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In Greenland village, shorter winters cast doubts over dog sledding

Kulusuk - 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.

Trump praises Danish PM he called 'nasty' over Greenland row

Washington - President Donald Trump heaped praise on Denmark's prime minister Friday, two days after he cancelled his state visit to the country and slammed her for dismissing his idea of buying Greenland as absurd.

Nothing new for US in Trump's Greenland ambitions

Washington - President Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland has been met with disdain -- but it follows a longstanding US tradition of expanding its frontiers through land purchases from foreign countries.

Trump slams Danish PM's 'nasty' rejection of Greenland deal

Washington - Donald Trump snapped back Wednesday at the Danish prime minister's "nasty" dismissal of his attempts to purchase Greenland, heightening a row which has already prompted the US president to scrap a state visit.

Trump scraps Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not for sale

Washington - US President Donald Trump Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous territory of Greenland was not for sale.

Trump confirms interest in buying Greenland

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed his interest in buying Greenland, but said it was not a priority for his administration."It's something we talked about," Trump told reporters.

Greenland isn't for sale but it is increasingly valuable

Washington - President Donald Trump's reported wish to buy Greenland may have been rejected by Denmark, but it underscores the rapidly rising value of the massive, ice-covered island due to global warming and to China's drive for an Arctic presence.

Trump interested in buying Greenland

Washington D.c. - US President Donald Trump has expressed an interest in purchasing Greenland a self-ruling territory of Denmark. However, the territory insists it is not up for sale.

Greenland cold-shoulders Trump's buyer's interest

Greenland is not for sale, local authorities said Friday, after a newspaper reported that US President Donald Trump is looking into whether it might be possible for the United States to buy the mineral-rich Arctic island.

Trump wants US to buy Greenland: report

Washington - President Donald Trump is asking advisers if it is possible for the US to buy Greenland, according to a report.

Greenland's record-breaking ice melt is now everyone's problem

Greenland's ice sheet is in the midst of one of its most extreme melts ever recorded, with 160 billion tons of ice lost in July alone. What is happening in Greenland now affects all of us on the planet.

Europe's heat wave threatening world's 2nd largest ice sheet

The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move toward Greenland and could take the world's second-largest ice sheet close to or below the record low set in 2012, the United Nations said on Friday.

Arctic could face another scorching annus horribilis

Copenhagen - Scientists say 2019 could be another annus horribilis for the Arctic with record temperatures already registered in Greenland -- a giant melting icicle that threatens to submerge the world's coastal areas one day.

From Greenland to Alaska, Arctic is heating up rapidly

Ice is melting at unprecedented levels as summer approaches in the Arctic. In recent days, observations have revealed a record-challenging melt event over the Greenland ice sheet, while the extent of ice over the Arctic Ocean is the lowest ever.

Pompeo puts off Greenland stop in second cancellation in week

Copenhagen - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday put off a visit to Greenland, citing pressing business in Washington -- just two days after he also ditched a trip to Germany to fly to Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran.

Pompeo to see German, British leaders amid trans-Atlantic tensions

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet the German and British leaders this month facing a raft of trans-Atlantic disputes, on a trip that will also affirm US interests in the Arctic.

Colder water is now slowing Greenland's fastest-melting glacier

The fastest-shrinking glacier in Greenland has made an unexpected turn. Although it's been melting for 20 years, the Jakobshavn Glacier in West Greenland - famous for producing the iceberg that sank the Titanic - has now started growing again.

It's not supposed to rain on Greenland's ice sheet in winter

Rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet, triggering sudden melting events that are eating at the ice and priming the surface for more widespread future melting, according to a new study.

Petermann Glacier's new cracks indicate possible calving event

Cracks in the floating ice tongue of Petermann Glacier in the far northwest reaches of Greenland indicate the pending loss of another large iceberg.

Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos': study

Paris - Billions of tonnes of meltwater flowing into the world's oceans from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could boost extreme weather and destabilise regional climate within a matter of decades, researchers said Wednesday.

Greenland's ice is melting faster than scientists thought

Greenland's ice is melting faster than scientists previously thought - and this will likely lead to faster sea level rise -thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth's atmosphere, a new study has found.

Greenland's rapid ice melt rate continues — even in winter

A new report by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) found that the second-largest ice sheet in the world is currently melting even in the middle of winter.

Greenland ice sheet melting at alarming rate of speed

The Greenland ice sheet is melting faster today than at any point in the last 350 years, according to a new study. The study found that the rate of melting is "off the charts."

Modest warming risks 'irreversible' ice sheet loss, study warns

Paris - Even modest temperature rises agreed under an international plan to limit climate disaster could see the ice caps melt enough this century for their loss to be "irreversible", experts warned Monday.

