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The development of the mining industry is seen as key in the quest for Greenland's eventual independence. Foreign investors watched the election closely for signs that mining could get back on track after a fall in commodities prices and more red tape following increased autonomy in 2009. Various foreign ...
GREENLAND -- Local activist Jillian Lane called a meeting she had with the chairman of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Task Force “extremely productive.” Lane was one of about eight or nine residents from across the United States who met with Albert Kelly last week in Washington, ...

Greenland is the second largest ice sheet on Earth's surface and, unlike Antarctica, has a significant amount of people living on the island. Greenland is actually a very important ice sheet, especially with the growing concern of climate change. When it comes to climate change, the polar regions of the Earth ...
Whales, seals, polar bears and walrus are found there in large numbers and Inuit from both Canada and Greenland hunt there. “When the weather is clear, they go out for the chance of coming back with lunch and dinner,” she said. “(We've) been very concerned about cumulative impacts these launches ...
Greenland's 40,000 eligible voters delivered a bittersweet election victory for Prime Minister Kim Kielsen's social-democratic Siumut party Tuesday, as it lost ground to centrist rivals. With only one international airport and no roads connecting the territory's 17 towns, dog sleds were used to carry ballots to ...
COPENHAGEN — Voters in Greenland went to the polls Tuesday for a parliamentary election that has featured discussion on what the sparsely populated Arctic island needs to do to become independent from Denmark. Residents of the semi-independent Danish territory harbour hopes of independence, ...

Joseph Cook camps for months on the ice sheets of Greenland. It's not very comfortable, but it's the only way to accurately map the impact of climate change. Cook, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sheffield, studies how microscopic algae are causing glaciers to retreat. The theory: that ...
Danish diplomats can play a Greenland Card in their interaction with Washington for the benefit of both Nuuk and Copenhagen. However, the Greenland Card has become a source of tensions between Denmark and Greenland that complicates their common diplomatic strategy. When Greenland goes to ...
Black carbon particles from smoke plumes can darken Greenland's vast ice sheet, contributing to more heat absorption and more melting. Scientists who studied the wildfire said that nearly a third of the soot landed on Greenland's ice sheet. They warned that much bigger blazes could move through the icy ...
Assistant Fire Chief Roger Pelland says they were called to a scene about three miles west of Highway 12 on Greenland Road or 43N, just before midnight. He notes when they arrived, an older abandoned house was up in flames. Pelland says they were on scene until 4 am and adds the structure was a ...
Greenland's ice sheet has a mysterious dark zone that has been getting darker in recent years. Scientists now reveal what's behind this anomaly. This sounds like it belongs in the realm of science fiction, but it's a rather mellifluous name for the ice sheet's ablation zone. Ablation is a technical term in ...
Left, the surface height of Greenland, created using measurements from the IceBridge campaign. Surface winds from the Summit NOAA meteorological data are shown in a-c: (a) shows all surface winds from 2010-2016 for all times; (b) shows surface winds for the ice cloud snow cases; and (c) shows ...
But the ice that floats in the ocean is far from the only ice in the Arctic scientists track closely to understand the effects and impacts of climate change. The island of Greenland, population 56,000, is almost entirely covered in ice that is more than a mile thick in some areas. That's roughly 8 percent of all ice on ...
The West Greenland Ice Sheet has melted at a dramatically higher rate over the last 20 years than any other time in at least 450 years. Researchers from Dartmouth College and Boise State University are studying the importance of long-term warming trends to account for the recent upswing in melting rates ...
Rapid ice melting in the planet's northern hemisphere — particularly within the enormous Greenland ice sheet — will contribute to a concurrent rise in sea levels, affecting some two billion people (about one-fifth of the population of the Earth) who live near the oceans, according to scientists. "If we're going ...
We'll choose and publish the best and the winning image will receive a £200 voucher that 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 ...
Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the centerpiece for Danish interests in the Arctic. In 2009 the island achieved “self-rule,” meaning that most governmental portfolios are under Greenlandic jurisdiction save for defense and foreign affairs. China's Greenlandic engagement has sparked ...

