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A new assessment of climate change in the Arctic shows the ice — including in Greenland (pictured) — is melting faster than previously thought and sharply raises projections of rising global sea levels this century. (Associated Press)

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*FILE** A Greenlandic Inuit hunter and fisherman steers his boat past a melting iceberg, along a fjord leading away from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet, near Nuuk, Greenland, on July 26, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A Greenlandic Inuit hunter and fisherman steers his boat past a melting iceberg, along a fjord leading away from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet, near Nuuk, Greenland, on July 26, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Among those attending was Richard Swanson of Mead, Neb., a Coast Guard storekeeper when he helped to rescue some of the men from the sinking Army troopship Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943, off the coast of Greenland. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman Jr. campaigns Thursday in Greenland, N.H. The former Utah governor said he'd boycott Nevada's caucuses if they try to upstage New Hampshire's primary. (Associated Press)

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Greenpeace International global chief Kumi Naidoo (left) and an unidentified acquaintance make their view known on a boat near an oil rig in the Davis Strait, off Greenland's west coast, on Friday. Greenpeace said Mr. Naidoo was making a third attempt to stop a Scottish oil company from deep-water drilling in Arctic waters. (Associated Press)

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Greenpeace activists secure an arctic survival pod on the underside of the Leiv Eiriksson oil rig off Greenland's coast on Sunday, May 29, 2011, in an attempt to stop a Scottish oil company from starting deepwater drilling in the arctic waters. (AP Photo/Greenpeace, Steve Morgan)

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A new assessment of climate change in the Arctic shows the ice — including in Greenland (pictured) — is melting faster than previously thought and sharply raises projections of rising global sea levels this century. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this photo from July 19, 2007, an iceberg is seen off Ammassalik Island in Eastern Greenland. The Arctic is a thermostat against overheating and a barometer of change, but now its own protective ozone layer that keeps out damaging ultraviolet radiation has thinned to record levels, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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A Peregrine falcon perches on a cliff in Greenland. Researchers from the Peregrine Fund are examining the birds as they migrate through southern Texas for any potentially harmful effects from BP's April 20 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (Associated Press)