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New Antarctic Evidence Reveals Past Melting

One of the wild cards in estimating future sea level rise from global warming is the enormous East Antarctic Ice Sheet, which holds more freshwater in its icy expanse than the whole of Greenland. Full story

Warm and Buttery: Melt Speeds Greenland's Ice Flow

Greenland's massive ice sheet is accelerating its slide toward the ocean because bigger surface melts in recent years are softening the interior of the ice like a stick of butter, a new study finds. Full story

Tropical Caves Fill Gap in Climate Record

Slick towers in a tropical island cave provide a 100,000-year climate record rivaling Greenland's pristine ice cores, scientists say. Full story

North Pole Moves as Ice Sheets Melt

The North Pole’s surprise trip toward Greenland is due to Earth's rapidly melting ice sheets, a new study finds. Full story

Greenland's Glacial Melt May Slow, Study Suggests

Greenland's galloping glaciers will likely slow their rapid retreat in the coming century, scientists project based on a new computer modeling study. Full story

Mysterious Sundial May Be Secret to Viking Navigation

Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET. A mysterious Viking sundial found in Greenland may have helped the ancient mariners sail at the same north-south latitude across the Atlantic, new research suggests. Full story

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Greenland warns EU may miss out on its mineral wealth

Modern Greenland Melt Echoed in 126,000-Year-Old Ice

Soot darkening Greenland ice sheet, worsening melt

Arctic 'Report Card' lists warming signs

Greenland Loses 200 Billion Tons Ice Per Year

Greenland Loses 200 Million Tons Ice Per Year

Greenland Ice Melt Accelerating

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  Polar ice melting faster than expected

A new study published in ‘Science’ found the ice in Greenland is melting five times faster than in the early 90s, part of what accounts for a 20 percent rise in sea level over the past two decades. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

  NYT: Greenland’s unfrozen future

Greenland’s receding ice has exposed vast deposits of valuable minerals and new opportunities for an island in economic decline.

  It's not easy being Greenland

Ezra Klein shares NASA imagery showing the sudden and dramatic melting of Greenland's ice sheet.

  Crashing iceberg makes waves in Greenland

A tourist rides out the waves in this YouTube video as he captures the moment an iceberg breaks off a glacier in Greenland. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports. 

  N.H town police chief killed in line of duty

A small town is remembering Michael Maloney, the beloved police chief who was gunned down just two days before he was to retire. NBC’s Michelle Franzen reports on the latest and whether the killing of police officers is becoming a worrying trend.

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Greenland:  A Laboratory For The Symptoms Of Global Warming
Greenland: A Laboratory For The Symptoms Of Global Warming

ILULISSAT, GREENLAND - JULY 23: A full moon is seen over an iceberg that broke off from the Jakobshavn Glacier on July 23, 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland. As the sea levels around the globe rise, researchers affilitated with the National Science Foundation and other organizations are studying the ph