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Study Shows Greenland's Ice Sheets Are Melting at a Rate Five Times Faster Than They Were in 1990s

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November 30, 2012
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A groundbreaking study confirms major polar ice sheets are melting and contributing to a rise in sea levels, with devastating results in the case of storms such as Sandy.


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