Retreating ice reveals huge riches in Greenland

Business Insider has the story about Greenland and global warming, which is peeling back thick ice and uncovering vast mineral wealth:

Latest satellite data reveal that 97% of the surface of the Greenland ice sheet underwent surface melting over four exceptionally warm days in July, indicating natural resources will become more available for extraction in the coming decades.

The potential gold rush is being welcomed by some in Greenland, but has raised fears of environmental damage, pollution and despoliation across the Arctic that could destroy one of the world's last wildernesses.

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Image showing extent of surface melt over Greenland's ice sheet