Dec 8, 2016

Greenland's ice-free past exposes sea level rise danger

The massive Greenland ice sheet has melted away at least once during the last 1.4 million years, according to a study published on Wednesday, raising fears that man-made climate change could provoke dangerous sea levels. Bedrock samples retrieved through more than three kilometers (two ...

Dec 17, 2015

Faster retreat of Greenland's ice sheet observed

The Greenland ice sheet, a potentially massive contributor to land-encroaching sea level rise, lost mass twice as fast between 2003 and 2010 as during the 20th century, researchers said Wednesday. Greenland ice loss contributed to a global average sea level rise of 25 millimeters ...

Jun 4, 2015

Secret of Greenland's vanishing lakes found

Scientists were baffled last year after meltwater lakes atop Greenland’s ice sheet suddenly drained out at rates rivaling Niagara Falls. Now a team of U.S. researchers says it has figured out the bizarre phenomenon and that could help them forecast global sea-level rise. Vertical ...

Dec 16, 2014

Denmark claims North Pole via Greenland ridge link

Scientific data show Greenland’s continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it, Denmark’s foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said Denmark will deliver a claim ...