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Ancient Hawaiian Glaciers Reveal Clues to Global Climate Impacts
August 4, 2010
Boulders deposited by an ancient glacier that once covered the summit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii have provided more evidence of the extraordinary power and reach of global change. In particular, the slowdown of a North Atlantic Ocean current system that could happen again and continues to be a concern to climate scientists.
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