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Planetary Deep Drill completes second field test

The work builds on a Planetary Society-sponsored test and paves the way for an ambitious expedition in Greenland this year.
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Youthful Angst Is Fresh And Compelling In 'Last Night In Nuuk'

Niviaq Korneliussen's new novel follows five people in Greenland's capital Nuuk; it's a heartbreaking yet hopeful look at young, queer life in one of the most isolated places in the world.(Image credit: )
Tags: News, Greenland, Nuuk, Niviaq Korneliussen


People are using the viral '10-year challenge' as a stark warning about what's happening to our planet

Social media feeds are currently filled with "10-year challenge" posts that juxtapose users' photos from 2009 and 2019. Environmental activists are using the trend to draw attention to how much Earth has changed in the last 10 years, posting side-by-side images of our planet's recent transformation. This year has started off with a slew of depressing news about climate change: Last year was the hottest year on record for the world's oceans (which are also warming up faster than we thought), an...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Earth, Alaska, Antarctica, Switzerland, North, Greenland, Antarctic, Reuters, Antarctic Ice Sheet, South Florida, Rhone, Pedersen Glacier, Muir Glacier, SDG Academy


Hidden Crater

Glaciers keep secrets. They hide rivers, hills, and other surface features. They conceal the bodies of animals that roamed the landscape tens of thousands of years ago, and enfold the debris of crashed airplanes. And a glacier in Greenland has hidden evidence of a cosmic impact — a 20-mile-wide crater blasted out by an asteroid. Scientists used several lines of evidence to discover the crater, which is below the Hiawatha glacier on Greenland’s northwestern coast. They used radar scans made by ai...
Tags: Space, Greenland, Damond Benningfield, Hiawatha


Scientists identify two new species of fungi in retreating Arctic glacier

Two new species of fungi have made an appearance in a rapidly melting glacier on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, just west of Greenland. A collaborative team of researchers from Japan's National Institute of Polar Research, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Tokyo, Japan, and Laval University in Québec, Canada made the discovery.
Tags: Japan, Greenland, Tokyo Japan, Quebec Canada, Ellesmere Island, Laval University


Antarctica's melt quickens, risks meters of sea level rise: study

Overall, the scientists said that the melt of Antarctica added water equivalent to 13.2 millimeters (0.5 inch) of sea level rise over the past four decades. "As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-metre sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries" with continued man-made global warming, he wrote in a statement. Global sea levels have risen about 20 centimeters (8 inches) in the past century and many other studies have shown a faster thaw from Greenland to...
Tags: Florida, Science, London, Antarctica, Bangladesh, Greenland, Antarctic


Antarctica’s once sleepy ice sheets have awoken. That's bad.

Antarctica -- home to the greatest ice sheets on Earth -- isn't just melting significantly faster than it was decades ago. Great masses of ice that scientists once presumed were largely immune to melting are losing ample ice into the sea.  In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers illustrate that the ice-clad continent is losing more than six times as much ice as it was in the 1980s. A "major contributor," the scientists emphasiz...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Manhattan, Columbia University, Greenland, Bell, Antarctic, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, East Antarctica, Willis, Antartica, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory


Antarctica’s once sleepy ice sheets have awoken. That's bad.

Antarctica — home to the greatest ice sheets on Earth — isn't just melting significantly faster than it was decades ago. Great masses of ice that scientists once presumed were largely immune to melting, are losing ample ice into the sea.  In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers illustrate that the ice-clad continent is losing more than six times as much ice as it was in the 1980s. A "major contributor," the scientists emphasiz...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Manhattan, Columbia University, Greenland, Bell, South Pole, Antarctic, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, East Antarctica, Willis


We tried the 1,250-calorie survival bar that powered Colin O'Brady's record-shattering 932-mile solo journey across Antarctica

