Cold Tolerance Among Inuit May Come From Extinct Human Relatives
Gene variants that might give Inuit in Greenland more heat-generating fat matches up with DNA found in Denisovans, an extinct group of ancient humans.
Canada and Denmark Fight Over Island With Whisky and Schnapps
A spirited dispute has lasted since 1984, with one side leaving a bottle of liquor on Hans Island that is later replaced by the other side with its own bottle.
Remembering Gordon Hamilton – An Edge-Pushing Prober of Eroding Ice
The death of a prominent glaciologist in Antarctica illustrates how edge-pushing science sometimes poses existential risks.
World’s Oldest Fossils Found in Greenland
The find, thought to be layers of sediment packed together by microbial communities living in shallow water, could alter our understanding of how life evolved.
How a North Pole Chat with Readers Led to an Online Sustainability Quest
How a reader Q&A during a reporting trip to the North Pole sea ice started a journalist’s journey into online inquiry on climate change and other “wicked” problems.
1941: Roosevelt Takes Steps to Head Off Hitler
From the International Herald Tribune archives: Greenland is placed under the protection of the United States in 1941.
Greenland’s Endless (for Now) Landscape
The seemingly endless and frozen landscapes around Greenland’s indigenous villages are vanishing and with them, a way of life.
In Wild Winter, Warm North Pole Storm Chills U.S. Forecast as Flooding Threatens Levees
A look at global factors shaping violent winter weather and local factors raising flooding risks.
Climate Research at the End of the World
Scientists mine Greenland’s icy environment for data to understand how climate change will alter the rest of the globe.
The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet
By studying the largest glaciers on earth, scientists hope to determine whether we’ll have time to respond to climate change or whether it’s already too late.
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