As ice melts, Greenland could become big sand exporter – study

FILE PHOTO: Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

OSLO (Reuters) – Greenland could start to export sand in a rare positive spinoff from global warming that is melting the island’s vast ice sheet and washing large amounts of sediment into the sea, scientists said on Monday. Mining of sand and gravel, widely used in the construction industry, could boost the economy for Greenland’s […]

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