• Melting ice in Greenland could expose toxic Cold War nuclear waste

    A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland is at risk of leaking nuclear waste, as rising temperatures cause ice in the region to melt, according to a recent study published in the journal “Geophysical Research Letters”. The secret US army base was built in 1959 and then abandoned eight years later. The nuclear reactor was removed but radioactive waste with a mass equivalent to 30 Airbus A320 planes was left on site, buried under snow and ice. The study warns that by 2090, the amount of ice melting may no longer be offset by snowfall, meaning toxic chemicals could start leaking into the environment. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.co...

    published: 28 Sep 2016
  • Waste Management in Greenland

    A new film produced on behalf of the European Environment Agency explores some of the challenges of collecting, sorting and disposing of waste, including hazardous waste in Greenland

    published: 03 Jul 2012
  • Melting Ice Sheet Expected To Unearth Waste From Buried Secret Military Base

    According to a recent study, toxic waste left buried at a U.S. military camp in Greenland could emerge due to climate change and contaminate the environment. Back in 1959, the US built Camp Century, a clandestine testing site in Greenland, but abandoned the military base less than a decade later.  While personnel removed big items, like the nuclear reactor chamber, the waste was left behind under the assumption it would simply disappear beneath the cover of ever-falling snow. According to a recent study led by William Colgan of Toronto’s York University, the situation may not play out as predicted.  Should climate change trigger the melting the ice sheet, the waste, which includes radioactive materials and sewage, could become exposed and enter the environment.  At t...

    published: 04 Aug 2016
  • The Dump – growing mountains of waste in Greenland

    The Dump, 2012, 26 minutes. Photo: Finn Larsen. Editing: Jeanette Land Schou. Music: Jens Hendriksen. The film shows the situation on 18 different dumps in Greenland. The information texts that appear in some scenes is in English in this version of the film.

    published: 14 Dec 2016
  • Left without cleanup: Abandoned US military base pollutes Greenland with 10,000 barrels of fuel

    A stunningly picturesque arctic landscape in Greenland has been blemished with over 10,000 fuel-filled barrels and piles of rusty remnants from a former US WWII military base abandoned 70 years ago. READ MORE: RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

    published: 02 Oct 2016
  • Polar bear hunting in Greenland (Whale, reindeer, seal hunting explored) | Sorelle Amore

    MY LAST VIDEO: https://youtu.be/eD5okbclPco Here are some facts about polar bears and whale meat in Greenland, as well as some chat about fur and other things there are huge misconceptions about about Greenland. I will admit I also didn't know much about this place before I came but it was all about hearing the stories from the local people that live this lifestyle every day. Firstly...it's SUPER cool how many people care about animals these days. It's amazing to see how much we've grown to acknowledge animals need to be respected, however, sometimes it's not a cookie cutter approach for every situation. If you'd like to be informed of some crucial facts about Greenland and WHY they do what they do there...please read on. Here are the facts: Polar bears aren't hunted for fun. Only ...

    published: 14 Dec 2016
  • Global Warming May Reveal a Secret Nuclear Base | HowStuffWorks NOW

    Global warming is poised to reveal a secret in Greenland that the United States would prefer to stay buried. MUSIC: ‘Mells Parade’ by Broke for Free VIDEO CLIPS: The U.S. Armys Top Secret Arctic City Under the Ice! Camp Century Restored Classified Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ujx_pND9wg Arial view of Greenland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3shOOfzvAc The Hidden Meltdown of Greenland 2015 NASA ScienceCasts; Ice Sheet Melting from Global Warming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkxjyZmdJgg TimeLapse: Watch 27 Years of Old Arctic Ice Melt Away in Seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZovcCxftAY Volcanic Eruption in Iceland - Rare Footage (HD 720p) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgcMc92CYIE SOURCES: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/27/receding-icecap-top-secret-us-n...

    published: 29 Sep 2016
  • Ocean disposal of radioactive waste

    From 1946 through 1993, thirteen countries (fourteen, if the USSR and Russia are considered separately) used ocean disposal or ocean dumping as a method to dispose of nuclear/radioactive waste. The waste materials included both liquids and solids housed in various containers, as well as reactor vessels, with and without spent or damaged nuclear fuel. Since 1993, ocean disposal has been banned by international treaties. (London Convention (1972), Basel Convention, MARPOL 73/78) However, according to the United Nations, some companies have been dumping radioactive waste and other hazardous materials into the coastal waters of Somalia, taking advantage of the fact that the country had no functioning government from the early 1990s onwards. According to one official at the United Nations, thi...

