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Massive wildfire blazing in Greenland

Massive wildfire blazing in Greenland

Scientists have spotted a massive wildfire raging across western Greenland, a region better known for thick ice and snow, NASA’s Earth Observatory confirmed.

Using satellite images, scientists spotted a “sizable fire” raging nearly 90 miles or 150 km northeast of the town of Sisimiut. It was first spotted on 31st of July.

3.7-billion-year-old fossils found in Greenland act as oldest physical evidence of life on earth

3.7-billion-year-old fossils found in Greenland act as oldest physical evidence of life on earth

Fossils dating back 3.7 billion years and termed as the oldest physical evidence on earth have been discovered in Greenland. If the findings turn out to be true then they would act as a treasure trove providing vital information on ancient living organisms as well clues about similar sings of possible ancient life forms on planet Mars.

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3.7-billion-year-old remnants of microbial mats claimed to be oldest fossils ever seen

3.7-billion-year-old remnants of microbial mats claimed to be oldest fossils ever seen

A journal Nature-published research paper has unveiled about the discovery of 3.7-billion-years-old fossils, the remnants of microbial mats, claimed to be the oldest fossils ever found. If the findings are confirmed then the established fossil record would be pushed over 200 million years deeper into earth’s early history.

Another thing that would be provided with the confirmation is life appeared soon after earth formed. A team of Australian geologists has made the discovery in July 2012 while carrying out field research in Isua, a remote place in Greenland.

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Spending life in cold northern waters could be reason behind Greenland sharks’ unusual longevity

Spending life in cold northern waters could be reason behind Greenland sharks’ unusual longevity

A journal Science-published research paper has unveiled that Greenland sharks can live longer than any other known animal with a backbone. Greenland sharks grow very slowly, less than a centimeter per year therefore they are considered to be quite ancient.

Julius Nielsen, at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, said that they were having an idea that sharks might be quite old. But without a doubt it was a big surprise for them to know that it was the oldest vertebrate animal.

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Greenland's Massive Ice Sheet under Higher Threat from Climate Change Than Previously Thought

Greenland's Massive Ice Sheet under Higher Threat from Climate Change Than Previously Thought

Researchers, through a newly conducted study, have found that the melting of Greenland's massive ice sheet is facing more dangers from the climate change than previously thought, and the situation may worsen with time. Rising temperature due to global warming is the major factor behind the melting of the ice sheet, said the researchers.

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Researchers Develop ‘Nano-Reactor’ That Can Produce Hydrogen Fuel

Researchers Develop ‘Nano-Reactor’ That Can Produce Hydrogen Fuel

Researchers, through a newly conducted study, have found that the melting of Greenland's massive ice sheet is facing more dangers from the climate change than previously thought, and the situation may worsen with time. Rising temperature due to global warming is the major factor behind the melting of the ice sheet, said the researchers.

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Climate Change: Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet has doubled

Climate Change: Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet has doubled

The Greenland Ice Sheet is shrinking at a high rate, according to a new study. The vast body of ice has lost approximately 9,013 gigatonnes ice in last 110 years and the shrinking rate is increasing rapidly, it added.

The study published in the journal Nature also suggested that from 2003 to 2010, ice from the Greenland Ice Sheet has been removed at a rate over twice the rate during the entire 20th century.

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Greenland's disappearing lakes a mystery

Greenland's disappearing lakes a mystery

Two lakes in Greenland were drained of billions of gallons of water and this has become a mystery for scientists. A mile-wide crater was left in one lake after it was drained in a span of a few weeks.

The findings have been published separately for each lake in the journals 'Nature' and 'The Cryosphere'. According to Ian Howat, a professor at Ohio State University, who studied the lake that left behind a mile-wide crater, the findings of the study were 'catastrophic'.

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