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Sea Level Rising Faster Due to Alaska Glacier Melt

"In one more piece of evidence that the Earth's climate is warming rapidly, a new study published today in "Science" magazine has found that Alaska's glaciers are melting more quickly than previously believed. The resulting meltwater is also contributing much more to the rise in sea level than previous estimates, according to the study by a team of University of Alaska researchers in Fairbanks, who found that both trends are accelerating." (Excerpt from the article, "Alaskan Glacier Melt Accelerates Sea Level Rise," by Jim Lobe, Environmental News Service, July 19, 2002)

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