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In Denmark, bewilderment and anger over Trump’s canceled visit

On Wednesday, disbelief and condemnation echoed through the political landscape, as it began to sink in that Trump wasn’t kidding. “Please stop,” Martin Lidegaard, head of the foreign affairs committee in Parliament, wrote on Twitter.

Trump tweets promise on Greenland, here's how the internet reacted

In the tweet the US President said: “I promise not to do this to Greenland!” The tweet came a day after he admitted being" strategically" interested in purchasing the autonomous territory.


Donald Trump reportedly wants Greenland. Can you really buy a foreign territory that big?

Although the fact that buying Greenland — if it came to that — would require the approval of both Denmark and the people of Greenland, which seems almost impossible at the moment, the US has, in the past cast its eyes on the icy island.

'Open for business, not for sale': Greenland tells Donald Trump

According to reports, the US president had privately discussed the idea with his advisers in the White House. Trump is due to visit Copenhagen in September and the Arctic will be on the agenda during meetings with the prime ministers of Denmark and Greenland.

Trump tells staff to consider buying Greenland: report

The US president has repeatedly asked aides about buying the world's largest island, the Wall Street Journal reports. The real estate magnet is due to visit Greenland's current owner Denmark next month.

NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

Greenland contains enough ice to make world sea levels rise by 20 feet if it were all to melt. In a single day this month, it lost a record 13.7 billion tons (12.5 billion metric tons) by one estimate.


Video of ice melt in Greenland goes viral, prompting outpouring of concern

The current melting has been brought on by the arrival of the same warm air from North Africa and Spain that melted European cities and towns last week, setting national temperature records in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Britain.

Underwater glacial melting much faster than predicted: Study

While the study focused on one tidewater glacier, the new approach should be useful to researchers who study melting at other tidewater glaciers around the world, which would help to improve projections of global sea level rise.

A viral image from Greenland has got people talking about global warming

A photo about the warm weather in Greenland has sparked debate on global warming with many saying that there's no clearer sign of its impact.

Possible second impact crater under Greenland ice found: NASA

If the second crater is ultimately confirmed as the result of a meteorite impact, it will be the 22nd largest impact crater found on Earth, according to the findings published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.

Greenland residents grapple with global warming

As scientists study the threats posed by a warming climate, some of the immediate effects of climate change have been a double-edged sword for some in and around Tasiilaq.


In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

The March mission was part of NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, a five-year, $30 million effort aimed at improving sea level rise projections by understanding how warming oceans are melting ice sheets from below - the most ambitious research on the subject to date