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Glaciers around Mount Everest

Glaciers around Mount Everest will lose most of their ice by the end of the century, new research predicts.

layer sediment

CLIMATE CONTROL  Studies of sediment layers in an ancient Italian lake suggest that carbon emissions from human activities may be delaying the start of Earth’s next glaciation. Volcanic ash forms the darker bands in the rock, which researchers used to date an ancient warm period.

dead dolphin

DOLPHIN DEATH  Scientists have linked toxic effects of oil spilled in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster to an ongoing surge in stranded and dead dolphins, such as this one, along the Gulf of Mexico coast.

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