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Greenland Science Special

ScienceNordic took a trip to Greenland to cover research in and about the Arctic. We covered everything from social conditions, mineral extraction, biodiversity, education, archaeology, and climate. See our full list of Science in Greenland articles here.

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2018

It's time for the Greenland ice sheet's annual health report, brought to you by scientists from the Danish Meteorological Institute and Polar Portal.

New Greenland telescope is up and running

A new radio telescope in Greenland is looking for signs of black holes, and preliminary data are already coming in.

Stunning starfish illuminates the dark Arctic

In the dark deep ocean around Greenland, scientists have discovered starfish with surprisingly good eyes and the ability to light up the dark

Can nature clean up oil spills in the Arctic?

Oil-eating microbes often perform the bulk of the clean-up after an oil spill. But we might not be able to rely on these bacteria to clean up oil in the cold Arctic.

Greenlandic gene could be key to beating obesity

The Inuit people carry a genetic variant, which increases their risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Can Greenlandic mud help feed the world?

Can nutrient-rich mud from Greenland transform poor tropical soils to produce more and higher quality food? This is what a new research project will study.

Claim to the Arctic rests on a shelf

Rocks from the Arctic seabed support the Kingdom of Denmark's claim to area north of Greenland.

“Treasure trove” of Arctic research data now publicly available

Twenty years of Arctic research can help scientists around the world better understand climate and environmental change.

Mud from the Greenlandic seabed reveals a hidden past

Sea ice and bedrock shape key for glacier stability.

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

Scientists from the Danish Meteorological Institute and Polar Portal give the Greenland ice sheet its annual health report.