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Russian River Water Unexpected Culprit Behind Arctic Freshening Near U.S., Canada

January 4, 2012

instrument being dropped through an ice opening A hemisphere-wide phenomenon--and not just regional forces--has caused record-breaking amounts of freshwater to accumulate in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea. Full Story

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