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Glacial melt sand could improve Greenland’s economy, study finds

As climate change melts Greenland’s glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, researchers identified an unexpected economic opportunity for the Arctic nation. Namely, exporting excess sand and gravel abroad, where raw materials for infrastructure are in high demand. This solution was developed by scientists from CU Boulder, the University of Copenhagen, Arizona State University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

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New details of Greenland ice loss revealed

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has stated that its Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project is revealing new details about thinning of the Greenland polar icecap. In particular, OMG observations have been depicted in two new research papers in order to document how meltwater and ocean currents are interacting along Greenland's west coast and to improve seafloor maps used to predict future melting and subsequent sea level rise.

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