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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.co...
Week 4, Lecture 8 for the online course "Global Environmental Management", taught by Henrik Bregnhøj and Steffen Foss Hansen. All rights belong to Coursera and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). For educational purposes only. Happy learning!
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...
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.
Increasing numbers of people from western, developed countries have joined the search for answers to life's big questions. The esoteric market has become more than a niche, it's booming. We accompany a shaman in Greenland leading a group on a quest for spiritual awakening. For more information and videos go to: http://www.dw.com/en/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
Read more: http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn13729-greenland-ice-lakes-drain-at-speed-of-niagara-falls.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=news2_head_dn13729 Researchers have been studying the melting of glaciers and ice sheets in Greenland . Although global warming is affecting the region, the runaway effect isn't as extreme as was feared.
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 ...
At the height of the Cold War, the US military devised a plan to position a top secret military base within the ice sheet of Greenland. Camp Century was carved from the ice, bearing a remarkable resemblance to the Rebel ice base from the film, "The Empire Strikes Back". Powered by a custom-built nuclear reactor, Camp Century would have provided an ideal strategic location for hidden nuclear missiles. But two years after construction, US planners had a troubling realization. Snow and ice move across the surface much faster than they had ever realized, spelling doom for the isolated, frozen base. | http://www.ahctv.com/what-history-forgot/ #WhatHistoryForgot Tuesdays at 10pm on AHC Subscribe to AHC: http://bit.ly/AHCSubscribe
The Students on Ice 2016 Arctic Expedition explored the western coast of Greenland between Kangerlussuaq and Ilulisat, observed the magnificent icefjord, explored by Zodiac icebergs while whales surfaced around them, engaged in important climate change discussions and more. This video speaks to the impact of the experience on the SOIArctic2016 youth.
Greenland is notorious for being one of the most untouched places on earth. An abandoned U.S. Air Force base with over 10,000 aviation fuel barrels mar the pristine landscape to this day. The US Air Force base, Bluie East Two, was abandoned in 1947 and everything was left behind: vehicles, asbestos laced structures, and well over 10,000 fuel barrels. Many of the barrels are still filled. The base remains an environmental problem which should be cleaned up. The "Army’s Environmental Restoration Program" is a program to clean up active and old bases. There have been discussions in the past regarding a clean up, but nothing has been done to date to remove the debris and fuel barrels. [The Air Force was a division under the US Army during WWII]
Dr. Laurence Smith and his team are on the ice in Greenland measuring how rapidly meltwaters are finding their way into the global ocean. The answers will help determine how rapidly, and how severely, cities and countries world wide are affected by sea level rise.
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...