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Viking arrowheads emerge from melting Norwegian glaciers

High up in the mountains, archaeologists are now discovering human traces dating as far back as the Stone age.

Glaciers on Svalbard behave differently

Many glaciers on Svalbard behave very differently. They advance massively for some years and then quickly retreat – and then remain quiescent for fifty to a hundred years – before they once again start to advance.

International conference brings climate change to Greenland

Climate scientists come together with citizens, industry representatives, and politicians in Greenland to discuss climate change in the Arctic.

Gold deposits found in Denmark

Ice Age rivers have deposited gold in gravel pits throughout Denmark, says geologist.

Flying rubber dinghy opens up remote parts of Greenland to scientists

A flying rubber dinghy gives scientists an inexpensive and flexible way of reaching Greenland's most remote areas.

Ancient snow patches melting at record speed

Climate change is about to wipe out snowfields that have survived in the Norwegian mountains for 5,000 years.

Europe’s largest glacier is losing ice fast

Austfonna is surging forward, and loses enormous quantities of ice into the ocean.

Tiny gravitational changes indicate loss of glacial ice

Researchers have discovered by chance that the ice of the Folgefonna Glacier has thinned by seven metres.

Glaciologists luck out with seismograph and video

VIDEO: Against all odds, while researchers helicoptered over Svalbard and filmed a calving glacier, a seismometer recorded the activity. The data they registered can help in detecting calving episodes and understanding the dynamics of glacial activity.

Helicopter sensor improves Arctic ice volume surveys

New technical equipment and software help measure sea ice thickness in the Arctic Ocean.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.