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The creation of Camp Century, from the outset, was an audacious scheme. Under the thick ice of Greenland, a scant 800 miles from the North Pole, the U.S. military built a hidden base of ice tunnels, imagined as an extensive network of railway tracks, stretching over 2,500 miles, that would keep 600 ...

Like a bowling ball on a skating rink, the black geodesic sphere of the East Greenland Ice-Core Project's communal living space stands out against the endless white nothingness of the Greenland ice sheet. But the real action at East GRIP is under the surface. Researchers are drilling through more than 2.5 kilometers of ice, ...
This thaw occurred as a pulse of extremely mild air shot through the Greenland Sea. Warm air is spilling into the Arctic from all sides. On the opposite end of North America, abnormally mild air also poured over northern Alaska on Tuesday, where the temperature in Utqiaġvik, previously known as Barrow, ...
Greenland -- Residents will vote on whether they would like to see Keno, the lottery-like gambling game, played in town establishments with valid pouring licenses. Selectmen on Monday approved the warrant article to be included on the March 13 ballot, which will need a 50 percent vote of approval.

"In 2017, Greenland's prime minister fired the foreign minister, Vittus Qujaukitsoq, when they disagreed about the forceful approach Qujaukitsoq was taking with Denmark and the US about their responsibility for the Iceworm waste," he wrote. When Motherboard contacted the US State Department to inquire ...
About 60 years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the US designed a network of top-secret mobile nuclear launch sites buried in the Greenland ice sheet to ... at Camp Century--including diesel fuel, PCBs, and some radioactive coolant--would stay locked up in the Greenland ice sheet, essentially forever.
oceanographers have put a stethoscope on the coursing circulatory system of the Atlantic Ocean, and they have found a skittish pulse that's surprisingly strong in the waters east of Greenland--data that should improve climate models. The powerful currents in the Atlantic, formally known as the Atlantic ...
Once a military and scientific research base in Greenland during the 1960s, Camp Century is now abandoned with all of its wastes -- including chemical, radiological and physical -- left frozen, presumably for eternity. But with temperatures rising in northern environments, there is concern of remobilization ...
At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the Greenland ice sheet hosted a number of clandestine U.S. Army bases whose job it was to get an estimated 600 medium-range ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads ready for deployment. The largest of these sites was Camp Century, which had the public facade of a science ...
A second part of the study used satellite data tracking tiny fluctuations in gravity due to ice mass loss to trace the acceleration back to melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica. "This study would not have been possible without satellite measurements," Steve Nerem, lead author and fellow of the Cooperative ...
"One of the drivers for us to look at the potential within Inglefield Land is that we already have a strong base in north-west Greenland with our Thule Black Sands project," added Frangeskides. "As we will be working extensively up at Thule this coming field season, we will be able to utilise the same team ...
While everyone has been alarmed by the consequences of climate change on polar ice caps and glaciers, scientists have confirmed the existence of yet another factor contributing to the melting of ice sheets in Greenland. This time, it is completely a natural phenomenon, not induced by human activities.
According to data from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, in 2014 the Arctic ice sheet was 5.6 percent darker than the 1981-2010 average. During that same year, there were more forest fires measured in the Arctic than ever before in history, and the Greenland ice sheet has melted at a rate ...
Greenland has assisted in mitigating some of the adverse consequences associated with climate change. Ice sheet covers 80% of the island nation. the sun reflects much of its energy back into space off this large ice sheet, which moderates temperatures through a phenomenon known as the albedo effect.
Greenland Holdings, the state-owned Chinese developer, is seeking to expand its hotel management business into a major international brand, leveraging the nation's rising affluence and Beijing's roll-out of the Belt and Road Initiative. Raymond Lee, general manager of Greenland International Hotels ...

