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The Guardian   03 August 2020   New Zealand  
<p>New research has found extreme melting of the country&rsquo;s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heating.<br />Twice a year, glaciologist Lauren Vargo and her colleagues set up camp beside two small lakes close ...
TIME   07 January 2020   Australia  
<p>The hot, dry conditions that primed southeastern Australia’s forest and fields for the bushfires that have been ravaging the country since September are likely to continue, scientists warn — and climate change has likely made the situation much worse.<br>Over ...
Particle Scitech   28 November 2019   Switzerland  
<p>They came dressed in black, giving sombre speeches as others lay wreaths and flowers.<br />But this funeral march wasn&rsquo;t for a person &ndash; it was for the Pizol glacier in eastern Switzerland.<br />Scientists say the alpine ice flow has lost over ...
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CNN   16 November 2019   Italy   Venice  
<p>Images of the flooded St. Mark's Basilica in Venice have shocked many across the world this week. Since Tuesday, parts of the city were damaged by the most severe high waters Venice has seen in over half a century, with six-foot high tide levels engulfing ...
livescience   07 November 2019   Alaska  
<p>Massive and meaty, the Taku Glacier in Alaska's Juneau Icefield was a poster child for the frozen places holding their own against climate change. As the largest of 20 major glaciers in the region and one of the single thickest glaciers in the world (it ...
CBS News 8   21 March 2016   USA   Fairbanks, Alaska  
<p>FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) &mdash; A new species of butterfly could provide clues about Alaska's geological history and its changing climate, according to a University of Florida researcher.<br />Research by lepidopterist Andrew Warren suggests that the newly ...
The Guardian   09 December 2015   USA   Alaska  
<p>Study raises concerns over accelerating climate change as the icy mass under state&rsquo;s surface releases carbon into atmosphere<br />Up to a quarter of the permafrost that lies underneath the surface of Alaska could melt by the end of the century, spewing ...