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Study shows unprecedented warmth in the Arctic


October 23, 2013

Gifford Miller collecting dead plant samples Average summer temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic during the past 100 years are higher now than during any century in the past 44,000 years and perhaps as long ago as 120,000 years, according to a new, National Science Foundation-funded study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder. Full Story

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