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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Greenland was once home to bountiful plant and animal life

When we think about Greenland we don't often think about bountiful plant and animal life but scientists say that the northern region was a thriving ecosystem two million years ago.

Scientists have discovered the world's oldest DNA sequences in sediment from the ice age.

Greenland at one time was 10 to 17 degrees Celsius warmer than it is today.

While most of the animals that once donned the now Arctic landscape are still in existence today such as geese, hares, reindeer and lemmings, even the now-extinct mastodon once called the area home.


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