Greenland stopped oil exploration citing cost and climate concerns

Enviroment 07/17/21, 18:58

Greenland's government has decided to stop all oil exploration off the world's largest island, describing the decision as "a natural step" since the Arctic government "takes the climate crisis seriously."“The Greenlandic government believes that the price of oil extraction is too high. This is based upon economic calculations, but considerations ...

Trump administration to reopen U.S. consulate in Greenland

Politics 08/24/19, 07:20

The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. Consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades after exchanges on Friday, Aug. 23, between the president and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. Conversations ended well after a back-and-forth between the two leaders this week over President Trump's suggestion to buy ...

President Trump: Greenland ‘a large real estate deal’?

U.S. 08/19/19, 18:37

President Donald Trump said the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark cropped up during talks within his administration. “I don't know. It got released somehow. It's just something we talked about,” said President Trump. He compared the possibility of a purchase as "a large real estate deal" and stated that it ...

Greenland deserves the attention Trump is giving it

Opinion 08/18/19, 13:04

The recent media reports that President Donald Trump is interested in purchasing Greenland for the United States has brought the unlikely country into the world’s headlines. Taking advantage of the limelight, Greenland’s government tweeted, “We’re open for business, not for sale.” Buying options aside, this newfound attention—however short-lived—can only be positive for Greenland. Greenland is ...

Why would President Trump be interested in buying Greenland?

U.S. 08/17/19, 10:53

President Donald Trump talked about the strategic convenience of buying Greenland, the world's largest island, and geographically considered part of the North American continent. According to a Wall Street Journal, the president mentioned several times his interest in buying this territory given its "abundant resources and geopolitical importance." The information mentioned ...

President Trump eyes possibility to buy Greenland for US – reports

U.S. 08/16/19, 05:37

President Donald Trump is considering the possibility of acquiring Denmark’s Greenland for the United States. The Associated Press, citing a White House adviser, confirmed on Thursday, Aug. 15, that President Trump had discussed with his aides the purchase. The confirmation comes after The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Thursday that two ...

Pompeo skips visit to Greenland amid new tensions with Iran

Politics 05/08/19, 23:17

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran. Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe on Thursday with a stop in Greenland aimed at promoting the Trump administration's Arctic policies. Those policies ...

Big U-turn: Key melting Greenland glacier is growing again

Science 03/25/19, 11:52

A new NASA study finds a major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again.The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) and thinning nearly 130 feet (almost 40 meters) annually. But the study says ...

Climate change is more extensive and worse than once thought

Health 11/29/18, 12:17

Climate scientists missed a lot about a quarter century ago when they predicted how bad global warming would be.They missed how bad wildfires, droughts, downpours and hurricanes would get. They missed how much ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland would melt and contribute to sea level rise. They missed ...

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