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Mourners Hold a Funeral for a Dead Oregon Glacier

Mourners Hold a Funeral for a Dead Oregon Glacier

Twelve years ago, I strode by Clark Glacier on the flanks of South Sister, the tallest of a cluster of three volcanoes in Oregon’s Cascades. The mass of ice clung to the slopes, strewn with red and brown streaks left behind by volcanic cinders that tumbled across its face.

The Arctic We Know Is Disappearing

The Arctic We Know Is Disappearing

There have been some pretty freaky things happening in the Arctic this year, with historic levels of ice melt, absurdly high temperatures, and wildfires in an area that’s meant to be the definition of cold. New research by scientists at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that we…