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Greenland Ice Sheet Melts at Unusually Fast and Furious Pace

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Data from three satellites show the massive ice sheet covering the Arctic territory of Greenland underwent an unusual melting earlier this month. The U.S. space agency NASA says the data shows 40 percent of the ice sheet, stretching from Greenland’s coastal edges to its 3.2-kilometer thick center, had experienced some thawing by July 8, and […]

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Greenland Ice Sheet Melts at Unusually Fast and Furious Pace

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Data from three satellites show the massive ice sheet covering the Arctic territory of Greenland underwent an unusual melting earlier this month. The U.S. space agency NASA says the data shows 40 percent of the ice sheet, stretching from Greenland’s coastal edges to its 3.2-kilometer thick center, had melted by July 8, and accelerated to […]

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Huge Iceberg Breaks Off from Greenland Glacier

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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A NASA satellite has captured images of a huge iceberg breaking off from one of the largest glaciers in the Arctic territory of Greenland. The iceberg, which measures twice the size of New York City’s Manhattan island , broke off Greenland’s Petermann Glacier earlier this week. Images from NASA’s Aqua satellite showed the iceberg separating […]

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Greenpeace Chief to be Deported After Scaling Greenland Oil Rig

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Two Greenpeace activists, including the head of the environmental group, are to be deported after climbing an oil rig off the coast of Greenland to demand a halt to deepwater drilling in the Arctic. Police officials say Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo and another activist were to leave Greenland Tuesday. The two were arrested Friday […]

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