International News Archive - September 13, 2012
A report, issued this week by the National Research Council (NRC) has concluded that glacial melt in the Eastern and Central Himalayas has accelerated at an alarming rate, while glaciers in the Western Himalayas may actually be growing. Researchers say that this trend could have both positive and negative consequences for local inhabitants and ecosystems.
Ecologists look for effects of bird loss caused by invasive brown treesnake on Guam
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