Climate Change Shrinking US Glaciers: Study

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Three benchmark glaciers in the U.S. that scientists use to keep tabs on glacial activity have shrunk faster in the past 15 years than in the previous decades, indicating global warming is having a profound impact on the nation's environment, according to a new study.

Two glaciers in Alaska and one in Washington alternately lost and gained mass for the first 20 years or so of the 50-year study, but all three glaciers have been steadily losing mass since 1989, according to the report, which was...
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