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Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland Is Melting and It's Time to Pay Attention

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 04.04.2016 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

It's easier to focus on politics, celebrity gossip, reality TV and cat videos than on Earth's climate. It seems like everyone's all "Greenland? Who cares? Whatever. Next." And that upsets me. Is it really that easy to pretend the effects of global warming don't exist?

Greenland's Ice Sheet Is Filthy, And That's A Problem

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.07.2016 | Science

Scientists have long known that Greenland's surface is neither green nor snowy white like you'll find on a world map. Rather, many of the country's ma...

Wanted: Good News (No Plan B)

Beth Blatt | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Beth Blatt

Is anyone else fed up with how "the news" is dominated by stories that provoke fear, panic and paranoia?

This May Be Helping To Melt Greenland's Ice Sheet

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.20.2016 | Science

Scientists have long known that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet has been a big contributor to the rise of sea levels around the world in recent...

Greenland's Melting Ice Problem May Be Far Worse Than We Realized

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.10.2016 | Science

Greenland's massive ice sheet may be in more serious peril from climate change than scientists previously thought, a new study has found. Studies agre...

Mystery Of Greenland's Disappearing Lakes Finally Solved

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.05.2015 | Science

One of nature's greatest vanishing acts has finally been explained, as scientists have figured out what causes the sudden drainage of some big lakes a...

Around Greenland's Coldest Settlement in the Depths of Winter: Going Barmy instead of Balmy on the Looney Front - Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Here a bright whitish aura spreads across the horizon, waves at us a little, shoots up a couple of fountain-like columns now and again. But that's about it. Ms. Aurora is definitely a tad shy tonight.

Greenland's Massive Ice Cap in the Depths of Winter: Going Barmy Instead of Balmy on the Looney Front -- Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Talk about wrong way Mike! Everybody else is escaping the extra harsh cold in the north-eastern United State by flying south to the Caribbean, so how come I'm flying north to deepest Greenland in the depths of winter?

What to See in These 7 Cities in Greenland (PHOTOS)

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Until two weeks ago, I couldn't even pronounce the names of the cities, and now they are deeply engraved in my memory. Greenland is one of those so close, yet so far destinations that make you feel small, insignificant and detached from rest of the world.

Ginormous 'Sculptures' Discovered Under Ice Sheet

LiveScience | Jeanna Bryner | Posted 06.17.2014 | Science

The Greenland ice sheet may look like a vast expanse of white, but scientists peering beneath the smooth veil have found a fun house of sorts, full of...

The First Tipping Point Has Arrived: Will It Be The Last ?

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Two new studies revealed that the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet has crossed a dangerous breaking point. Melting at a much faster pace than originally anticipated, it's unstoppable collapse is already underway.

Destabilization of Arctic Sea Ice Would Be Game Over for Climate

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Arctic sea ice is the most famous visual indicator of climate change. This year the climate deniers took the lead to explain what's going on with the Arctic sea ice.

LOOK: Massive Canyon Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A vast and previously unmapped gorge 800 metres (half a mile) deep...

Stronger Than We Thought?

Posted 01.24.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: The enormous sheets of ice that lie atop Greenland may not be as prone to catastrophic melting as many ...

Arctic Is Spiraling Into New, Volatile State Due To Accelerated Warming

Posted 12.07.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: SAN FRANCISCO — Global warming is rapidly driving the Arctic into a volatile state characterized by massi...

Where Has All The Water Gone?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.Mankind is moving buckets and buckets of water from land to the ocean.Sometimes science moves slowly and sometimes q...