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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Retreating Glaciers Uncover Hidden Treasure

As THIS STORY explains, glaciers are retreating so fast in British Columbia -- up to 300 meters at some properties in the past 25 years -- that ...

In a bittersweet upside to climate change, freshly exposed ground across B.C. is begging to be explored for minerals as glaciers and ice packs wither away.

The glacial strip show under way for centuries has accelerated as temperatures have climbed, Weaver says. Shrinking glaciers get dirtier, darker and absorb more heat, causing them to recede even faster.


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