    published: 23 Jan 2014
  • 10 Bizarre Discoveries in the Arctic

    10 discoveries from ice so pink it's called watermelon ice to an actually mammoth found preserved in ice found by archaeologists! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Northwest Passage Wreckage In the 1840’s British explorer,John Franklin, and his crew were hoping to find a successful route to Asia from Europe by going through what’s known as the Northwest Passage. Some didn’t realize how doomed the expedition led by the two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror was from the beginning. The two ships had enough food and supplies to last them for seven years. They were last spotted at that time by a whaling boat in the Baffin Bay and continued to sail westward. The crew was forced to abandon their ships after they were most likely rendered immobile from the passage containing too muc...

    published: 07 Nov 2016
  • Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

    A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have said. The US army engineering corps excavated Camp Century in 1959 around 200km (124 miles) from the coast of Greenland, which was then a county of Denmark. Powered, remarkably, by the world’s first mobile nuclear generator and known as “the city under the ice”, the camp’s three-kilometre network of tunnels, eight metres beneath the ice, housed laboratories, a shop, a hospital, a cinema, a chapel and accommodation for as many as 200 soldiers.Its personnel were officially stationed there to test Arctic construction methods and carry out research. Scientists bas...

    published: 28 Sep 2016
  • Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 1/3)

    Vice sails to the North Pacific Gyre, collecting point for all of the ocean's flotsam and home of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: a mythical, Texas-sized island made entirely of our trash. ** Come aboard as we take a cruise to the Northern Gyre in the Pacific Ocean, a spot where currents spin and cycle, churning up tons of plastic into a giant pool of chemical soup, flecked with bits and whole chunks of refuse that cannot biodegrade. Hosted by Thomas Morton | Originally aired in 2008 on http://VICE.com Follow Thomas on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Babyballs69 Check out more great documentaries here! http://bit.ly/VICE-Documentaries Watch the rest here! Part 1/3: http://bit.ly/Garbage-Island-1 Part 2/3: http://bit.ly/Garbage-Island-2 Part 3/3: http://bit.ly/Garbage-Island-3 Subscrib...

    published: 06 Sep 2012
  • albedo_experiments

    The experiments shown here demonstrate the so-called "albedo effect" associated with snow and ice cover. The reflectivity or "Albedo" of a substance is a quantity describing the percentage of the sun's energy that a substance reflects. Snow and ice are some of the most reflective substances on the surface of the Earth. Albedo is important for the Earth's climate because it directly affects the amount of solar energy absorbed by the Earth. The sun is the source of almost all the energy that the planet Earth receives, but some of this energy is reflected back into space by the Earth's surface, its atmosphere, and its clouds. Light colored surfaces reflect more solar energy than dark colored surfaces, so that if the Earth were to be covered by a black material and had no clouds, it woul...

    published: 23 Jan 2013
  • Greenland

    Sen. Santorum is leading the fight to make America less dependent on foreign oil by helping build America's first waste-coal-to-liquid-fuel plant -- right here in Pennsylvania.

    published: 19 Jul 2006
  • Greenland

    Hey guys, this is my first video, and it's a song written by me. I'll be uploading my own songs and covers now and then. Hope you like them:) Q Lyrics Verse 1: I used to think whatever This isn't home and I'll just leave sooner or later All that I can remember Is how our freedom doesn't mean anything here They say that we can't waste time Looking back in our journey We have to carry on But when I feel the breeze coming from coast I know that I was wrong Chorus: I never thought that I would be missing This small Greenland holding dreams that we were chasing And now I know There will never be another place like this Where we look up and see the sky and ocean kissing And I can't say goodbye Verse 2: Those white and yellow buildings They stand there so peacefully Saying welcome home Why...

    published: 06 Nov 2015
  • Selected Originals - Greenland Expedition (1951)

    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Appointment in Greenland" - 51/72. Material for Newsreel story - extra shots. Similar material to newsreel story - Some extra shots. GV Aerial, coast of England. SV Sunderland flying boat taxiing. CU Nose of aircraft taxiing. SV One of aircraft relief crew talking to one of expedition. GV Aerial, ice and snow. GV Boat at sea. (2 shots). SV Baby huskies. SV Icy mountains. GV Icelandic town. SV Coastline of Iceland. SV Expeditioner's tent. SV Cedric Baynes taking photographs. GV From aircraft coastline. LV Expedition making way to coast. SV Expedition making way to coast, and stepping into dinghy. SV Expedition leaving tent. SV One of Expedition. SV Icy mountains. CU Member of crew looking through binocular...

