Canadian Ice Sheet Is Melting Rapidly, Study Shows

Yale Environment 360: One of the largest ice sheets in Canada's high Arctic has been swiftly shrinking in recent decades as a result of warmer summers, according to a new study. The 895-square-mile ice cap on Devon Island, an uninhabited island in Baffin Bay, has declined steadily since 1985, according to analysis by scientists at the University of Calgary. Because the remote Arctic area is essentially a desert, with minimal annual S. Boon, L. CoplandResearchers collect data in 2008 precipitation, any increase of ......

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