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Science: There's something ancient in the icebox

April 17, 2014

image of an ice sheet Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below 2 miles of ice. This finding, led by geologists at the University of Vermont, provides strong evidence that the ice sheet has persisted much longer than previously known, enduring through many past periods of global warming. Full Story

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