Greenland

Global Scan

Greenland's snow is getting darker, and that's bad for you and me

Greenland is home to a huge chunk of the Earth's frozen water. And every winter that ice is covered with snow, usually white snow that reflects sunlight back into space. But new information suggests that pollution and a warming climate are making that snow much darker — and consequently making it melt much faster. That story and more in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

Narwhal oceanographers

We're looking for a bay that lies between Greenland and Canada. Scientists there have been monitoring ocean temperatures: they're looking into how quickly the region's climate is changing and they're enlisting what they call 'biological oceanographers'

Global Scan

Greenland's snow is getting darker, and that's bad for you and me

Greenland is home to a huge chunk of the Earth's frozen water. And every winter that ice is covered with snow, usually white snow that reflects sunlight back into space. But new information suggests that pollution and a warming climate are making that snow much darker — and consequently making it melt much faster. That story and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Self-rule vote in Greenland

Greenland is an autonomous territory of Denmark. But today Greenlanders voted on whether to increase self-rule on the world's biggest island. Host Ken Bader speaks with journalist Karsten Sommer in Greenland's capital Nuuk.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is northern Greenland, where linguistic anthropologist Stephen Pax Leonard is going to live with a local community under threat from global warming and document their traditions and language. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with them.

Science, Tech & Environment

Narwhal oceanographers

We're looking for a bay that lies between Greenland and Canada. Scientists there have been monitoring ocean temperatures: they're looking into how quickly the region's climate is changing and they're enlisting what they call 'biological oceanographers'

Global Scan

Greenland's snow is getting darker, and that's bad for you and me

Greenland is home to a huge chunk of the Earth's frozen water. And every winter that ice is covered with snow, usually white snow that reflects sunlight back into space. But new information suggests that pollution and a warming climate are making that snow much darker — and consequently making it melt much faster. That story and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Self-rule vote in Greenland

Greenland is an autonomous territory of Denmark. But today Greenlanders voted on whether to increase self-rule on the world's biggest island. Host Ken Bader speaks with journalist Karsten Sommer in Greenland's capital Nuuk.