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Scientists study effect of Rainier glacier melt

Scientists study effect of Rainier glacier melt
Mount Rainier is seen in this USGS file photo.
What happens when big glaciers melt and recede atop Mount Rainier? It can change the entire makeup of the mountain.

Susan Gordon of Tacoma's The News Tribune writes that scientists are now studying the shrinking glaciers that leave unstable rock behind, possibly adding to the risk of debris flows that help clog river channels downstream.

Read the full article in the Tacoma News Tribune