Greenland ice melt putting global ocean circulation at risk

Greenland ice melt putting global ocean circulation at risk

Researchers say it could impact the future climate in places such as portions of Europe and North America.

Climate change altering Greenland ice sheet

Climate change altering Greenland ice sheet

Greenland's ice sheet has traditionally been pictured as a bit of a sponge for glacier meltwater, but new research has found that climate change is changing its structure, thereby reducing its ability to buffer its contribution to rising sea levels.

Arctic air temperatures highest since 1900: Report

The Arctic is heating up, with air temperatures the hottest in 115 years, and the melting ice destroying walrus habitat and forcing some fish northward, a global scientific report said Tuesday.

This fast-melting glacier can change world's coastlines forever

This fast-melting glacier can change world's coastlines forever

By itself, the Zachariae Isstrom glacier holds enough water to trigger a half-meter rise in ocean levels around the world.

Ancient cold period gives new insight into future

Ancient cold period gives new insight into future

A well known period of abrupt climate change 12,000 years ago that occurred rapidly in northern latitudes but much more gradually in equatorial regions holds the key for future climate change, researchers have discovered.

Watch: NASA data reveals seas rising more than predicted

Watch: NASA data reveals seas rising more than predicted

Sea levels worldwide are rising faster than predicted as a result of climate change, according to NASA scientists.

Seas could rise six metres even if governments curb warming: Study

Seas could rise six metres even if governments curb warming: Study

Sea levels could rise by at least six metres (20 feet) in the long term, swamping coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, even if governments achieve their goals for curbing global warming, according to a study published on Thursday.

Melting Greenland's past to provide clues about its future

Melting Greenland's past to provide clues about its future

Providing a vital clue to the future of Greenland, scientists have measured how the island's ice sheet reacted to a warm period 8,000 to 5,000 years ago when the temperatures were two to four degrees Celsius warmer than present.

Oily fish may not prevent heart disease: Study

Often we have heard that eating oily fish is good for the heart. However, researchers have now questioned the validity of oily fish being a part of a heart healthy diet.

Greenland ice formed due to tectonic processes in deep Earth interior

Greenland ice formed due to tectonic processes in deep Earth interior

A new study has shed light on why Greenland is covered in ice and has suggested that the ice on Greenland could only form due to processes in the deep Earth interior.

Greenland may lose ice more rapidly in future than previously thought

Greenland may lose ice more rapidly in future than previously thought

A new study has provided the first comprehensive picture of how Greenland's glaciers have changed over the past decade.

Greenlanders go to polls in vote dominated by economy

Greenland voters were casting their ballots Friday in an early election dominated by harsh economic reality as the world`s largest island struggles to capitalise on its huge natural riches.

Greenland independence on back burner in snap election

Greenland voters are on Friday expected to focus on the Arctic territory`s economic future rather than independence from Denmark, in a snap election prompted by a corruption scandal.

Greenland government calls election amid PM expenses scandal

Greenland`s government has called an election for November 28 after an expenses scandal prompted Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond to step down as leader of her party.

Greenland PM asks for leave amid expense probe

Greenland Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond has applied for temporary leave while she is being investigated over the misuse of public funds, the Sermitsiaq newspaper said on Tuesday.

Greenland, Antarctic ice sheets losing volume

A new study has observed the changes in the altitude of Greenlandic and Antarctic glaciers.

Refreezing of deep ice sheets creates mysterious blocks in Greenland: Study

A new research has discovered a mysterious blocks of ice as tall as city skyscrapers and as wide as the island of Manhattan at the very bottom of the ice sheet in Greenland.

Foreign holiday preferred choice for Indians this summer: Survey

Travelling to international destinations for a holiday is the flavour this summer amongst Indians, according to a new trend report.

Greenland glacial melt could be more dangerous than previously believed

Researchers have said that Greenland`s icy reaches are far more vulnerable to warm ocean waters from climate change than had been thought.

Vikings used medieval compass for navigation even after sunset

New interpretations of a medieval compass suggest that the Vikings may have skillfully used the sun to operate the compass even when the sun had set below the horizon.