Tag - greenland



A study using a late 20th century baseline determined that glaciers in south Greenland shrank in length by 18% on average, while glaciers in other parts of Greenland retreated by up to 10%.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Nov 17, 2023
Greenland’s glaciers are shrinking at ‘unprecedented’ rate as Earth warms
Over 1,000 peripheral glaciers and ice caps are disappearing twice as fast as they did during the 20th century.
A landscape covered with ice in northern Greenland
Oct 19, 2023
Reversing warming may stop Greenland ice sheet collapse, study says
The melting of Greenland's vast ice sheet is estimated to have contributed more than 20% to observed sea level rise since 2002.
Tourists leave Ittoqqortoormiit, Denmark, after visiting the village on Aug. 20.
Oct 4, 2023
Inuit hunters blame cruise ships as narwhal disappear
While some view Arctic tourism as a means to reinvigorate the community, others worry it could destroy the last surviving Inuit hunting societies.
Japan Times
Aug 30, 2022
Greenland already locked in to major sea level rise, study says
Regardless of any future fossil fuel pollution, warming to date will cause the Greenland ice sheet to shed 3.3% of its volume, committing 27.4 centimeters to sea level rise.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2021
Moon dust: Greenland's recipe for saving the Earth
Among the glaciers and turquoise fjords of Greenland, a mining company is betting rock similar to the one the Apollo missions brought back from the moon can address Earth's climate problems.
Japan Times
May 18, 2021
Melting of Greenland ice may accelerate as glaciers get shorter, study says
Several recent studies warn of the increasing rate of ice melt in the Arctic, where climate change is causing temperatures to rise much faster than in the rest of the world.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2021
Mining magnets: Arctic island finds green power can be a curse
As Greenland's ice sheet and glaciers recede, two Australia-based mining companies are racing for approval to dig into deposits of rare earth metals.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2020
As the Arctic's attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole
Shrinking sea ice in the remote region has fast-tracked a race among global powers for control over resources and waterways.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 15, 2020
As climate change bites, Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return
Greenland's ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests.
Aug 22, 2019
The Greenland episode's lessons
While it has become clear that Trump cannot be constrained in his utterances, it is nevertheless extraordinary that this is how the world's greatest power conducts its diplomacy.
Japan Times
Aug 22, 2019
Trump's snub of Denmark over Greenland shows disregard for a model U.S. ally
President Donald Trump is coming to Europe. And not for the first time, he has embarrassed a U.S. ally and reached out to Russia's Vladimir Putin before even boarding a plane.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 16, 2019
Trump has privately — but possibly not seriously — talked about America buying Greenland
U.S. President Donald Trump has privately discussed with aides and advisers the idea of the United States purchasing the island of Greenland as a way to expand U.S. territory, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2019
U.K. breaks temperature record with new high of 38.7, provisional data show
A British record high temperature of 38.7 (101.6 F) may have been reached on Thursday, provisional data from the U.K. Met Office showed on Friday.
Japan Times
May 3, 2019
Pentagon warns about risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic
Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could also pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday.
Sep 11, 2018
Greenland picks Denmark as airport project partner over Beijing, easing U.S. qualms
Greenland on Monday picked Denmark as partner in a planned upgrade of two airports as it sought to defuse a diplomatic row over how the infrastructure projects, of strategic interest to both Washington and Beijing, should be financed.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 14, 2018
Ice caps live-blogging human history
At the dawn of the 20th century, when the first humans set foot on Antarctica's seemingly pristine ice cap, pollution had beaten them there.
Mar 28, 2018
Greenland shortlists Chinese firm for airport construction despite strategic concerns by Denmark and U.S.
Greenland's state-owned Kalaallit Airports has shortlisted a Chinese construction company to help expand three airports despite concerns in the Danish government that Chinese involvement could upset its ally, the United States.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2018
'Polar Silk Road': Greenland's courting of China for airport projects worries Denmark
Greenland is courting Chinese investors and construction firms to help expand three airports, causing concerns in the Danish government that Chinese involvement on the Arctic island could upset the United States, a close ally.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 27, 2018
Warming trend: 'Wacky' weather makes Arctic warmer than parts of Europe
A freak warming around the North Pole is sending a blast of Arctic cold over Europe in a sign of "wacky" weather that may happen more often with man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.
Apr 7, 2017
Denmark snubbed Chinese offer to buy abandoned Greenland base over security concerns: sources
Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on