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Greenland Is Melting 6 Times Faster Than It Did In The 1980s

Greenland ice sheets are melting six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study revealed. The findings of the study explain the contribution of Greenland's ice melt to global sea level rise.

Earth/Environment April 23, 2019

Increasing Rainfall Melts Greenland Ice Sheet And Contributes To Sea Level Rise In The Arctic

Greenland is already losing so much ice each year. Now, researchers found that unusual rains in the Arctic may be contributing to the phenomenon as well.

Earth/Environment March 7, 2019

Watch As Massive Iceberg Breaks Off From Greenland Glacier

Scientists recorded the moment where a four-mile long iceberg broke away from the Helheim Glacier in Greenland. All insights derived from the video would be significant to the study of climate change, the team said.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Study Reveals What Causes Strange Dark Zone In Greenland's Ice Sheet

High-resolution images of a section of Greenland's dark zone revealed what is behind the strange dark patch in the ice sheet. The so-called ablation zone threatens to speed up melting.

Earth/Environment April 14, 2018

NASA Study Of Greenland’s Rink Glacier Reveals New Type Of Ice Loss

NASA has discovered a new mode of ice loss that was previously undetected despite its huge impact on Rink Glacier. The gigantic wave dented the bedrock underneath the ice sheet.

Earth/Environment May 26, 2017

NASA Takes Photos Of The Mysterious New Rift On Greenland’s Petermann Glacier

A NASA Operation IceBridge aircraft has snapped photos of the new rift forming along Petermann Glacier in Greenland after a researcher provided its exact coordinates using satellite images.

Earth/Environment April 16, 2017

Melting Greenland Ice Sheet May Release Toxic Waste From Cold War-Era Military Base

U.S. and Denmark thought the abandoned Camp Century military base will be buried deep by continual snowfall. Global warming and the melting Greenland ice sheet though may reintroduce the radioactive waste to the environment by end of the century.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2016

Greenland’s Persistent Ice Melts Improve Tourism Prospects

Greenland is experiencing rising surface temperatures that send ice melt into overdrive. But as the melting rates increase, so does Greenland's tourism prospects, with numbers of cruise and land visitors shooting up.

Earth/Environment June 14, 2016

Could Arctic Amplification Lead To Greater Loss Of Arctic Ice?

Arctic amplification, resulting from the loss of sea ice, could be driving global warming. How does this effect alter the global climate?

Earth/Environment June 10, 2016

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Limited - But For How Long?

Ice sheets in Greenland, which sit far from the coasts, are experiencing little to no loss of ice despite global warming. What is protecting this frigid landscape?

Earth/Environment April 30, 2016

Blame Global Warming, Earth's North Pole Is Moving To The UK

The planet's axis has moved eastward toward England and scientists believe that increasing global temperatures is to blame. The warming Earth has melted ice sheets and changed continental waters, which are contributory factors in the movement of the North Pole.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2016

Like Thieves In The Night: How Clouds Are Causing Greenland's Ice Sheet To Melt

Many have blamed technology and pollution as the biggest factor in the melting of the world's glaciers but who would have thought the actual culprits are clouds? Find out why clouds are the main drivers of the Greenland Ice Sheet runoff.

Earth/Environment January 13, 2016

Melting Of Major Greenland Glacier Could Have Catastrophic Consequences

Researchers said the melting of the Zachariae Isstrom glacier in Greenland will have devastating effects for coastal cities worldwide. Low-lying areas and small island countries will be most affected, they said.

Earth/Environment November 16, 2015

Huge Greenland Glacier Crumbling Into The Sea Has Enough Ice To Raise Global Sea Levels

A massive glacier in northeast Greenland is in retreat, breaking up into the sea. Warmer air above and warmer sea water below is accelerating the process, researchers say.

Earth/Environment November 13, 2015

Two Lakes Under Greenland Ice Unexpectedly Disappear

Two lakes have disappeared from beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. What makes this region so important to the global environment?

Earth/Environment January 21, 2015

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Faster Than Previously Thought: Thank You, Global Warming

The melting of Greenland's ice sheet could have serious global impacts and two new studies reveal melting happens at a much faster rate than previously estimated.

Earth/Environment December 16, 2014

Will NASA's Airborne Campaign to Clear Climate Confusion Help Clear Air Pollution?

Climate change around the world is being studied by NASA, utilizing five studies conducted around the globe.

Earth/Environment December 1, 2014

Huge ice structures discovered hiding beneath Greenland ice sheet

Ice towers, the size of skyscrapers, have been identified under the ice sheet of Greenland, and could play an important role in melting of glaciers.

Earth/Environment June 17, 2014

Forest fires and climate change led to record Greenland ice sheet melt in 2012: Study

Global warming and forest fires could be responsible for melting over nearly all of the Greenland ice sheet. Dartmouth researchers profiled how the process works.

Earth/Environment May 20, 2014

Newly mapped Greenland valleys up risk of faster glacier melting

New research shows that Greenland may be a larger contributor to rising sea levels. The findings show deep valleys that have formed under the Greenland ice sheet may erode ice even faster and dump large amounts of water into the world's oceans.

Earth/Environment May 20, 2014

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