure to US Radioactive Waste
Nuclear Powered Greenland Shark Lives 430 Years After Exposure to US Radioactive Waste A secret buried under the Greenland ice sheet could satisfy man's eternal quest for immortality. Like so many of science's great discovery (photography, alcohol, electricity, viagra), the discovery came about completely by accident. During the Cold War, the U.S. military realized that Greenland presented the shortest route between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. So in April 1951, the U.S. and Denmark agreed to defend Greenland, a Danish territory, from   Read More ...
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