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Remains of a 90-million-year-old rainforest discovered beneath Antarctic ice, study says

by Sophie Lewis, CBS News

The South Pole is surrounded by a harsh, frozen landscape of year-round ice and snow — but it hasn’t always been this way, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature. A group of researchers found evidence that approximately 90 million years ago, Antarctica was home to an ancient, swampy rainforest full of diverse animal and plant life.

The group discovered a surprisingly well-preserved network of roots in a sediment core collected near Pine Island Glacier. When the researchers found the core, they were immediately shocked by its appearance. 

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New study reminds us of the sickening rate at which ice is melting

by Alexandra Jacobo, Nation of Change

“That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-meter sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries,”

10-feet. That is how much the sea level could rise this century if the oceans continue to rise at their current rate.

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