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Scientists Head to Warming Alaska on Ice Core Expedition


April 29, 2008

polar graphic In an effort to better understand how the Pacific Northwest fits into the larger climate-change picture, scientists from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Maine are heading to Denali National Park on the second leg of a multi-year mission to recover ice cores from glaciers in the Alaskan wilderness. Full Story

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