    published: 13 Apr 2014
  • Greenland's melting ice reveals U.S. toxic waste

    published: 29 Sep 2016
Melting ice in Greenland could expose toxic Cold War nuclear waste

Melting ice in Greenland could expose toxic Cold War nuclear waste

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A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland is at risk of leaking nuclear waste, as rising temperatures cause ice in the region to melt, according to a recent study published in the journal “Geophysical Research Letters”. The secret US army base was built in 1959 and then abandoned eight years later. The nuclear reactor was removed but radioactive waste with a mass equivalent to 30 Airbus A320 planes was left on site, buried under snow and ice. The study warns that by 2090, the amount of ice melting may no longer be offset by snowfall, meaning toxic chemicals could start leaking into the environment. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Waste Management in Greenland

Waste Management in Greenland

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A new film produced on behalf of the European Environment Agency explores some of the challenges of collecting, sorting and disposing of waste, including hazardous waste in Greenland
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Melting Ice Sheet Expected To Unearth Waste From Buried Secret Military Base

Melting Ice Sheet Expected To Unearth Waste From Buried Secret Military Base

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According to a recent study, toxic waste left buried at a U.S. military camp in Greenland could emerge due to climate change and contaminate the environment. Back in 1959, the US built Camp Century, a clandestine testing site in Greenland, but abandoned the military base less than a decade later.  While personnel removed big items, like the nuclear reactor chamber, the waste was left behind under the assumption it would simply disappear beneath the cover of ever-falling snow. According to a recent study led by William Colgan of Toronto’s York University, the situation may not play out as predicted.  Should climate change trigger the melting the ice sheet, the waste, which includes radioactive materials and sewage, could become exposed and enter the environment.  At this time, the contaminants remain well buried, but, based on the research team’s models of multiple scenarios, the protective layers could begin to deteriorate as early as 2090.  While Colgan doesn’t believe removing the waste immediately is necessary, he and his fellow researchers do point out international protocols for such an endeavor are currently lacking.
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The Dump – growing mountains of waste in Greenland

The Dump – growing mountains of waste in Greenland

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The Dump, 2012, 26 minutes. Photo: Finn Larsen. Editing: Jeanette Land Schou. Music: Jens Hendriksen. The film shows the situation on 18 different dumps in Greenland. The information texts that appear in some scenes is in English in this version of the film.
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Left without cleanup: Abandoned US military base pollutes Greenland with 10,000 barrels of fuel

Left without cleanup: Abandoned US military base pollutes Greenland with 10,000 barrels of fuel

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A stunningly picturesque arctic landscape in Greenland has been blemished with over 10,000 fuel-filled barrels and piles of rusty remnants from a former US WWII military base abandoned 70 years ago. READ MORE: RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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Polar bear hunting in Greenland (Whale, reindeer, seal hunting explored) | Sorelle Amore

Polar bear hunting in Greenland (Whale, reindeer, seal hunting explored) | Sorelle Amore

