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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.

Independence dilemma for Greenland voters

Copenhagen - Greenland's tiny electorate went to the polls Tuesday with independence the key issue for the vast self-ruled Danish territory now threatened by global warming and struggling with youth suicides and sex abuse among its indigenous people.

Fast-draining lakes pose a new risk for Greenland ice sheet

A growing number of lakes on the Greenland ice sheet are causing a runaway chain reaction to take place under the ice and it could possibly lead to its collapse.

NASA's OMG campaign reveals bad news for Greenland glaciers

New, accurate and comprehensive high-resolution maps of Greenland's bedrock and coastal seafloor show that the country is actually — physically — shrinking due to climate change, and it’s happening at a much quicker pace than scientists once thought

Wildfires hit Greenland after record temperatures

Stockholm - Police in Greenland warned people to stay away from western areas of the island as wildfires scorched swathes of scrubland.

Thinning summer cloud cover responsible for Greenland ice melt

Greenland's loss of ice has been the big story in climate-related news lately, and with good reason - a warming climate is responsible. And now we are beginning to understand why this is happening at such an accelerated rate.

NASA's 'OMG Mission' - Greenland's glaciers are melting fast

Due to climate change, glaciers in Greenland are melting faster than previously thought. A new video released today by NASA shows how the agency is keeping track of the magnitude of the changes occurring in the Arctic, now being measured in feet per day.

Tsunami hits Greenland leaving at least four people missing

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake 28 kilometers (17.3 miles) north of the northwest village of Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland is believed to have triggered a tsunami that struck the coast, leaving four people missing.

Greenland's Rink Glacier exhibiting ominous new type of ice loss

While climate scientists have been watching the effects of climate change on Earth's glaciers and ice shelves, something much more ominous and worrisome has been happening to one of Greenland's outlet glacier's that holds back literally megatons of ice.

Greenland sets record temperatures, ice melts early

Copenhagen - Temperature records were broken in Greenland this year after parts of the territory's vast ice sheet began melting unusually early, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) said Tuesday.

Fossil find points to life on Earth 3.7 bn years ago

Sydney - Life on Earth is even older than we thought, Australian scientists said Thursday as they unveiled fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years.

Fossil find points to life on Earth 3.7 bn years ago

Sydney - Life on Earth is even older than we thought, Australian scientists said Thursday as they unveiled fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years.

Fossil find points to life on Earth 3.7 bn years ago

Sydney - Life on Earth is even older than we thought, Australian scientists said Thursday as they unveiled fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years.

Jakobsvahn glacier has been hiding a primeval river system

A huge network of rivers was found to be hiding beneath Greenland's Jakobsvahn Isbrae glacier recently. The discovery may help to explain the location, size and velocity of the country's fastest flowing outlet glacier.

NASA scientists: Climate change is moving the North Pole

Beginning around the year 2000, the North Pole abruptly changed its direction and started drifting east, and its all thanks to us, scientists have discovered. The geographic North Pole is located smack in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.
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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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The Petermann Glacier grinds and slides toward the sea along the northwestern coast of Greenland  te...
The Petermann Glacier grinds and slides toward the sea along the northwestern coast of Greenland, terminating in a giant floating ice tongue.
NASA Images
This image taken by NASA s Operation IceBridge in Greenland shows the broad seemingly endless expans...
This image taken by NASA's Operation IceBridge in Greenland shows the broad seemingly endless expanse of the ice sheet.
NASA/Operation Ice Bridge
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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Thousands of supraglacial lakes form on top of the Greenland ice sheet each summer  with some of the...
Thousands of supraglacial lakes form on top of the Greenland ice sheet each summer, with some of them being miles wide.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The images above were acquired on July 15  2015  by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. ...
The images above were acquired on July 15, 2015, by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. They show meltwater lakes on the ice near Greenland’s west coast, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Ilulissat.
NASA
An aerial view from NASA of the retreating Jakobsvahn glacier.
An aerial view from NASA of the retreating Jakobsvahn glacier.
NASA
Ruins in Greenland.
Ruins in Greenland.
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The Greenland Shark is native to the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean around Canada  Greenland  an...
The Greenland Shark is native to the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean around Canada, Greenland, and Iceland.
NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program
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.
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
Laurence Smith  chair of geography at University of California  Los Angeles  deploys an autonomous d...
Laurence Smith, chair of geography at University of California, Los Angeles, deploys an autonomous drift boat equipped with several sensors in a meltwater river on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet on July 19, 2015.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD,
Inside one of the tunnels.
Inside one of the tunnels.
U.S. Army
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 iceberg gradually breaks away from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland.
An iceberg gradually breaks away from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland.
NASA
Rink Glacier from 34 000 feet.
Rink Glacier from 34,000 feet.
John Sonntag-NASA/JPL
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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Satellite image showing ice melt in Greenland
Satellite image showing ice melt in Greenland
NASA
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

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