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A Last Look at California’s Glaciers

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avatar A Last Look at California’s Glaciers
June 15, 2014 11:35AM
Many people don’t realize that glaciers even exist in California. In fact, we have about 130. Most cling to steep slopes of the Sierra Nevada, but they’re disappearing at a rapid rate. Geologist Greg Stock of Yosemite National Park reports that even Lyell Glacier—second-largest in the Sierra—no longer has the mass required for it to creep downhill, which is one condition that defines a glacier.

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