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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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  • Researchers from NASA and the University of California Irvine studying ice in an area of west Antarctica called the Amundsen Sea Embayment report a "continuous and rapid retreat" of glaciers there. They worry that, perhaps as soon as two centuries from now, the area could melt entirely -- leading to between 4 and 10 feet of sea level rise around the world. Above, melting ice floes in Antarctica. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / New Canaan News Contributed
    Researchers from NASA and the University of California Irvine studying ice in an area of west Antarctica called the Amundsen Sea Embayment report a "continuous and rapid retreat" of glaciers there. They worry that, perhaps as soon as two centuries from now, the area could melt entirely -- leading to between 4 and 10 feet of sea level rise around the world. Above, melting ice floes in Antarctica. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed