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The World Wants Greenland’s Minerals, but Greenlanders Are Wary


The island has rare elements needed for electric cars and wind turbines. But protesters are blocking one project, signaling that mining companies must tread carefully.Oct. 1, 2021NARSAQ, Greenland — This huge, remote and barely habited island is known for frozen landscapes, remote fjords and glaciers that heave giant sheets of ice into the sea.But increasingly Greenland is known for something else: rare minerals. It’s all because of climate change and the world’s mad dash to accelerate the development of green technology.As global warming melts the ice that covers 80 percent of the island, it has spurred demand for …

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