• Greenland Sep 14

    Dismay as Huge Chunk of Greenland's Ice Cap Breaks Off

    Scientists say an enormous chunk of Greenland’s ice cap, estimated to be about 110 square kilometers (42.3 square miles), has broken off in the far northeastern Arctic

  • Danielle Abreu Feb 24

    You're Kitten Me? Cat's Shocking Reaction to Pregnancy Goes Viral

    A cat’s hilarious reaction to news that she’s expecting kittens has gone viral. Ulla, a 1-year-old tabby, was turned in to a shelter in Greenland after she was found on the street. Shelter board member Tone Frank told “Today” that after a few weeks the staff noticed Ulla was getting a “little chubby,” so they took her to the vet...

  • climate change Dec 1, 2019

    Warming Toll: 1 Degree Hotter, Trillions of Tons of Ice Gone

    Since leaders first started talking about tackling the problem of climate change, the world has spewed more heat-trapping gases, gotten hotter and suffered hundreds of extreme weather disasters. Fires have burned, ice has melted and seas have grown. The first United Nations diplomatic conference to tackle climate change was in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Here’s what’s happened to Earth...

  • California Nov 14, 2019

    Climate Change Damaging Lifelong Health of Children Across the World, Medical Officials Warn

    Climate change is already damaging the health of children, and its impacts will harm the entire generation with serious health problems throughout their lives, according to a new report from the medical journal The Lancet. Scientists and health experts from 35 academic institutions and United Nations agencies said that children will suffer from a rise in infectious diseases, malnutrition and...

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Sep 25, 2019

    ‘We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

    Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic and losing oxygen, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report issued as...

  • NBC News Sep 18, 2019

    An Island Imperiled: Climate Change Threatens Greenland

    For many scientists, Greenland is considered “ground zero” for climate change, a place where global warming’s impact is most apparent — and where the effects of rising temperatures, warming oceans and melting ice could have the most dire consequences. But for the 55,000 people who make their home on this massive, ice-covered island, an autonomous Danish territory, the realities of...

  • Donald Trump Aug 21, 2019

    Greenland Fallout: Trump's Canceled Trip Blindsides Denmark

    Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she is “disappointed and surprised” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his visit to Denmark after she called Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Arctic territory of Greenland from Denmark “an absurd discussion.” Trump, who was scheduled to visit Denmark on Sept. 2-3 as part of a European tour, tweeted his decision...

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    Danish PM: Trump's Idea of Buying Greenland Is ‘Absurd'

    Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is “an absurd discussion,” Denmark’s prime minister said. Mette Frederiksen, who was visiting the world’s largest island to meet Premier Kim Kielsen, told reporters: “Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not...

  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2019

    Greenland Says It's ‘Not For Sale' After Trump Raises Prospect With Aides

    Greenlanders are giving Donald Trump the cold shoulder. Although amused, they’re definitely not warming up to the U.S. president’s talk of buying the semiautonomous Danish territory. “We see it as an expression of greater interest in investing in our country and the possibilities we offer,” the Greenland government said Friday in a short statement. “Of course, Greenland is not for...

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2019

    Trump Has Talked About Buying Greenland for US

    Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S. A Trump ally told The Associated Press on Thursday that the president had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it.

  • georgia Aug 15, 2019

    NASA Scientists Fly Over Greenland to Track Melting Ice

    The fields of rippling ice 500 feet below the NASA plane give way to the blue-green of water dotted with irregular chunks of bleached-white ice, some the size of battleships, some as tall as 15-story buildings. Like nearly every other glacier on Greenland, the massive Kangerlussuaq is melting. In fact, the giant frozen island has seen one of its biggest...

  • Miami Aug 12, 2019

    The Soaring Cost of Rising Seas

    Conservative estimates show we may see seas rising between 11 inches and 24 more inches by 2100. Aside from the environmental impact, rising seas will generate financial strain worth hundreds of billions.

  • Associated Press Aug 3, 2019

    Walloped by Heat Wave, Greenland Sees Massive Ice Melt

    The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. Greenland, the world’s largest island, is a semi-autonomous Danish territory between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans that has 82% of its surface covered in ice....

  • energy Jul 25, 2019

    Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

    Throughout June and July, hundreds of wildfires have flared across the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Siberia and Greenland, sending clouds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the air. Fires are common in the Northern regions of Alaska between May and October, but not above these areas where there are fewer trees, according to Nancy French of the school of Forest...

  • New Jersey Jul 21, 2019

    Police Charge New Jersey Man With Going 142 MPH on 65 MPH Interstate

    New Hampshire State Police say a motorist was ticketed for driving 142 miles per hour on Interstate 95 in the town of Greenland.

  • Europe May 13, 2019

    Pompeo Skips Moscow to Meet With European Officials on Iran

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has changed the schedule for his latest trip to Europe, substituting a stop in Moscow for one in Brussels to discuss Iran and other issues with European officials. A State Department official says Pompeo, who departed Sunday night, is still expected to meet Tuesday in Sochi with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey...

  • Europe May 9, 2019

    Pompeo Skips Visit to Greenland Amid New Tensions With Iran

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran. Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe on Thursday with a stop in Greenland aimed at promoting the Trump administration’s Arctic policies. Those policies were criticized earlier this week for not containing the...

  • King Apr 16, 2019

    Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Faster Than Scientists Thought, Study Finds

    Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of inland masses of snow compressed into ice are shrinking 18 percent faster than an international panel...

  • King Apr 16, 2019

    Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

    A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. Around 2012, the Jakobshavn glacier was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) and thinning nearly 130 feet (almost 40 meters) annually. But it started growing again at about the same rate in the past two...

  • King Apr 16, 2019

    NASA Scientist Using Comedy to Bring Awareness to Climate Change

    Climate change can be a difficult topic to explain and understand, but one NASA scientist has found a funny way to talk about the issue.

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