Sitting on vast, untapped reserves of uranium and rare-earth minerals, Greenland holds the keys to massive wealth. But many Greenlanders have grave doubts about whether they should allow the world to exploit those resources.
Greenland is holding an early parliamentary election focused in part on whether the semi-autonomous Danish territory should allow international companies to mine the sparsely populated Arctic island's substantial deposits of rare-earth metals.
For decades, the U.S. government has compensated employees who got cancer from working inside plants that made America's nuclear weapons. Now, a growing number of scientists say this radioactive threat may not stop at the fence line.
When locations were chosen more than half a century ago for the dozens of uranium mills that dot the Four Corners landscape, one common factor was almost always considered: proximity to productive uranium mines.