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Study: As Ice Melts, Greenland Could Become Big Sand Exporter

VOA News OSLO — 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 Monday. Mining of sand and gravel, widely used in the construction industry, could boost the economy for Greenland's 56,000 population who have wide powers of self-rule within Denmark but rely heavily on subsidies from Copenhagen. By mining sand, "Greenland could benefit from the challenges brought by climate change," a team of scientists in Denmark and the United States wrote in the journal Nature Sustainability. The…
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Climate Change Denial ‘a Problem’ for Republicans

WASHINGTON—Spencer Hartman certainly looks the part. In a black pinstripe suit, neatly parted hair and University of Nebraska lapel pin, the school's student body president looks 21-going-on-incumbent-senator. He's a conservative, an exotic species among his millennial peers. Hartman was one of 120 campus leaders invited to Washington this June for a conference on climate change. But with Republican leadership - from presidential nominee Donald Trump on down - denying that climate change is a problem, Hartman finds himself at a loss. Spencer Hartman "While I'm unashamedly a conservative, I'm also unashamed to admit that science has proven these things," he…
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IPCC Warns Climate Change Will Damage Food Production in South America

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned of the likely decline in the food production in South America due to climate change, and said other risks such as increased droughts and floods. Thus concludes the report presented in Yokohama (Tokyo) and produced by about 500 scientific experts and political representatives, which examines current knowledge about climate change and the impact of this process on man and nature in different regions of the world. It is "one of the more extensive scientific history reports" which includes "strong evidence from all disciplines", he said to present the document at a…
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