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Study Adds New Clue to How Last Ice Age Ended


September 8, 2010

photo of melting glacier ice in New Zealand A new study in the journal Nature finds that in addition to Antarctica, New Zealand was warming at the end of the last ice age, indicating that the deep freeze up north, called the Younger Dryas for the white flower that grows near glaciers, bypassed much of the Southern Hemisphere. Full Story

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The Earth Institute at Columbia University

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