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Antarctic ice melt speeding up, scientists report

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Ice loss in Antarctica has tripled in a decade, pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean each year, according to new research published June 6 by a team of 80 scientists and reported this week in The Washington Post.

If acceleration of the melt rate continues, low-lying cities and communities will have less time to prepare for rising oceans than hoped, the scientists warn, and nations have a shorter window – perhaps no more than a decade – to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and avert some of the worst consequences of climate change, the Post reports. Read the full story here.

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