Saturday, August 08, 2009


CNN - U.S. scientists monitoring shrinking glaciers in Washington and Alaska reported this week that a major meltdown is under way. The Gulcana glacier in Alaska is one of three glaciers considered a benchmark by the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 50-year government study found that the world's glaciers are melting at a rapid and alarming rate. . . The melt of glaciers is resulting in higher sea levels and affecting ecosystems and the rivers that emanate from these glaciers. . .