The Northern Lights over the town of Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland — about 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Rebecca Hersher/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

In The Arctic Circle, The Sun Will Come Up After 58 Tomorrows

The people in a tiny town in Greenland manage to stay (reasonably) happy even without the sun. But they're sure glad to have it back.

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A new study suggests the Greenland Ice Sheet did not fully melt during previous periods of global warming — and that it preserved a tundra beneath it. Joshua Brown/ University of Vermont hide caption

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Workers stand inside the gold mine in Greenland's Nulanaq mountain in 2009. The Danish territory's underground wealth was at the forefront of elections in March. Now, Greenland faces another dilemma: whether to end a zero-tolerance policy on uranium extraction. Adrian Joachim/AP hide caption

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