Arctic river ice deposits rapidly disappearing

SOURCE: American Geophysical Union via Eureka Alert DATE: April 18, 2017 SNIP: Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study finds. In the past, river icings have melted out around mid-July, on average. But a new study measuring the extent of river icings in the U.S. and Canadian Arctic shows most river icings disappeared 26 days earlier, on average, in 2015 than they did in 2000, melting around...