Greenland ‘ice tongue’ at risk of melting away — again

Paleoclimatologist Brendan Reilly and PhD student Anna Glueder collect rock and sediment samples near the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland. (Brendan Reilly/Oregon State University)

By Zack Fishman Medill Reports A 30-mile-long strip of sea ice in northwest Greenland, once thought to be a permanent structure, didn’t exist until 2,000 years ago, according to newly published research from researchers at Oregon State University. The findings suggest that some of the Arctic may melt more quickly in today’s warming climate than […]