News Arctic & Greenland
Shrinking Arctic sea ice is increasingly linked to extreme weather events around the world.
It's a land known more for ice than fire, but a wildfire has flared up on Greenland's western edge.
Snowy conditions have stymied summer melt on Greenland this year, but the vast ice sheet is still losing ice.
With weeks left in the melt season, Arctic sea ice area is already below the annual low of the 1980s.
Rising background temperatures are conspiring to make Arctic winter warm waves more common and persistent.
Arctic melt season has begun in earnest with sea ice at its lowest June volume on record.
An uptick in clear, sunny summer skies is driving a jump in surface melt across the Greenland ice sheet.
The Sentinel-1 satellites are crucial to watching not just the Larsen C rift but changes at both poles.