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Sea Change: Glacial melt and Maine’s rising sea level

Sea Change: Glacial melt and Maine’s rising sea level

Corks. Plugs. Floodgates. The metaphors used to characterize two glaciers at the edge of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) – Thwaites and Pine Island – are tame relative to the scale of these vast ice rivers.  Thwaites glacier, spanning an area more than twice the...