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NASA`s polar robotic ranger GROVER passes Greenland test

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 19:31

Defying 30 mph gusts and temperatures down to minus 22 F, NASA`s new polar rover in Greenland has demonstrated that it could operate completely autonomously in one of Earth`s harshest environments.

Melting glaciers account for third of sea-level rise

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 18:34

World`s shrinking glaciers contributed to almost a third of the sea-level rise between 2003 and 2009, a new study has found.

New rover set to explore Greenland ice sheet

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 10:32

NASA`s newest scientific rover, known as GROVER is set for testing May 3 through June 8 in the highest part of Greenland.

Thin clouds drove Greenland`s record-breaking 2012 ice melt

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 11:02

Thin, low-level clouds were instrumental in driving Greenland`s record-shattering ice melt last year, a new study has found.

Low-level clouds behind Greenland`s record-breaking ice melt in 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 12:49

The culprit that caused the record-shattering level of ice melting in Greenland in 2012 may have been low, thin clouds, a new study has revealed.

10% of Greenland glaciers contribute to sea-level rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 13:27

Sea-level rise from the glaciers of Greenland separated from the ice sheet makes up around 10 percent of the estimated contribution of the entire world`s glaciers and ice caps

Glaciers will melt faster than ever and loss could be irreversible, warn scientists

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 12:27

Canada`s Arctic Archipelago glaciers will melt faster than ever in the next few centuries. <br><br>

Russian meteor blast resonated from Greenland to Antarctica

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 18:10

The meteor strike over the steppes of southwestern Russia sent a low-frequency rumble bouncing through the Earth, giving scientists new clues about the biggest cosmic intruder in 100 years.

Greenland ice cores provide vision of `warmer` future world

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 22:53

Ice cores drilled in the Greenland ice sheet are giving scientists their clearest insight to a world that was warmer than today.

Economic, identity issues `may have driven Vikings out of Greenland`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 14:03

Economic and identity issues, rather than starvation and disease, drove Viking descendent out of Greenland back to their ancestral homes in the 15th century, researchers say.

Greenland ice sheet marker of increased atmospheric acidity

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 19:38

In a new study, researchers have suggested that the decline in levels of the isotope nitrogen-15 is more directly related to increased acidity in the atmosphere.

Wildfires darkening snowpack, increasing melting in Greenland

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 16:53

Satellite observations have revealed the first direct evidence of smoke from Arctic wildfires drifting over the Greenland ice sheet.