Greenland Data

Greenland has a mysterious 'dark patch' along the western edge of its huge ice sheet. The region, also known as the 'ablation zone', is around 250 miles (400 km) long and 62 miles (100km) at its widest point. Researchers say the patch could speed up the effects of climate change by helping to melt ...
But the ice that floats in the ocean is far from the only ice in the Arctic scientists track closely to understand the effects and impacts of climate change. The island of Greenland, population 56,000, is almost entirely covered in ice that is more than a mile thick in some areas. That's roughly 8 percent of all ice ...
“We found that lead pollution in Greenland very closely tracked known plagues, wars, social unrest and imperial expansions during European ...
Scientists from several countries will participate in a global initiative to characterize the atmosphere above Antarctica and Greenland to see how the ...
Flying bugs trapped deep in the frozen mud covering Greenland have pointed researchers to new clues about the country's climate, suggesting the ...
Dario Zappala, a researcher at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, in Spain, has discovered a new pattern of climate change by finding large ...
Over the past five years, photographer Ciril Jazbec has documented the changing lives of the Inuit people in Greenland, the world's largest island, ...
Scientists tag an East Greenland narwhal to study its sounds. ... The concern amongst many scientists is that two main climate change effects on the ...
Tourism
In 2004, a Joint Committee was established to facilitate cooperation between Greenland, Denmark, and the US in a wide range of areas, including health, science, education, trade, and tourism. Today, most Greenlandic policymakers are disappointed with the committee, which they view as a talk-shop ...
Greenland is well aware that it needs foreign investment, and is in no position to be choosy. Greenland sees tourism as a path toward independence, and it views its neighbor Iceland with admiring eyes. Also a former Danish colony, Iceland carved a fertile niche market for tourism. As one of the countries ...
The election campaign has also focused on how to find the $600 million necessary to build an international airport and improve existing facilities in a bid to replicate the tourism successes of Iceland. Voters face a familiar choice between the island's two traditional powerhouses, the social democratic ...
It has tried to attract foreign investment into its untapped hydrocarbon and mineral resources as well as into tourism, but a lack of infrastructure and slow bureaucracy have limited development. Now, Greenland is hoping rising commodity prices can help attract foreign investment to get a flagging mining ...
That's also a major hurdle for the territory's desire to emulate the thriving tourism industry of its Arctic neighbour Iceland. – Social woes –. Voter turnout is typically high in Greenland, around 70 percent. Heidi Moller Isaksen, a 51-year-old secretary who lives in the capital Nuuk, declined to disclose which ...
Also tourism is a potential new source of revenue, with Nuuk watching how Icelandic tourism has boomed. The neighbouring island went bankrupt during the financial crisis but has managed to pull it self out of the economic disaster by, among other resources, exploiting a trend in tourism for great nature ...
Greenland votes Tuesday in a local parliament election, with full independence a key issue for the self-ruled Danish territory threatened by global ... It is "wreaking havoc on Greenland's culture: young people are losing interest in traditional hunting and fishing, it's difficult to travel by dogsled from one ...
It is “wreaking havoc on Greenland's culture: young people are losing interest in traditional hunting and fishing, it's difficult to travel by dogsled from one village to another, and wild animals are moving further and further away from the regular hunting grounds,” he said. All of this leads to “numerous new ...
Another debated issue in the election for the 31-seat parliament is upgrading three airports to allow international flights land in Greenland and therefore increase tourism. Prime Minister Kim Kielsen's center-left Siumut party said during the campaign that English, not Danish, should be taught as a second ...
The country has tried to attract foreign investment in its untapped hydrocarbon and mineral resources and in tourism, but the poor infrastructure and slow bureaucracy have limited development. Now, Greenland is hoping rising commodity prices can help attract foreign investment to get a flagging mining ...
The country has tried to attract foreign investment in its untapped hydrocarbon and mineral resources and in tourism, but poor infrastructure and slow bureaucracy have limited development. Now, after a ruby pink sapphire mine operated by Norway's LNS Group started operating last year, and Canada's ...
“For investors it is positive to see stability and continuity in Greenland,” he added. The country has tried to attract foreign investment in its untapped hydrocarbon and mineral resources and in tourism, but poor infrastructure and slow bureaucracy have limited development. Kielsen and his cabinet traveled ...
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A pro-business party that promised to champion Greenland's nascent mining industry almost doubled its support in ... The country has tried to attract foreign investment in its untapped hydrocarbon and mineral resources and in tourism, but poor infrastructure and slow ...
Last year the annual block grant from Denmark was 3.8bn kroner ($610m), more than a third of Greenland's budget. Many Greenlandic politicians reckon that new revenue streams from mining and tourism can help to wean the territory off Danish handouts. “We want to rid ourselves of the block grant ...
But the promise of new revenue streams from mining and tourism has led many of Greenland's politicians to believe that they could soon “wean the ...
In Ilimanaq, local economic growth has been supported by building cabins, from which tourists can experience Greenland's awe-inspiring nature.
... the remote Indigenous communities of Arctic Canada and Greenland, or the villages ... But tourism is far from the benign industry it's often made out to be. ... As Iceland has discovered, mass tourism in the North can have social and ...
... Labrador's tourism website, roughly 90 per cent of icebergs that end up off the coast of the province come from western Greenland, after breaking off ...
According to Newfoundland and Labrador's tourism website, roughly 90 per cent of icebergs that end up off the coast of the province come from western Greenland, after breaking off of glaciers and slipping into the sea. A stretch of ...
N.L. tour operators optimistic despite bleak start to iceberg season ... According to Newfoundland and Labrador's tourism website, roughly 90 per cent ... from western Greenland, after breaking off of glaciers and slipping into the sea.
N.L. tour operators optimistic despite bleak start to iceberg season ... from western Greenland, after breaking off of glaciers and slipping into the sea.
The Atlantic Salmon Federation has reached an agreement with Greenland and Faroe Islands fishermen to stop commercial fishing of salmon. ... where that money will go, whether it's to alternative fishing methods or tourism projects.
In Greenland, 26,000 cruise tourists visited on 41 cruises by 31 cruise ships. As with Svalbard many air visitors were going elsewhere, embarking on ...
Families wanting a beautiful holiday without the tourist traps should instead ... The capital Nuuk is the perfect spot to explore the fjords and go whale ...