Readers' travel photography competition - February: win an amazing trip to Greenland. Taken any brilliant travel shots lately? Why not enter our travel photography competition for the chance to win a nine-night photography holiday to West Greenland. There are no monthly themes, just send us your best ...
Using satellite data, a group of scientists has studied the development of temperature over the past 15 years in a large part of Greenland. More precisely, they looked at surface temperatures (the temperature close to the Earth's surface) in a part of the country that is not covered by ice--around one fifth of ...
The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of most other countries and while Greenland's average temperature has risen 1.5 degrees since the 1950s, some parts have already warmed by more than 2 degrees -- the red line drawn at the UN climate change Conference in Paris that the world had to avoid.
National coach of Greenland Rune Svenningsen is excited for the 2018 European Men's & women's Team Championships as Greenland will be represented at the European team event for the first time. Two teams for both events will travel to Kazan, Russia, for the championship event this February, and ...
Hong Kong (Jan 23) -- Greenland Hong Kong Holdings said on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire a 70% stake in Zhaoqing Hengchang Industrial Investment for 1.86 billion yuan ($237 million). The acquisition will enable Greenland to enhance its presence in the industrialized Pearl River Delta region in ...
scientists already know that the Greenland ice sheet is melting. But the hidden heat source originating from deep inside the Earth partially responsible for that melting has been a mystery. Now, researchers have pinned down evidence of that heat, revealing yet another force pushing glaciers into the ocean.
It was on this day that an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland, one of the coldest places on Earth. Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Danes were not pleased.
Geologist Minik Rosing says climate change offers opportunities. As glaciers melt in his home country, Greenland, huge amounts of mud rich in minerals become accessible. They are a valuable resource that could be sold around the world.
Fifty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder. It was on this day that an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland, one of the coldest places on Earth. Greenland is part ...
Fifty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder. It was on this day that an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland, one of the coldest places on Earth. Greenland is part ...
Greenland USA is no longer planning to switch one of the Pacific Park sites from residential to office use. The site, known as B4 and located at the northeast corner of the Barclays Center at Atlantic and Sixth avenues, will remain residential, Scott Solish, director of development at Greenland, told The Real ...
Greenland World War II veteran to be laid to rest this week .... News reporter. Greenland, N.H. --. A Greenland man with a long and distinguished career of service to our nation is being remembered. Lt. Col. Robert Kelley flew dozens of missions in World war II and the Korean War. Advertisement ...
Currently at 426 students, the grade K-8 Central school grew by 26 students this year and the School Board is looking to reduce class size after adopting a policy to keep class sizes to a certain level. The budget calls for additional fifth- and seventh-grade teachers at $88,000 each, which includes salary ...
Denmark is cleaning up the United State's mess - literally. Half a century ago, the US abandoned several military bases in Greenland, leaving behind toxic pollution. Now, the Danish government announced that it will foot the bill to clean it up, to the tune of $30 million dollars.
A decorated World War II veteran from Greenland will be laid to rest Wednesday in Massachusetts. Lt. Col. Robert Kelley was a fighter pilot based out of Hanscom Air Force base. Advertisement. He flew over 80 combat missions in the African, Mediterranean and Italian campaigns during WWII and also flew ...
Denmark and Greenland on Thursday agreed on a plan to clean up waste left at disused U.S. and other military installations on the Arctic island. Copenhagen is to pay 180 million kroner (29 million dollars) in the coming six-year period. The deal was signed by Esben Lunde Larsen, Danish Minister of ...
Members of the Greenland reconciliation Commission were appointed by the government of Greenland to operate independently. The commissioners include Karla Jessen Williamson (centre) an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, who originally comes from Greenland, as an honorary ...
Disko Island, Greenland (CNN) -- Sailing across the clear blue sea from the west coast of Greenland, a lush green island surrounded by dazzling white icebergs comes into view. Brick red mountains tower above, while waves crash against the dark black shore of Siorarsuit beach, which translated means ...
We'll choose and publish the best and the winning image will receive a £200 voucher which can be used against an i-escape stay at one of 1,500 boutique properties worldwide. The winner will be entered for the overall annual prize, a nine-night trip to West Greenland for one person with Wild Photography ...
Last year, between August and September, it was sending planes over Greenland to track seasonal changes in the elevation of the ice sheet. Great Big Story was tracking them and have made a short documentary about the experience, showing the intensity of the work that goes into studying the climate.
In 2018, hunters in Greenland and Nunavut will see an increase in the number of polar bears they can legally harvest on each side of Baffin Bay. Greenland's fishing and hunting department has announced its approval of a new polar bear quota system, with some increases, which came into effect Jan.
The Greenland ice sheet, like other ice sheets, is a system in motion, with the melted water playing a key role in how portions of the ice end up sliding off the land and into the ocean. This contributes to sea level rise, a global concern that scientists say is occurring at a more rapid rate than in the past.
Arctic algae are one life form for whom climate change is great news. They thrive in warmer temperatures, and are flourishing beyond old boundaries as more of the icy far north becomes climatically hospitable. But as algae grows over ice, it reduces how much light the ice can reflect. Like wearing black ...
Algae growth as a result of climate change is making the Greenland ice sheet, a primary contributor to sea-level rise, melt faster, according to a new study. Algae grows naturally on the ice sheet, but it thrives under a warmer climate. It makes the Greenland ice sheet, which is the second-largest ice sheet on ...
scientists have produced a stunning visualisation of Greenland - without its ice cover. It is made from decades of survey data that show the position and shape of the territory's bedrock, and the surrounding seafloor. This is critical information needed to understand how the huge island might respond to a ...
The immenseness of Greenland relative to its colonial overlord Denmark would puzzle the uninformed viewer about how this arrangement came to be. However, it is well-known that despite being 50 times the size of Denmark, Greenland is very sparsely populated and far less powerful. However, it is not a ...
WASHINGTON - Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 cm) higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to ...
According to new figures from the World Wildlife Fund, between August and December last year, there were at least 21 instances of hungry polar bears searching for food in the Greenland town of Ittoqqortoormiit. In comparison, there were just nine instances of conflicts involving polar bears registered in ...
I chose Denmark, and my journey began with a transatlantic flight from the U.S. to Amsterdam included a connection in Copenhagen. After overnighting in the Danish city, I was off for an adventure in the southern fjords of Greenland, where glaciers calve, the land is indeed green, and Vikings once dwelled.
Greenland is the biggest island on Earth and the least-densely populated country, with only around 57,000 residents. Most of the inhabited places are found along the western coast; a thick ice sheet covers the interior of the country. scientists are growing extremely concerned that global warming is melting ...
Situated at the highest point of the Greenland ice sheet, the second-largest body of ice on Earth, Summit Camp is one of the most remote research stations in the world. It sits amid an enormous ice cap that covers about 80 percent of the surface of Greenland--a giant frozen mass that would cause sea levels to rise some 24 ...
The Food and Environment Ministry has revealed it has signed an agreement with Greenland concerning the clean-up of abandoned US bases on the island. The food and environment minister, Esben Lunde Larsen, said he had agreed with Kim Kielsen, the head of the Greenlandic Parliament, to set aside ...
Denmark and its autonomous Arctic island of Greenland have signed an agreement to clean up U.S. military installations that were left to rust in the pristine landscape after the Cold War. The deal earmarks 180 million kroner ($29 million) over six years for the cleanup. Greenland Premier Kim Kielsen and ...


 

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