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Alpine Glacier, Unchanged for Thousands of Years, Now Melting

New ice cores suggest Alps have been strongly warming since 1980s

SAN FRANCISCO — Less than 20 miles from the site where melting ice exposed the 5,000-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman, scientists have discovered new and compelling evidence that the Italian Alps are warming at an unprecedented rate.

Part of that evidence comes in the form of a single dried-out leaf from a larch tree that grew thousands of years ago. (more…)

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