Oil, Potatoes Signs of Greenland Warming

Oil, Potatoes Signs of Greenland Warming
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October 17, 2007—An aerial view of Greenland's icebergs taken on August 17, 2005.

The Danish-owned island's vast ice sheets are thinning due to global warming.

But the rapid thawing has a bright side for some, according to a new report released last week by the international conservation nonprofit WWF.

The warming has opened up new opportunities for agriculture, commercial fishing, mining, and oil exploration on the world's largest island, WWF says.

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