Losing Paradise: Climate change is changing Mount Rainier

Olympian: If the scientists are right, the end is near for a Northwest treasure — at least as we know it. Climate change is melting Mount Rainier’s glaciers at six times the historic rate. For years now, the melting has sent floods of water and rock pounding down the mountain, filling up rivers, killing old-growth forests and endangering historic national park buildings. The glacial outbursts also are tearing up the roads that provide access to the park’s wonders, testing the National Park Service......

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