A Massive Lake Beneath Greenland's Glaciers Has Collapsed

Under Greenland's frozen surface is a vast network of channels, crevasses, and basins—its "glacial plumbing system." A few years ago, the water suddenly disappeared from a subglacial lake, which then collapsed into a funny silhouette that NASA likens to a "mitten," but I think looks more like a waving Yeti. » 3/03/15 5:45pm 3/03/15 5:45pm

What It Takes To Transport 112 Tons of Arctic Ice Over 2,000 Miles

You've seen the pictures. The time lapses of glaciers shrinking into patchworks of white, the videos of ice crumbling into the ocean. But the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson wants you to really see how quickly the ice is melting—and to do so, he and a Greenlandic geologist fished 112 tons of ice out of a Greenland… » 10/25/14 12:00pm 10/25/14 12:00pm

F-16s flying over Greenland look like snowspeeders over Hoth

NASA's Student-Designed Arctic Explorer Survives Its First Tundra Test

After a five month expedition to the wilds of Greenland, the GROVER (Greenland Rover and/or Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research) has returned, intact and toting some valuable climate data. Not bad for an ROV developed by engineering students. » 7/10/13 11:59am 7/10/13 11:59am

NASA's Student-Designed Explorer Launches Today

Whether you think it's our fault or not, the simple fact of the matter is that the Earth is heating up—so much so that last summer's heat caused surface melting along an unprecedented 97 percent of the Greenland ice sheet. Now, researchers are turning to an ever-ready solar rover to survey the damage. » 5/03/13 11:30am 5/03/13 11:30am

This Inuit Delicacy Is the Turducken from Hell

This is Kiviak, a traditional winter foodstuff consumed by Greenlandic Inuits. It may look like a seal's carcass stuffed with whole, fermented birds because, well, it is. Trust me, this is one dish you'll want to eat outside. » 2/14/12 10:40pm 2/14/12 10:40pm

These Strange Light Effects In the Arctic Sky Are Not UFOs

We live in a wonderful world indeed. And in places like Greenland, the skies are wonderful too, full of spectres, ringed glories, sundogs, coronas, lunar halos and cloudbows. These weird atmospheric optical phenomenons are common there. » 12/14/11 4:26pm 12/14/11 4:26pm

Giant Ice Cubes From Greenland Are Not Art, You Lunatic

In a bid to remind the ignorant people of the world about the threat of global warming, artist Brian Goggin is setting out to drag a two-ton block of 100,000 year old ice from Greenland to NYC. Because breathless confusion is the first step in advocacy. » 7/05/11 9:40pm 7/05/11 9:40pm

The Army's Underground Nuclear Ice Village

In 1959, the US Army began building an immense complex underneath the frozen surface of Greenland. It would be a center of research, to the benefit of mankind! It would also be a great place to launch Cold War nukes. » 1/20/11 6:20pm 1/20/11 6:20pm