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Greenland bans booze in capital over coronavirus fears

Mar 29, 2020 - 7:50 PM

The government says 'at the heart of my decision is the protection of children, they have to have a safe home.'

Greenland confirms 1st case of coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The infected patient lives in the capital Nuuk, and has been placed in home isolation

PROTECTION. A person wears a protective mask while walking by an AMC movie theater as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 16, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images/AFP

In Greenland village, shorter winters cast doubts over dog sledding

Sep 07, 2019 - 11:04 PM

As the ice that covers 85% of Greenland melts and its winters grow unpredictable, climate change is casting a shadow over the much loved tradition of dog sledding

Kunuk Abelsen, a 27-years-old Greenlandic musher with his dogs kept on an island near Kulusuk (also spelled Qulusuk), a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality located on the island of the same name on the southeastern shore of Greenland on August 19, 2019. Tethered between pastel-coloured wooden houses in the Greenlandic village of Kulusuk and on hills nearby, the island's famous sled dogs wait through the summer for the ice to form so their hunting season can begin. But as the ice that covers 85 percent of Greenland melts and its winters grow unpredictable, climate change is casting a shadow over the much loved tradition in Denmark's autonomous territory.

High above Greenland glaciers, NASA looks into melting ocean ice

Aug 26, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Oceans Melting Greenland – or OMG – is on a mission to collect data on how oceans contribute to the rapid melt of Greenland's ice

GLACIERS. An aerial photo taken on August 17, 2019 shows a view of the Apusiajik glacier, near Kulusuk, a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality located on the island of the same name on the southeastern shore of Greenland. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Trump scraps Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not for sale

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Trump's decision confirms just how interested he was in purchasing Greenland, an idea initially dismissed as a joke by some

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 20, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Greenland isn't for sale but it is increasingly valuable

Aug 17, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Greenland has untapped natural resources like oil, minerals and valuable rare earth elements that China, the United States and other major tech economies covet

Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1225402828  Icebergs in Greenland By Sune Falk Otterstroem / shutterstock

Trump wants U.S. to buy Greenland – report

Aug 16, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The US's northern-most military base, Thule Air Base, has been located on Greenland for decades

'Iceberg Corridor' sparks tourist boom on Canada's east coast

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:21 AM

While the rest of the world nervously eyes the impact of global warming, the calving of Greenland's glaciers breathes new life into the remote coastal villages

PURE ICE. Tour guide and former fisherman Barry Strickland steers his boat next to an iceberg off King's Point on July 5, 2019 in Newfoundland, Canada. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Climate change threatens Greenland's archaeological sites – study

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Projections used in the study predict average temperatures could increase by up to 2.6 degrees Celsius, leading to 'higher soil temperatures, a longer thaw season, and increased microbial activity within the organic layers'

AFFECTING ARCHAEOLOGY. In this handout picture taken on August 14, 2016 and released by the National Museum of Denmark on July 10, 2019, students and scientists investigate the material found in the archeological site in Iffiartarfik, western Greenland. Handout photo by Roberto Fortuna/National Museum of Denmark/AFP

2-meter sea level rise 'plausible' by 2100 – study

May 21, 2019 - 8:37 PM

A group of the world's leading ice scientists says the area of land lost to the ocean could be equivalent to that of France, Germany, Spain, and Britain combined and would displace more than 180 million people

Climate change threatens half World Heritage sites' glaciers – report

May 01, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Authors of a new study 'predict glacier extinction by 2100 under a high emission scenario in 21 of the 46 natural World Heritage sites where glaciers are currently found'

Bowhead whales not only singers, but avid composers too

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Bowhead whales, in turns out, are far more versatile and would appear to improvise new songs all the time

SINGERS AND COMPOSERS. A study shows that over the course of 4 winters, not only were bowhead song types never repeated between years, each season had an entire set of new songs. File photo from Wikipedia

4 missing after tsunami hits Greenland

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:35 PM

Police say 11 houses had been swept away after a magnitude 4 quake off Uummannaq triggered a tsunami

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS  Grab taken from a video shows houses close to Nuugaatsiag, Greenland, flooded by tidal waves on June 18, 2017. Meteorologists saw the waves as likely to have resulted from an overnight temblor measuring four on the Richter scale at Uummannaq, a small town sitting well above the Arctic circle. / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix Denmark / Oline Nielsen / Denmark OUT

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Sep 23, 2016 - 12:40 PM

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Greenland ice melting faster than thought

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:43 PM

The study in the journal Science Advances raises concern about the increasing impact of melting ice on sea level rise since Greenland is the second largest ice sheet in the world after the one in Antarctica

GREENLAND. US Secretary of State John Kerry looks out during a tour to the Jakobshavn Glacier and the Ilulissat Icefjord, located 155 miles (250 km) north of the Arctic Circle, June 17, 2016, in Ilulissat, Greenland. File photo by Bent Petersen / Scanpix / AFP

New fossils show life on Earth older than thought

Sep 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Life on Earth is even older than we thought say Australian scientists as they unveil fossils dating back a staggering 3 7 billion years

The scientists on location in Greenland. Photo courtesy Laure Gauthiez/University of Wollongong

