I’ve just spent 17 days (counting the days above the Arctic Circle) in Greenland, accompanying the “Greenlandia” expedition which, under the direction of Vincent Hilaire, aims to follow the evolution of the small village of Ittoqqortoormiit (the most isolated in East Greenland).
Vegetation traces found in an ice core taken nearly 60 years ago in the far north-west corner of Greenland suggest that the ice sheet had largely melted over 400,000 years ago.
A recent article in “Science” emphasizes the responsibility of researchers regarding the rights of indigenous peoples.
Bowhead whales appear to have a DNA-repair mechanism superior to that of other mammals
A hundred or so French polar scientists descended on Paris from 3-5 May to present and discuss their research and how it is feeding into contemporary issues
The polar fox transmits rabies to dogs through bites and Canada’s native population is unaware of the risks, notes a study by veterinarians.
One of them is more troubling than the other
Greenland’s ice sheet has seen worse melting seasons than it did this year, but it has been a very long time since it has seen a good year
McMurdo Station will now be able to offer not-quite-high-speed internet
Pre-historic Alaska appears to have experienced seasonal floods capable of overwhelming a grown dinosaur
One of America’s leading sources of science funding is putting artists and teachers where the sun doesn’t shine (for half of the year)
NASA mission planners are looking for a suitable place on a side of the moon’s south pole facing the earth. This is where a lunar base is to be built in the future.
The 12 whales were distributed to the community after they were shot by mistake
Greenland’s door is open to scientists, but it is still a good idea to knock first