The Greenland ice sheet is melting at its fastest rate in at least 400 years, new research suggests. And the melting is only speeding up. A study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters finds that melt rates in western Greenland have been accelerating for the last few decades. Melting is now ...
The Greenland ice sheet is melting at its fastest rate in at least 400 years, new research suggests. And the melting is only speeding up. A study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters finds that melt rates in western Greenland have been accelerating for the last few decades. Melting is now ...
Scientists who crossed western Greenland with a fleet of snowmobiles, pulling up long cylinders of ice at camps a little more than a mile above sea level, have found evidence that the vast sheet of ice is melting faster than at any time in the past 450 years at least – and possibly much longer than that.
Greenland Gas & Oil (GGO) is within months of starting a farm-out partner for its onshore acreage in the eponymous Arctic territory as it eyes drilling work in either 2018 or 2019, writes Eoin O'Cinneide. The privately-held player is currently integrating results from a recently completely full tensor gravimetric ...
“Hydropower is the preferred method for the environmentally-sensitive generation of electricity for the operation of any new mining venture including mine, mill, camp site and harbor facility in Greenland.” The above quote comes from North American Nickel Inc., which has received a Hydropower Feasibility ...
Greenland sharks aren't the only swimmers Turchik sees on assignment. In a January 2015 expedition to the Chagos Archipelago, he was with a team that captured footage of a gulper shark, a species that had not previously been seen in that area. During another expedition, he helped to capture images of ...
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, ...
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.
And while Greenland may have a wealth of untapped natural resources, primarily minerals, that could help finance its independence, "it suffers from a lack of infrastructure and a qualified labour shortage," stressed Mikaa. Mered, an Arctic expert and economics and geopolitics professor at France's School ...
Ask a Dane about independence for Greenland, and you're likely to see a lot of eye rolling. Yes, Greenland has had home rule since 1979, and self-rule since 2009, and it's logical to assume the next step is complete independence, however impractical, for a vast territory of only 56,000 inhabitants. But the ...
In the high-stakes race against sea level rise, understanding what's causing the Greenland Ice Sheet to melt is critical. The problem isn't just rising temperatures: soot from ships, wildfires and distant power plants, as well as dust and a living carpet of microbes on the surface of the ice, are all speeding up ...
The international sporting event was held in Hay River and Fort Smith between March 18 and 24. Samuelson said he immediately contacted the AWG international committee to ask that the athlete be removed from the games. He said a committee member from Greenland confirmed that was their intention.
The melting of the Greenland ice sheet has nearly doubled since the end of the 19th century and is currently melting at its fastest rate in at least 400 years, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The research finds the largest driver of this melting has been an ...
From above, Greenland's ice sheet looks like a vast field of brilliant white — for the most part. In the summer months, the western margin is shaded by a dark zone that seems to have gotten darker in recent years, threatening to speed up the rate of melting. A new study offers an explanation for the ...
Right now, global sea levels are creeping up by about 3 millimetres per year, but that figure is not steady - every 12 months it jumps by another 0.08 millimetres, and researchers know that the melting of Greenland is a particularly strong contributor to this awful trend. The mechanism behind the Dark Zone's ...
GREENLAND — The multiple-alarm fire at Carter's European Auto Repair at 437 Portsmouth Ave. on Feb. 24 left Greenland and surrounding towns' fire departments with damaged gear. Many surrounding departments responded to the fire that reportedly started in a garage and destroyed cars and killed ...
"We hope for better tourism industry in Greenland and to do that we need better infrastructure," Inunnguaq Trussen, political advisor for the Inuit Ataqatigiit, told AFP. "The fishing industry is quite stable. But we still want a much bigger mining industry," he added. The election will be held on April 17th or 24th, ...
Greenland's parliament will set a date for its next election on March 13, though campaigning has already begun. The last election was in 2014 when the Siumut party won more than one third of the votes. That year Kim Kielsen became prime minister when Aleqa Hammond was forced to resign over a ...
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 ...


 

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