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MY LAST VIDEO: https://youtu.be/eD5okbclPco Here are some facts about polar bears and whale meat in Greenland, as well as some chat about fur and other things there are huge misconceptions about about Greenland. I will admit I also didn't know much about this place before I came but it was all about hearing the stories from the local people that live this lifestyle every day. Firstly...it's SUPER cool how many people care about animals these days. It's amazing to see how much we've grown to acknowledge animals need to be respected, however, sometimes it's not a cookie cutter approach for every situation. If you'd like to be informed of some crucial facts about Greenland and WHY they do what they do there...please read on. Here are the facts: Polar bears aren't hunted for fun. Only when they come close to a city that will cause danger to humans will they be shot - and only through specific authorities. Sometimes they try to steer the polar bear away, but usually you can't because once a polar bear knows food is around, it will keep coming back. Then the entire animal is used. That is why the fur is also used, because the other option is to throw it away, and how is that respecting the animal? Seal - There are 57,000 people that live in Greenland and around 17 million seals, meaning even during the best seal hunting season in Greenland, only 1% of seals were hunted. And again, the entire animal is used. Oh and no...they don't club the seals here. That is a huge myth. Reindeer - same thing - too many of them. If you don't try to control the population of these animals, they will eat all their food (fish for seals and special plants for the reindeer) and they will literally starve to death in the coming years. There is a mass over population of these animals which is a threat to their own survival. The locals are more connected to animals and nature than almost any other place on earth. They take what they need and they treat their animals with respect. Always. Greenland has to rely on animals for survival. Period. And I doubt a vegan or a vegetarian would come to Greenland and if they were forced to live here, would chose to starve to death rather than start eating, say fish. Whale fishing - very strict controls around whale fishing in Greenland. It's only done for food and with a tiny population of just 57,000 and a whale being able to feed a mass amount of people, only a very small amount of whales can be killed - especially in remote areas of Greenland, having boats that are equipped to carry back the whale sometimes aren't available, so it's only the 'bigger' cities - where the population might be 4,000 people. In terms of using alternative methods to animal products: Greenlanders don't have the same access to the synthetic fibers or alternative food options due to shipping, cost and synthetic fibers are actually much more damaging to the overall health of the planet than natural fibers. There is the problem of getting fresh fruits and vegetables quickly to some of the most remote areas of the world. Of course canned food is ok as well, but then you're looking at the waste created through creating aluminum to can the foods and then the pollution in trying to dispose of the packaging. And then the price of these shipped foods as well - people wouldn't be able to afford it. Another issue. And transporting these foods is pretty damaging to the earth as well, vs a family killing one seal that they carried home in their sled (no pollution) that will feed the family for a month or two. I hope you have actually read this and informed yourself of the lifestyle that Greenlanders live because of isolation. If you're still offended, great! Start working on combating the horrific torture of animals at your local butcher where the animals are born into captivity, fed hormones that will make them tastier, and then end up on your plate. I believe that's a much more severe issue that we need to deal with right now. Lots of love to you always. Sorelle... COME JOIN MY ICELANDIC HOUSE! INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/sorelleamore TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/sorelleamore FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/sorelleamore WEBSITE: http://www.sorelleamore.com
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Global Warming May Reveal a Secret Nuclear Base | HowStuffWorks NOW

Global Warming May Reveal a Secret Nuclear Base | HowStuffWorks NOW

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Global warming is poised to reveal a secret in Greenland that the United States would prefer to stay buried. MUSIC: ‘Mells Parade’ by Broke for Free VIDEO CLIPS: The U.S. Armys Top Secret Arctic City Under the Ice! Camp Century Restored Classified Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ujx_pND9wg Arial view of Greenland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3shOOfzvAc The Hidden Meltdown of Greenland 2015 NASA ScienceCasts; Ice Sheet Melting from Global Warming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkxjyZmdJgg TimeLapse: Watch 27 Years of Old Arctic Ice Melt Away in Seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZovcCxftAY Volcanic Eruption in Iceland - Rare Footage (HD 720p) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgcMc92CYIE SOURCES: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/27/receding-icecap-top-secret-us-nuclear-project-greenland-camp-century-project-iceworm http://www.businessinsider.com/project-iceworm-toxic-nuclear-waste-2016-8 http://www.defensetech.org/2012/04/06/inside-the-armys-secret-cold-war-ice-base/ Global Warming May Reveal a Secret Nuclear Base | HowStuffWorks NOW https://youtu.be/Dm1E5l2C9OQ
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Ocean disposal of radioactive waste

Ocean disposal of radioactive waste

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From 1946 through 1993, thirteen countries (fourteen, if the USSR and Russia are considered separately) used ocean disposal or ocean dumping as a method to dispose of nuclear/radioactive waste. The waste materials included both liquids and solids housed in various containers, as well as reactor vessels, with and without spent or damaged nuclear fuel. Since 1993, ocean disposal has been banned by international treaties. (London Convention (1972), Basel Convention, MARPOL 73/78) However, according to the United Nations, some companies have been dumping radioactive waste and other hazardous materials into the coastal waters of Somalia, taking advantage of the fact that the country had no functioning government from the early 1990s onwards. According to one official at the United Nations, this caused health problems for locals in the coastal region and posed a significant danger to Somalia's fishing industry and local marine life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_disposal_of_radioactive_waste
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10 Bizarre Discoveries in the Arctic

