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UK metal band play world's first gig on floating iceburg

UK metal band The Defiled have become the first band to play a gig on an iceberg, according to the organisers. The stunt was part of a series of

UK metal band The Defiled have become the first band to play a gig on an iceberg, according to the organisers. The stunt was part of a series of

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Northern Lights: watch live online Aurora Borealis footage for free

Tourists pay thousands of euros for a front row seat at one of nature’s most incredible spectacles – the Northern Lights. But from Saturday, August

Tourists pay thousands of euros for a front row seat at one of nature’s most incredible spectacles – the Northern Lights. But from Saturday, August

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Ban Ki-moon on Greenland climate visit

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Greenland on March 26 and 27, to get an up-close look at the consequences of climate change. Ban spent

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Greenland on March 26 and 27, to get an up-close look at the consequences of climate change. Ban spent

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Vast canyon discovered under Greenland ice

A vast and previously unmapped gorge, 800 metres deep, has been found under ice in Greenland. The canyon is 750 kilometres long and is said to be

A vast and previously unmapped gorge, 800 metres deep, has been found under ice in Greenland. The canyon is 750 kilometres long and is said to be

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Greenland votes to preserve natural resources and tax foreign miners

Greenland’s main opposition leader, who campaigned on a ticket of higher taxes for foreign mining companies, has gained the largest share of the

Greenland’s main opposition leader, who campaigned on a ticket of higher taxes for foreign mining companies, has gained the largest share of the

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Leaving no orphans behind

We all know that the outlook for orphans is often bleak. Life is also tough for children whose parents cannot look after them – for whatever reason

We all know that the outlook for orphans is often bleak. Life is also tough for children whose parents cannot look after them – for whatever reason

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Greenland's "unprecedented" ice melt

NASA has released images showing what it describes as an “unprecedented” melt of Greenland’s ice sheet during a four-day period this month. The space

NASA has released images showing what it describes as an “unprecedented” melt of Greenland’s ice sheet during a four-day period this month. The space

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City-sized iceberg breaks from Greenland glacier

An iceberg said to be twice the size of Manhattan has broken free from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. NASA satellite images have helped

An iceberg said to be twice the size of Manhattan has broken free from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. NASA satellite images have helped

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Greenland's water mystery

“Definitely, the glaciers in Greenland are retreating,” that’s the view of Bo Vinther, Glaciologist, Centre for Ice and Climate, University of

“Definitely, the glaciers in Greenland are retreating,” that’s the view of Bo Vinther, Glaciologist, Centre for Ice and Climate, University of

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World's Coolest Marathon

Forty athletes gathered at the North Pole to run a full marathon distance of 42.195 kms (26 miles 385 yards) in temperatures of -26 degrees Celsius.

Forty athletes gathered at the North Pole to run a full marathon distance of 42.195 kms (26 miles 385 yards) in temperatures of -26 degrees Celsius.

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Greenpeace members arrested

The boss of ecowarrior organisation Greenpeace and four leading activists have been arrested on a Greenland oil rig after protesting against Arctic

The boss of ecowarrior organisation Greenpeace and four leading activists have been arrested on a Greenland oil rig after protesting against Arctic

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Giant ice-sheet breaks from Greenland glacier

An iceberg almost four times times the size of Manhattan island has broken off the Petermann Glacier in Northern Greenland. Scientists are

An iceberg almost four times times the size of Manhattan island has broken off the Petermann Glacier in Northern Greenland. Scientists are

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The Big Thaw! New theory for why glaciers melt

Scientists studying East Greenland’s ice sheet have discovered that subtropical waters are flushing through the frozen region. Scientists from

Scientists studying East Greenland’s ice sheet have discovered that subtropical waters are flushing through the frozen region. Scientists from

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Greenland celebrates self rule

Greenland has introduced self-rule and moved a step closer towards independence from Denmark. The territory’s new status was celebrated yesterday

Greenland has introduced self-rule and moved a step closer towards independence from Denmark. The territory’s new status was celebrated yesterday

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Greenland officially granted self-rule

The Queen of Denmark has handed over a new law on self-rule to the head of Greenland’s parliament. The nation has today been celebrating what it has

The Queen of Denmark has handed over a new law on self-rule to the head of Greenland’s parliament. The nation has today been celebrating what it has

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Greenland celebrates Self Government Day

Greenland is celebrating what it has declared Self Government Day. The country has officially brought in self-rule, which many see as its latest step

Greenland is celebrating what it has declared Self Government Day. The country has officially brought in self-rule, which many see as its latest step

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Greenland celebrates Self Government Day

Greenland is celebrating what it has declared Self Government Day. The country has officially brought in self-rule, which many see as its latest step

Greenland is celebrating what it has declared Self Government Day. The country has officially brought in self-rule, which many see as its latest step

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Opposition wins Greenland's election

Greenland’s main opposition party has won a landslide victory in the island’s legislative elections.   The leftist Inuit or Eskimo Brotherhood party

Greenland’s main opposition party has won a landslide victory in the island’s legislative elections.   The leftist Inuit or Eskimo Brotherhood party

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Greenland looks to oil to fund life without Denmark

Greenlanders have overwhelmingly voted for heightened autonomy in a referendum that takes the Arctic island far down the road to complete

Greenlanders have overwhelmingly voted for heightened autonomy in a referendum that takes the Arctic island far down the road to complete

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Greenland votes to extend autonomy from Denmark

Official results show that more than 75 percent of people living in Greenland have voted “Yes” in a national referendum to extend their autonomy from

Official results show that more than 75 percent of people living in Greenland have voted “Yes” in a national referendum to extend their autonomy from

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Oil tipped to be Greenland's future

Greenland is the largest in the world: it is 2,600 kilometres long and covers an area of 2.2 million square kilometres. But 80 percent of the surface

Greenland is the largest in the world: it is 2,600 kilometres long and covers an area of 2.2 million square kilometres. But 80 percent of the surface

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Greenland weighs up independence

Voters in one of the world’s most northerly democracies have been taking taking a big decision today, as Greenland weighs up the pros and cons of

Voters in one of the world’s most northerly democracies have been taking taking a big decision today, as Greenland weighs up the pros and cons of

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Greenland votes on big step towards independence

People in Greenland are voting in a referendum on self-governance that would make it all but independent from Denmark. The vast Arctic land mass

People in Greenland are voting in a referendum on self-governance that would make it all but independent from Denmark. The vast Arctic land mass