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Greenland's Ice Is Getting Darker, Increasing Risk of Melting
Description: Greenland's snowy surface has been getting darker over the past two decades, absorbing more heat from the sun and increasing snow melt, a new study of satellite data shows. That trend is likely to continue, with the surface's reflectivity, or albedo, decreasing by as much as 10 percent by the end of the century, the study says. [Source: Earth Institute (Columbia University)]
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Source: Earth Institute (Columbia University)
Publish Date: 3/3/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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