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Scientists Identify Environmental Impacts of Disappearing Snow and Ice

April 6, 2012

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The global cryosphere--the portion of the Earth's surface where water is in solid form for at least one month of the year--has been shrinking in response to climate warming. This has been most obvious by the extents to which ice, snow, permafrost and glaciers have been decreasing. Full Story

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