New mechanism found for Arctic warming and melting ice

A new atmospheric mechanism by which warm dust travels from the Sahara Desert across the eastern side of the North Atlantic Ocean towards the Arctic, resulting in a warming Arctic and ice melting in southeast Greenland has been found.

Greenland forms new government

Copenhagen - Greenland reached a coalition accord to form a new government on Tuesday, ending three weeks of political crisis in the autonomous Danish Arctic territory.

Greenland seeks new government as ruling coalition collapses

Copenhagen - Greenland was scrambling to form a new government on Monday after its ruling coalition fell apart due to differences over the funding of a planned upgrade of the autonomous Danish territory's airports.

Greenland and Faroe Islands to halt salmon fishing for 12 years

A deal has been reached that will halt commercial salmon fishing in Greenland and the Faroe Islands for the next 12 years to allow adult wild Atlantic salmon to return to rivers in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Arctic coastal powers back 'peaceful' dialogue over disputes

Stockholm - The five nations bordering the Arctic Ocean on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment made in Greenland a decade ago to "peacefully" settle their differences over the resource-rich region threatened by climate change.

Greenland's ruling social democrats claim narrow victory in election

Copenhagen - Greenland's ruling social democrats have won elections in the vast self-ruled Danish territory, results showed Wednesday, but will have to hold negotiations to form a coalition.The Siumut party claimed a narrow victory with 27.
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Left: Greenland topography color coded color-coded from 4 900 feet (1 500 meters) below sea level (d...
Left: Greenland topography color coded color-coded from 4,900 feet (1,500 meters) below sea level (dark blue) to 4,900 feet above (brown). Right: Regions below sea level connected to the ocean; darker colors are deeper. The thin white line shows the current extent of the ice sheet. Credit: UCI.
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GRACE  twin satellites launched in March 2002  are making detailed measurements of Earth s gravity f...
GRACE, twin satellites launched in March 2002, are making detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field which will lead to discoveries about gravity and Earth's natural systems.
NASA/JPL - CalTech
An animation showing horizontal bedrock motion in response to the solitary wave passing by.
An animation showing horizontal bedrock motion in response to the solitary wave passing by.
Surendra Adhikari-NASA/JPL
Both the main parties saw a significant drop in support compared to the previous election
Both the main parties saw a significant drop in support compared to the previous election
Christian Klindt Soelbeck, Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/File
Satellite image showing ice melt in Greenland
Satellite image showing ice melt in Greenland
NASA
Ruins in Greenland.
Ruins in Greenland.
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Greenland s lakes are draining away in hours  thanks to a vast network of fissures hidden on the ice...
Greenland's lakes are draining away in hours, thanks to a vast network of fissures hidden on the ice sheet below.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
Runoff in Greenland over the last 20 years is 50 percent greater than pre-industrial  and 33 percent...
Runoff in Greenland over the last 20 years is 50 percent greater than pre-industrial, and 33 percent greater than the 20th century alone.
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Glacier Canyons in NW Greenland.
IceBridge Mission  May  2017.
Glacier Canyons in NW Greenland. IceBridge Mission, May, 2017.
NASA
First and second EOF modes (normalized) of the sea level pressure variability over Greenland in wint...
First and second EOF modes (normalized) of the sea level pressure variability over Greenland in winter and summer for the period 1988–2012, obtained from reanalysis data. The titles indicate the explained variance of the total temporal sea level pressure variability.
Marilena Oltmanns et al.
An aerial view from NASA of the retreating Jakobsvahn glacier.
An aerial view from NASA of the retreating Jakobsvahn glacier.
NASA
Iceberg in Greenland
Iceberg in Greenland
Chasing Ice
UCI’s BedMachine ice mapping technique enabled the creation of a three-dimensional image of a port...
UCI’s BedMachine ice mapping technique enabled the creation of a three-dimensional image of a portion of the northwest coast of Greenland. Ocean bathymetry is shown in blue and ice surface topography are displayed in white and orange.
Mathieu Morlighem/University of California, Irvine
IceBridge s 23rd flight of the Arctic 2011 campaign surveyed numerous glaciers in southeast Greenlan...
IceBridge's 23rd flight of the Arctic 2011 campaign surveyed numerous glaciers in southeast Greenland including Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier.
NASA Ice Bridge/Michael Studinger
Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt. Extent of surface melt over Greenland...
Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt. Extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12 (right)
Nicolo E. DiGirolamo, SSAI/NASA GSFC, and Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory
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European Space Agency
The graph above shows the daily extent of melt during 2012 on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface as a p...
The graph above shows the daily extent of melt during 2012 on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface as a percentage, compared to the average from 1981 to 2010.
National Snow & Ice Data Center/University of Georgia
An iceberg gradually breaks away from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland.
An iceberg gradually breaks away from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland.
NASA
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U.S. Army
Scene from the YouTube video showing the village of Nuugaatsiaq  Greenland.
Scene from the YouTube video showing the village of Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland.
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