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Ice-core Drilling Effort Involving CU-Boulder to Help Assess Abrupt Climate Change Risks

August 2, 2010

NEEM ice core drilling project An international science team involving the University of Colorado at Boulder that is working on the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project, hit bedrock July 27 after two summers of work, drilling down more than 1.5 miles in an effort to help assess the risks of abrupt future climate change on Earth. Full Story

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