Greenland is a vast island adorned in an ice sheet that’s three times the size of Texas, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
Although Greenland’s ice sheet has withstood the test of time over the last 2.7 million years, its increase in surface melt over the last few years is rapidly chipping away at the island’s 656,000 square mile blanket of ice.
What lies beneath the ice, and what lies in our future if these trends continue, is a future that is far from green (for us, at least).
Birds native to Hawaii are flocking to one of the largest, ongoing reforestation efforts at the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, according to the study recently published in Restoration Ecology.
Climate change is happening all around the globe, right before our very eyes, whether you believe it’s all just a hoax or not. It is the devil’s advocate of natural disasters, as well as unstable and unpredictable weather patterns. Experts are referring to it as one of the greatest threats to humanity, even though we practically put ourselves in this position.
After 35 days, the partial shutdown of the U.S. government draws to a temporary close. Meanwhile, a 14 year old in Arizona exposes a major security threat through a FaceTime glitch, SweetHearts will have to settle for a substitute, and both sides of the globe are facing extreme weather conditions.