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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Planners thought it would stay buried in ice forever.
Scientists Worry About a Future Ice Age Crushing Our Nuclear Waste Vaults
The Greenland ice sheet is a useful stand-in for the future.
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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.
Ocean Currents Are Carrying Our Plastic Garbage to the Arctic
Plastic dumped in the oceans is moving poleward.
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.
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.
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.