How the Black Plague Left Traces in Arctic Ice

Charlemagne’s iconic silver currency increased industrial lead pollution, while the Black Death caused it to plummet.
Becky Ferreira
climate change

Why a Growing Glacier Isn't Good News for the Climate

Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier is gaining ice due to cyclical changes in ocean temperature, but that doesn’t mean things are getting better.
Sarah Emerson

NASA Discovers Second Crater Hidden Under Greenland's Ice

Within a matter of months, NASA has discovered the first subglacial craters known to science. They’re both huge and relatively young.
Becky Ferreira

Scientists Discover Hidden Asteroid Crater Under a Mile of Greenland Ice

Research partially funded by Carlsberg beer company found an asteroid impact underneath Greenland’s Hiawatha Glacier.
Becky Ferreira
climate change

Human-Driven Climate Change Is Literally Making Earth ‘Wobble’

As the planet warms, ice loss at the poles—especially in Greenland—is having an effect on polar motion.
Becky Ferreira
camp century

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Planners thought it would stay buried in ice forever.
Kate Lunau
nuclear vaults

Scientists Worry About a Future Ice Age Crushing Our Nuclear Waste Vaults

The Greenland ice sheet is a useful stand-in for the future.
Kate Lunau
iceberg right ahead

Monster Icebergs Crowding Canada’s Coast Are Likely Harbingers of Climate Change

They're a beautiful sight, and a looming reminder of our changing planet.
Bryson Masse
ocean pollution

Ocean Currents Are Carrying Our Plastic Garbage to the Arctic

Plastic dumped in the oceans is moving poleward.
Lisa Cumming
climate change

Climate Change Is Making Life Even Harder for This Remote Village

For people who live near the Arctic, melting ice may signal the end of their world as they know it.
Mike Pearl
climate change

NASA Filmed Water Escaping Down Giant Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet

It's a beautiful but scary sight, as this water will push sea levels higher.
Farnia Fekri

This Shit Is a Delicacy

The droppings of the bird called a ptarmigan are considered a delicacy in certain parts of Greenland—a delicacy because, in a place of limited food resources, the oddest things can be regarded as haute cuisine.
Lawrence Millman