The democratic socialist Inuit Ataqatigiit party has won a Greenland election, bringing a rare-earth mining project to a halt

The Inuit Ataqatigiit want Greenland to be independent from Denmark. The majority of Greenlanders are Inuit, whose ancestors moved to Greenland from Alaska via Canada.

Greenland has one of the highest shares of renewable energy of any country in the world, with hydropower producing 70% of its electricity.

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International corporations have started eyeballing Greenland's vast mineral wealth, including the lanthanide rare earth metal neodymium, which is used in aerospace, batteries and EVs. There is also uranium in Greenland that an Australian firm wants to mine.

Grimly, some of these deposits have recently been revealed by melting glaciers.

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