10 Bizarre Discoveries in the Arctic

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10 discoveries from ice so pink it's called watermelon ice to an actually mammoth found preserved in ice found by archaeologists! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Northwest Passage Wreckage In the 1840’s British explorer,John Franklin, and his crew were hoping to find a successful route to Asia from Europe by going through what’s known as the Northwest Passage. Some didn’t realize how doomed the expedition led by the two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror was from the beginning. The two ships had enough food and supplies to last them for seven years. They were last spotted at that time by a whaling boat in the Baffin Bay and continued to sail westward. The crew was forced to abandon their ships after they were most likely rendered immobile from the passage containing too much ice. Canadian divers found this bell in 2014, risked getting hypothermia and dived into to the frigid waters to salvage reminisce of the lost boats. 4. Watermelon Ice Pink snow is known to happen at high altitudes in places like the Himalayas and northern latitudes. But what on earth is it! The Arctic was originally described by the British explorer John Ross in the early 1800’s. There’s seems be an unprecedented amount of this mysterious snow in the Arctic in recent years. Originally it was believed that it was a chemical reaction from meteoric iron deposits but recent studies prove otherwise. Biologists now came to the conclusion that the watermelon ice is actually from a chemical reaction with a species of algae that loves cold weather. In its original form, it’s actually green but as it begins to absorb UV rays it turns into the reddish color you see in this photo. The strange algae is actually beginning to bloom and some claim this could be the reason the ice caps are melting at a faster rate. 3. Zeleny Yar Necropolis Remarkably preserved mummies were discovered near the edge of the siberian arctic circle at a notorious necropolis known as Zeleny Yar. There were 34 graves that were dug up here by archaeologists but one thing still wasn’t clear. Who the heck were these people! 11 of the mummies had shattered or missing skulls. Some believe that the smashing of the skulls was an ancient ritual to ensure protection from mysterious spells. 5 of them were found bling out in copper jewelery and covered in elaborate reindeer, beaver, wolverine and bear furs! Artifacts that were buried include bronze bowls from persia, iron combat knives, silver medallions and bronze bird figurines. They certainly enjoyed a little luxury. So back to the question about who these people were! Scientists DNA samples came back inconclusive in may 2016, due to the damage of the bodies so it’s not clear what civilization they were from. All they seem to know is that they had ties to Persia. It could be a whole new civilization for all we know. 2. The Thames Vessel Nearly 140 years ago, a British vessel nicknamed “The Thames” after the river that runs through London mysteriously sank off the coast of Northern siberia. It was carrying a large cargo of graphite and sank in 1877. It’s final resting point remained undiscovered until 2016. The icy water waters and wild winds of Russia proved to be too strong for the vessel. The Northeast passage was the nickname for the tricky route in which the Thames was travelling and it’s never really proved to be a reliable way to go. Near a river in the village of Goroshikha, two Russian scientists actually found the shipwreck, or what was left of it. Using sonar and looking through old maps, they were able to come across these remains of the British ship. 1. Camp Century Nuclear Waste This discovery hasn’t happened yet but due to melting snow in Greenland, it seems to be in evitable and could expose some secrets the USA was trying to hide during the Cold War. A place known as Camp Century was basically an under snow city and complex nuke launching site with a vast tunnel network in Northwestern Greenland. The project was poorly planned and they found out that the glacier that it was build in, was moving much quicker than previously thought and the project was abandoned in 1967. This held all kinds of research facilities, a cinema, a hospital and a church. These were all powered by one thing: a nuclear reactor… Now due to melting of ice in Greenland, this former city under ice threatens to expose government secrets as well as let off extremely toxic pollutants into the Arctic Sea sometime in the year 2090. Scientists never thought the waste from the reactor would ever get out. This is a discovery that archaeologists really don’t want to discover any time soon and are hoping snowfall will increase in this area.
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Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

