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Greenland: The Final Frontier

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By Christine Kiely

September 28, 2012

On an average summer, about half of the ice cover of Greenland thaws at its surface. This July, 97% of the surface ice of Greenland melted.

The first days of autumn are often a time to reflect on the fruits of summer, and these recent events in Greenland require nothing less.

China, which currently controls 90% of the world’s rare earth metals, reported in June that it is serious about acquiring new deposits, and is looking to Greenland.

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Tagged with: mining, climate change, rare earths, greenland


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