Contaminants that have emerged as a result of human activity continue to reach even the most remote parts of the world, with scientists recently finding decades old nanoplastics in the north and south pole.
Greenland, the world's largest island, is a semi-autonomous Danish territory between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans that has 82% of its surface covered in ice.
There was slightly less warming in many measurements than a record hot 2016, but scientists remain concerned because the far northern region is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe.
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