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For the first time, climate change has caused a river to completely reroute

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 18, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Kristine Lofgren) last modified Apr 17, 2017

For the first time in on record, a river has completely been re-routed thanks to climate change. A river in Canada's Yukon territory shifted from draining through the Yukon's largest lake and into the Bering Sea to draining into the Pacific Ocean below Alaska, in a shift that researchers called “geologically instantaneous." What makes this particularly concerning is that while shifting rivers aren't unheard of in the Earth's history, never before to our knowledge has a river re-routed so quickly,...





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