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A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have said. The US army engineering corps excavated Camp Century in 1959 around 200km (124 miles) from the coast of Greenland, which was then a county of Denmark. Powered, remarkably, by the world’s first mobile nuclear generator and known as “the city under the ice”, the camp’s three-kilometre network of tunnels, eight metres beneath the ice, housed laboratories, a shop, a hospital, a cinema, a chapel and accommodation for as many as 200 soldiers.Its personnel were officially stationed there to test Arctic construction methods and carry out research. Scientists based at the camp did, indeed, drill the first ice core samples ever used to study the earth’s climate, obtaining data still cited today, according to William Colgan, a climate and glacier scientist from the Lassonde school of engineering at Toronto’s York University, and the lead author of the study. In reality, the camp served as cover for something altogether different - a project so immense and so secret that not even the Danish government was informed of its existence. “They thought it would never be exposed,” said Colgan. “Back then, in the 60s, the term global warming had not even been coined. But the climate is changing, and the question now is whether what’s down there is going to stay down there.” The study suggests it is not. Project Iceworm, presented to the US chiefs of staff in 1960, aimed to use Camp Century’s frozen tunnels to test the feasibility of a huge launch site under the ice, close enough to fire nuclear missiles directly at the Soviet Union.At the height of the cold war, as the US and the USSR were engaged in a terrifying standoff over the deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba, the US army was considering the construction of a vast subterranean extension of Camp Century. A system of about 4,000 kilometres of icy underground tunnels and chambers extending over an area around three times the size of Denmark were to have housed 600 ballistic missiles in clusters six kilometres apart, trained on Moscow and its satellites. Eventually the engineers realised Iceworm would not work. The constantly moving ice was too unstable and would have deformed and perhaps even collapsed the tunnels. From 1964 Camp Century was used only intermittently, and three years later it was abandoned altogether, the departing soldiers taking the reaction chamber of the nuclear generator with them. They left the rest of the camp’s infrastructure – and its biological, chemical and radioactive waste – where it was, on the assumption it would be “preserved for eternity” by the perpetually accumulating snow and ice. Thus far their assumption has proven correct. Up to 12 metres deep at the time it was abandoned, the ice covering Camp Century has since thickened to around 35 metres and will continue to deepen for a while yet. Climate change, however, looks certain to reverse that process, Colgan and his six-strong team from Canadian, US and European universities said in their report, which was published last month in Geophysical Research Letters. Greenland’s temperatures broke new records this spring and summer, hitting 24C (75F) in the capital, Nuuk, in June – a figure that shocked meteorologists so much they had to recheck their measurements. Between 2003 and 2010, the ice that covers much of the island melted twice as fast as during the whole of the 20th century. This year it began melting a month earlier than usual. The researchers studied US army documents and drawings to work out how deep the camp and its waste – estimated to include 200,000 litres of diesel fuel, similar quantities of waste water and unknown amounts of radioactive coolant and toxic organic pollutants such as PCBs – were buried. Then they ran regional and global climate change simulations to work out how much longer they would remain interred. Based on the “business as usual” climate change scenario, Colgan said, snowfall would continue to be greater than ice melt for a few more decades. “But after that, melt will be greater than snow. Every year, another layer of ice will be removed. Our estimate is that by 2090, the exposure will be irreversible. It could happen sooner if the magnitude of climate change accelerates.” Once that starts to happen, the question of who is responsible for the clear-up – already the subject of discussion – will become more pressing, the report said, presenting “an entirely new form of political dispute resulting from climate change”. With no established agreement on the question, the report says the “multinational, multi-generational” problem posed by Camp Century and its waste could become a source of tension between the US, Greenland and Denmark. Denmark allowed the US to build C
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Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 1/3)

Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 1/3)

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Vice sails to the North Pacific Gyre, collecting point for all of the ocean's flotsam and home of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: a mythical, Texas-sized island made entirely of our trash. ** Come aboard as we take a cruise to the Northern Gyre in the Pacific Ocean, a spot where currents spin and cycle, churning up tons of plastic into a giant pool of chemical soup, flecked with bits and whole chunks of refuse that cannot biodegrade. Hosted by Thomas Morton | Originally aired in 2008 on http://VICE.com Follow Thomas on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Babyballs69 Check out more great documentaries here! http://bit.ly/VICE-Documentaries Watch the rest here! Part 1/3: http://bit.ly/Garbage-Island-1 Part 2/3: http://bit.ly/Garbage-Island-2 Part 3/3: http://bit.ly/Garbage-Island-3 Subscribe for new videos everyday: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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albedo_experiments

