Greenland

    • Party opposed to big mining project wins Greenland election

      Party opposed to big mining project wins Greenland election

      A left-wing party that opposes a large rare earth mining project in Greenland has become the biggest in parliament after securing more than a third of votes in a snap election on Tuesday, news wires reported. The Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) party got 37%, compared to 26% in the last election four years ago, overtaking the ruling social democratic Siumut party which secured 29% of votes, according to official results.

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    • Greenland ice cap melting already irreversible

      Greenland ice cap melting already irreversible

      The melting of Greenland's ice cap is now irreversible, with snowfall no longer able to compensate for the loss of ice even if global warming were to end today, researchers claim. “Greenland's glaciers have passed a tipping point, where the snowfall that replenishes the ice sheet each year cannot keep up with the ice that is flowing into the ocean from glaciers,” said a statement from Ohio State University.

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