Nigeria oil rebels announce conditional ceasefire

Aug 21, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The Niger Delta Avengers NDA says the ruling party should stop moves to arrest intimidate invade and harass innocent citizens

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 10, 2016 shows an advertising board in the City of Warri in the Delta State.  The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a militant group that has been attacking Nigeria's oil infrastructure since early this year, announced August 21 on their website they will lay down their arms and return to talks with the Nigerian government after eight months of sabotage in the oil-rich south of the country.  / AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS

'Sleeping giant' glacier may lift seas two meters – study

May 19, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Scientists say the Totten Glacier is being eroded by warm sea water flowing hundreds of kilometers inland

epa01879305 A photograph made available 29 September 2009 shows a wave breaking in the Atlantic Ocean on the South Peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa 21 August 2009. As the earth's climate changes the sea level rises and hurricanes change in frequency and strength. There is evidence that the number of intense hurricanes has increased in the Atlantic since 1970. Bangkok the capital of Thailand is currently hosting the 12 day United Nations Climate Change Talks. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Greenland sees record early melting of ice sheet

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The record coincides with unusually warm weather in the Arctic territory

epa05234905 An aerial view made available by The Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team, flying NASA's G-III aircraft over Greenland at about 40,000 feet on 26 March 2016. On a clear day, this altitude also provides a stunning perspective of one of the world's two great ice sheets (the other is Antarctica). The flight 26 March over the northeast coastline was one of those clear days. The OMG team is now just a few flights away from mapping glacier heights around the entire coast of Greenland. These measurements will form the baseline of this first-of-its-kind experiment, clarifying the picture of how Greenland's glaciers are responding at a time when many signs point to accelerating change. OMG will pave the way for improved estimates of sea level rise by investigating the extent to which the oceans are melting Greenland?s ice. OMG will observe changing water temperatures and glaciers that reach the ocean around all of Greenland from 2015 to 2020. EPA/NASA / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Greenland's icy homage to UN climate change conference

Nov 22, 2015 - 10:15 AM

A mass of ice harvested from Greenland is on its way to Paris where it will be installed on the Place de la Republique to mark the UN Climate Change Conference

MELTING ICE. A handout photo provided on July 9, 2013 by the NASA Earth Observatory and taken on June 21, using Landsat 8 data from the US Geological Survey, shows springtime in southwest Greenland. Pools of blue water begin to dot the surface of the ice sheet as the top layer of snow and ice melts. Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon/NASA Earth Observatory/AFP

Thousands scan skies for glimpse of 'amazing' solar eclipse

Mar 20, 2015 - 12:45 PM

UPDATED Die hard eclipse enthusiasts who flew in to the Faroe Islands and Norway s Arctic Svalbard archipelago – the only places where the less than 3 minute total eclipse was visible – are rewarded with the best views

SOLAR SPECTACLE. The beginning of a total solar eclipse over the Faroe Islands, March 20, 2015. Some estimated 8000 tourists had arrived here to watch the spectacular event. Jens Kristian Vang/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: Total solar eclipse of 2015

Mar 20, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED Replay the livestream of 2015 s only total solar eclipse courtesy of the Slooh Community Observatory

SPECTACLE. The beginning of a total solar eclipse over the Faroe Islands, March 20, 2015. Jens Kristian Vang/EPA

'Supermoon' to make mischief with sun and sea

Mar 20, 2015 - 8:32 AM

A celestial ballet involving the moon will result in a solar eclipse in the roof of the world followed by exceptional tides

A handout image dated April 2, 2012 and made available by NASA November 28, 2012 showing arctic sea-ice as seen from the window of the NASA P-3 airplane. Michael Studinger/NASA/EPA

Greenland ice loss may be worse than predicted – study

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:15 AM

A warming planet means that inland lakes may become far more common on Greenland leading to swifter ice loss and faster sea level rise than previously predicted

MELTING ICE. A handout photo provided on July 9, 2013 by the NASA Earth Observatory and taken on June 21, using Landsat 8 data from the US Geological Survey, shows springtime in southwest Greenland. Pools of blue water begin to dot the surface of the ice sheet as the top layer of snow and ice melts. Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon/NASA Earth Observatory/AFP

Greenland independence on back burner in snap election

Nov 26, 2014 - 12:06 PM

How to diversify the economy is a key issue during this campaign

CONTROVERSY. A corruption scandal involving former Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond (C) triggered the snap election. Ulrik Bang/AFP

Preglacial landscape found deep under Greenland ice

Apr 18, 2014 - 9:54 AM

The preserved ancient landscape proves that Greenland really was green millions of years ago

BURIED. Greenland was truly green millions of years ago as indicated by an ancient tundra landscape discovered by scientists under an ice sheet

Revealed: Vast water store beneath Greenland's ice

Dec 23, 2013 - 9:50 AM

The hidden water covers a whopping 70 000 square kilometers It is found at depths beneath the ice that range from 5 to 50 m

FROZEN. A frozen fjord along northeast coast of Greenland as seen from the P-3 aircraft on May 14, 2012. Credit: NASA/Jim Yungel

7 of the creepiest places on Earth

Oct 30, 2013 - 5:14 PM

Creepy places are a hit during Halloween Here are just 7 out of the many out there worldwide

FOR THE SUICIDAL. This forest is a popular spot for suicides.