albedo_experiments

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The experiments shown here demonstrate the so-called "albedo effect" associated with snow and ice cover. The reflectivity or "Albedo" of a substance is a quantity describing the percentage of the sun's energy that a substance reflects. Snow and ice are some of the most reflective substances on the surface of the Earth. Albedo is important for the Earth's climate because it directly affects the amount of solar energy absorbed by the Earth. The sun is the source of almost all the energy that the planet Earth receives, but some of this energy is reflected back into space by the Earth's surface, its atmosphere, and its clouds. Light colored surfaces reflect more solar energy than dark colored surfaces, so that if the Earth were to be covered by a black material and had no clouds, it would be much warmer than it is today. In the coming centuries, the Earth is expected to warm in response to higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Higher temperatures lead to melting of snow and ice, and with less snow and ice, the Earth will be less reflective, will absorb more of the sun's energy, increasing temperatures beyond the changes that would be expected with carbon dioxide alone. This phenomenon is known as the "albedo feedback". Recent observations indicate that the Arctic is currently warming nearly twice as fast the rest of the planet, largely because of the albedo feedback. At small scales, albedo plays an important role in the rate at which snow and ice melt. Dust and soot blown onto ice or snow make the surface darker than it otherwise would be. Darker ice absorbs more of the sun's energy and melts faster. Over the Greenland Ice Sheet, where meltwater is expected to be a major contributor to future sea level rise, a collection of wind blown dust and bacterial waste known as "Cryoconite" collects in regions of exposed ice where there is frequent melting. As more high albedo snow melts every year, more and more lower albedo ice covered with cryoconite is exposed. Because the darker ice melts faster, this process leads to accelerated melting. In the controlled experiments shown here, two blocks of melting ice are exposed to intense illumination from lamps, simulating the sun's energy. The two blocks are illuminated equally, and are subject to approximately the same temperature. The only difference between the blocks is that one block has been colored or covered with dark material, in one case Cryoconite collected from the Greenland Ice Sheet. Darker colored blocks inevitably melt more rapidly than lighter colored blocks, showing how powerful the albedo effect can be.
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Greenland

Greenland

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Sen. Santorum is leading the fight to make America less dependent on foreign oil by helping build America's first waste-coal-to-liquid-fuel plant -- right here in Pennsylvania.
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Greenland

Greenland

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Hey guys, this is my first video, and it's a song written by me. I'll be uploading my own songs and covers now and then. Hope you like them:) Q Lyrics Verse 1: I used to think whatever This isn't home and I'll just leave sooner or later All that I can remember Is how our freedom doesn't mean anything here They say that we can't waste time Looking back in our journey We have to carry on But when I feel the breeze coming from coast I know that I was wrong Chorus: I never thought that I would be missing This small Greenland holding dreams that we were chasing And now I know There will never be another place like this Where we look up and see the sky and ocean kissing And I can't say goodbye Verse 2: Those white and yellow buildings They stand there so peacefully Saying welcome home Why did I never realise How beautiful they are looking in the sunshine They say that when you grow up You find it easier to get away and move on If they are right Then why do I still have the wish of holding on Bridge: And when I have to go I find it so difficult to get rid of the habits Of living on island Of taking in the sea when I breathe I never thought that I would be missing This Greenland Dreams we were chasing
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Selected Originals - Greenland Expedition (1951)

Selected Originals - Greenland Expedition (1951)

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Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Appointment in Greenland" - 51/72. Material for Newsreel story - extra shots. Similar material to newsreel story - Some extra shots. GV Aerial, coast of England. SV Sunderland flying boat taxiing. CU Nose of aircraft taxiing. SV One of aircraft relief crew talking to one of expedition. GV Aerial, ice and snow. GV Boat at sea. (2 shots). SV Baby huskies. SV Icy mountains. GV Icelandic town. SV Coastline of Iceland. SV Expeditioner's tent. SV Cedric Baynes taking photographs. GV From aircraft coastline. LV Expedition making way to coast. SV Expedition making way to coast, and stepping into dinghy. SV Expedition leaving tent. SV One of Expedition. SV Icy mountains. CU Member of crew looking through binoculars. GV Coastline. SV Engine and float of aircraft. SV Baynes taking pictures from aircraft. LV Towards, expedition making way to coast. SV Icy mountains. SV Expedition making way to coast, towards. GV Ice flows and coastline. GV Coastline across bay. CU Pilot of aircraft. GV Aircraft moored in Bay. GV Small Icelandic village on coast. GV Water. GV Icelandic airfield. GV Icelandic town. GV Town on coast in England. LV Pan, Sunderland aircraft taking off for expedition. SV Icelandic coast. GV Icy waste. SV Icy mountains. LV Cloud covered mountain. LV Members of crew walking down to aircraft. GV Icelandic town. CU Pan, members of expedition. CU Leader of expedition. SV Members of expedition. (2 shots) (Mute. Orig. Neg. & Lav.) FILM ID:1471.28 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/
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Greenland's melting ice reveals U.S. toxic waste

Greenland's melting ice reveals U.S. toxic waste

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