EARTHWORKS

EARTHblog » Christine Kiely

Greenland: The Final Frontier

Christine Kiely's avatar
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.

Read more

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


On Twitter

Not-so-wild wilderness: Mining proposals threaten Cabinet Mountains streams, lakes and grizzlies spokesman.com/stories/2014/n… via @spokesmanreview
Australian scientists attacked for documenting massive methane releases from #natgas fields. Sound familiar?bit.ly/1xXsbQC #fracking

On Facebook