Greenland

  • Greenland ice melt seen at lower temperatures: study August 13, 2013

    London: The complete melt of the Greenland ice sheet could occur at lower global temperatures than previously thought, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change showed on Sunday, increasing the threat and severity of a rise in sea level. Substantial melting of land ice could contribute to long-term sea level...
  • If you're ill, don't wait for the doctors, says JX Group's David Nash June 6, 2013

    I was a keen conceptual geologist. I worked with inspiring people in Greenland trying to understand the nature of the earth at its beginning. I loved building models to explain and predict things-and still do now. Artists don't have a monopoly on imagination. But I was then, as I am...
  • Iceland on the wing September 11, 2012

    The T-shirt sums it up: Don't F**k with Iceland – We may not have cash but we've got ash! Cash refers to the fallout from an explosion: The effects of the global financial crisis on Iceland. Traditionally based on geothermal energy, fishing and agriculture, Iceland tried to reinvent its economy through...
  • Iceberg breaks off Greenland glacier July 19, 2012

    Washington: An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan broke free from Greenland's massive Petermann Glacier, which could speed up the march of ice into northern waters, scientists said on Wednesday. This is the second time in less than two years that the Petermann Glacier has calved a monstrous ice island. In...
  • Mars may have a coastline like Greenland August 29, 2011

    London: Early in its history, Mars may have a cold glacier-rimmed ocean covering its northern lowlands and its coastline may have resembled that of Greenland or Norway, according to a new study. Scientists who conducted computer simulations of the Red Planet found that there was a big temperature difference between...
  • Greenland opts for self-rule, moves to independence June 22, 2009

    Opnhge: Greenland expanded its powers of self-rule on its national day on Sunday, in a move many residents see as a step toward independence from Denmark. The increased autonomy, which includes taking control of the police and the courts and making Greenlandic--an Inuit tongue-- the official language, was approved by Greenlanders...
  • The world will witness a solar eclipse on Friday August 1, 2008

    New Delhi: It is pure magic. Even as its brilliance is hidden by the moon, the sun looks as majestic as ever during a solar eclipse. From Russia to New Delhi, the world will witness this spectacle on August 1. While a total eclipse can be seen in Canada, Greenland, the...
  • Greenland ice sheet shrinking fast: NASA October 20, 2006

    Washington: The vast sheet of ice that covers Greenland is shrinking fast, but still not as fast as previous research indicated, NASA scientists said on Thursday. Greenland's low coastal regions lost 155 gigatons (41 cubic miles) of ice each year between 2003 and 2005 from excess melting and icebergs, the...
  • Greenland ice sheet melting faster: Study September 21, 2006

    London: Greenland's massive ice sheet is melting much quicker than scientists had estimated and the pace has accelerated lately, according to research. An analysis of satellite observations shows the rate of ice loss rose 250 per cent between the periods April 2002 to April 2004 and May 2004 to...