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Tiny bird’s poo has tremendous impact on Greenland’s nature

The little auk can affect the living conditions for a range of animals in Northwest Greenland, shows new research.

Come aboard Denmark’s largest research vessel

ScienceNordic was invited aboard research vessel Dana to join its regular expedition in the Baltic Sea.

Arctic plants may be tougher than you think

New study reveals how plants in Greenland were able to not only survive a devastating caterpillar outbreak in 2011, but actually thrive as a result. Much to the surprise of scientists.

Scientists solve old mysteries of bird migration routes

A new study has mapped the migration routes of nightingales, cuckoos, and shrikes. It is a quantum leap in our understanding of bird migration, says scientist.

Fences are disrupting African wildlife on an unprecedented scale

An ecological tragedy is unfolding in Kenya, as fences go up and prevent migrating animals from accessing water and food.

Global genetic diversity mapped by new study

New method couples genes and geography to produce the first global map of genetic diversity.

Ecosystems driven out of sync by climate change

Climate change has altered the seasonal behaviour of plants and animals throughout the food chain and could reorganise entire ecosystems in the future.

Can you spot the walrus?

GREENLAND: Scientists in Greenland are developing fast and efficient ways to monitor walrus populations in remote locations using high-resolution satellite images. If successful, the technique could be rolled out to other species.

Greenland could be home to several coral reefs

GREENLAND: Four years ago Canadian researchers stumbled upon a coral reef off the coast of southern Greenland. Scientists now believe that it could be one of many.

Arctic plants help cool the planet

GREENLAND: Global warming is making Arctic plants release compounds that might help cool the planet. But don’t expect it to outpace global warming.