Colin O'Brady recently became the first person to cross Antarctica alone, unaided by kites or resupplies. In his sled of food and gear, he brought a special nutrition bar called a Colin Bar. He ate 4,000 calories worth of the stuff every day.  We tasted the bar and found it impressively palatable, but it had some strange flavors. When American adventurer Colin O'Brady set out to become the first human to cross Antarctica alone, unaided by resupply or any wind-gathering kite, he knew a specia...
Tags: Instagram, US, Trends, Antarctica, Manhattan, Greenland, Buddhist, Brady, Power Bar, Colin O Brady, Colin Bars, Standard Process, Jenna Besaw, Peter Kotecki, O Brady Standard Process, Colin Bar


Greenland's residents grapple with global warming

As scientists study the threats posed by a warming climate, some of the immediate effects of climate change have been a double-edged sword for some in and around Tasiilaq. Julius Nielsen, 40, who lives about 45 km (28 miles) from Tasiilaq, has been hunting and fishing in the area most of his life. "There's no snow, it's too hot and the water is not freezing," said Nielsen.
Tags: Science, Greenland, Tasiilaq, Tasiilaq Julius Nielsen


Algae thrive under Greenland sea ice

Microscopic marine plants flourish beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea, according to a new study. These phytoplankton create the energy that fuels ocean ecosystems, and the study found that half of this energy is produced under the sea ice in late winter and early spring, and the other half at the edge of the ice in spring.
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Study shows algae thrive under Greenland sea ice

Microscopic marine plants flourish beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea, according to a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. These phytoplankton create the energy that fuels ocean ecosystems, and the study found that half of this energy is produced under the sea ice in late winter and early spring, and the other half at the edge of the ice in spring.
Tags: Science, Greenland, Journal of Geophysical Research, Greenland Sea


Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought.
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Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought.
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Surprising Things To Do in Nuuk Greenland

I eagerly looked out the window as we landed on the world’s largest island, but all I could see was white. Snow was everywhere. I looked again at my watch where the date read April 12th. Seemed a little late for all of this snow cover. But in Nuuk Greenland, they have snow on the ground 8 months of the year; this white landscape in April was normal. Anya picked us up from the little airport and drove us into the capital city of Nuuk. It looked like a black and white painting; the ground was whi...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Alaska, Paris, Starbucks, Norway, Anya, Greenland, Iceland, Nuuk, Greenlandic, Best Way, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Keflavík International Airport, Air Greenland, Marc


New Year’s resolutions for travelers

Wherever you are in the world, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are almost behind us and the pressure of committing to endless, unachievable New Year’s resolutions is just around the corner. But while it’s tempting to succumb to the “new year, new me” craze, the start of a new year is also a good time to think about how you can better pursue your passions. Maybe you’ve never traveled on your own, maybe there’s a special destination you’ve always wanted to visit, or maybe you simply ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Bali, Australia, Adelaide, Greenland, Resolutions, Darwin, All, New Years' Resolutions, Como Shambhala Estate, Traveler Resolutions, Ittoqqortoormiit Guesthouse


Colin O'Brady Completes Historic Antarctic Crossing

The final miles of a nearly two-month race across Antarctica -- a lonely effort marked by long days, short nights and stunning endurance -- ended Wednesday with a sprint to the finish. From a report: Adventurer Colin O'Brady on Wednesday accomplished what he had dubbed "the Impossible First," becoming the first person to complete a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica. With a push of 32 hours after leaving his last camp on Christmas morning, the 33-year-old American reached the edge of the ...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Antarctica, Greenland, South Pole, Brady, Colin O Brady, Antarctic Crossing, Lou Rudd


Readers' travel photography competition: 2018 winners

Here are the best shots from the thousands entered in our monthly competition. The prize for the overall winner, chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE, is a trip to Greenland with Wild Photography Holidays Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Greenland, Travel Photography, Mick Ryan


Greenland ice melting 'even in winter'

A team of Scottish scientists has revealed how the Greenland ice sheet is melting.
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'A perfect storm'

A team of Scottish scientists has revealed how the Greenland ice sheet is melting.
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Alexa Snooping, Robot Takeovers, and FBI Surveillance: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The holidays are nigh, and this year’s naughty list is long indeed—and from revelations of reckless privacy violations over at Facebook headquarters and continued labor abuses at Amazon to the generally terrible way humanity has treated our homeworld, your erstwhile chroniclers at Gizmodo have been adding names to it…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Echo, Science, London, Movies, Biology, Labor, Internet, Climate Change, Animals, Doctor Who, Christmas, Economics, Global Warming, Surveillance


