Greenland

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19 04 2020 | 07:03

Persistent Cloudless Skies Helped Fuel Exceptional Greenland Ice Melt.

Warm temperatures, clear weather and little snow all played a role in last summer’s major melt event on the ice sheet. The Greenland ice sheet saw some of its highest melt rates on record last…

23 03 2020 | 07:07

Greenland's melting ice raised global sea level by 2.2mm in two months.

Analysis of satellite data reveals astounding loss of 600bn tons of ice last summer as Arctic experienced hottest year on record. Last year’s summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of…

16 03 2020 | 21:01

Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected.

According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate…

13 09 2019 | 16:21

Greenland's ice faces melting 'death sentence'.

Greenland's massive ice sheet may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists have warned. During this year alone, it lost enough ice to raise the average global sea level by more than a…

03 08 2019 | 07:21

Greenland's ice sheet just lost 11 billion tons of ice -- in one day!

After months of record temperatures, scientists say Greenland's ice sheet experienced its biggest melt of the summer on Thursday, losing 11 billion tons of surface ice to the ocean -- equivalent to 4…

17 06 2019 | 13:14

Temperatures leap 40 degrees above normal as the Arctic Ocean and Greenland ice sheet see record June melting

Ice is melting in unprecedented ways as summer approaches in the Arctic. In recent days, observations have revealed a record-challenging melt event over the Greenland ice sheet, while the extent of…

17 03 2019 | 10:48

Climate change: Rain melting Greenland ice sheet 'even in winter'.

Rain is becoming more frequent in Greenland and accelerating the melting of its ice, a new study has found. Scientists say they're "surprised" to discover rain falling even during the long Arctic…

12 03 2019 | 10:53

Sea ice plays pacemaker role in abrupt climate change

A new study looking at variations in past sea ice cover in the Norwegian Sea found the shrinkage and growth of ice was instrumental in several abrupt climate changes between 32,000 and 40,000 years…

22 01 2019 | 10:09

Greenland ice melting four times faster than in 2003

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought -- and will likely lead to faster sea level rise -- thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth's atmosphere, a new study…

10 01 2019 | 11:47

Greenland Has Yet Another Methane Leak

As the Arctic warms, melting glaciers could be an underestimated source of the potent greenhouse gas With concerns about the warming Arctic already at an all-time high, scientists are beginning to…