Searching for Life in Greenland's Icy Interior

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A northern wheatear.

Greenland's inland ice is not as devoid of life as one might think, but it's still a hard existence even for native species, such as this adult female northern wheatear. Richard Harris, NPR hide caption

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Greenland's interior is a solid sheet of ice — hundreds of miles of frozen terrain that is seemingly inhospitable for life. But when NPR's Richard Harris traveled dozens of miles inland on the ice sheet, he discovered that it's not as lifeless as you would expect.

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