Melting Chunks of Greenland Are Bringing Londoners Face-to-Face With Climate Change

LONDON, ENGLAND—Any Londoners walking past their city’s famous Tate Modern art gallery this month found it difficult not to stop and stare at a new addition to its courtyard: huge chunks of ice, harvested from the shores of Greenland, had conspicuously materialized. Appearing on December 11, these 24 icebergs,…Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Greenland, Tate Modern, Climate Science, London England, Climate Art


My Year in Review and Holiday Greetings

Happy Holidays! I can’t believe it’s my 12th year of doing these holiday videos!  I’m not a video person mainly becuase I hate editing video.  It takes me a full 10 to 12 hour day to get this video done.  So every year I don’t think I’ll make the video and then tradition (and guilt) wins out. I traveled more than ever in 2018! One of the things I have come to realize since having a home base, I spend a lot more time on planes than I used to.  Each time I go on a trip I now have a home to come ba...
Tags: Travel, Videos, Europe, Colorado, India, Spain, Maine, Alaska, Faroe Islands, Norway, Michelin, Greenland, Iceland, Travel Tips, Denver, Chevron


Readers’ travel photography competition: December winners

Our final selection of the year ranges from New York cops to Venice shops, camel fairs to penguins. Scroll to see the winner – chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE – who receives a £200 voucher for an i-escape holiday property. The overall 2018 prize is a trip to Greenland with Wild Photography Holidays Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Photography, New York, Art and design, Venice, Greenland, Travel Photography, Mick Ryan


Drag and drop whole countries to compare their size

Our world maps lie to us: North America nor Europe aren't really that big and Africa really is much biggerIt's all the fault of Mercator: even if the man himself wasn't necessarily eurocentric, his projection isThis interactive map tool reveals countries' true sizes without having to resort to the Peters projectionIs Texas really bigger than Poland? Does Russia stretch further east to west than Africa does north to south? And how big a chunk of Europe would the US cover? If you're losing sleep ...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Mexico, White House, Germany, Russia, Africa, US, America, United States, Alaska, Innovation, Poland, Congo, South America, Greenland


You can now drag and drop whole countries to compare their size

Our world maps lie to us: North America and Europe aren't really that big and Africa really is much bigger.It's all the fault of Mercator: even if the man himself wasn't necessarily Eurocentric, his projection is.This interactive map tool reveals countries' true sizes without having to resort to the Peters projection.Is Texas really bigger than Poland? Does Russia stretch further east to west than Africa does north to south? And how big a chunk of Europe would the U.S. cover? If you're losing s...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Mexico, White House, Germany, Russia, Africa, America, United States, Alaska, Innovation, Poland, Congo, South America, Greenland, Map


How Greenland could become China's Arctic base

The vast northern expanse of Greenland needs investment, and China is willing to help – for a price.
Tags: News, China, Arctic, Greenland


Ice Watch is Olafur Eliasson's visual reminder of climate change

"Come touch the Greenland ice sheet and be touched by it."
Tags: Science, News, Greenland, Olafur Eliasson


Olafur Eliasson Actually Brought Greenland's Icebergs to the Center of London

Using refrigerators as transport.
Tags: Science, London, Greenland, Olafur Eliasson


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A movie theater for dogs, NASA's fastest spacecraft ever, industrial hemp farming and more from the internet this week Olafur Eliasson Brings 30 Icebergs to London Visionary Icelandic-Danish artist and designer Olafur Eliasson, with the help of geologist Minik Rosing, set 30 iceberg, drawn from the waters inside Greenland’s Nuup Kangerlua fjord, along the banks of London’s Thames. It’s the next installment of his “Ice Watch” …
Tags: Design, London, Nasa, Greenland, Jetblue, Postmates, Cbd, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Icebergs, Olafur Eliasson, Italian Alps, David Neeleman, Thames River, Movie Theaters, Swerve