Climate change has rerouted an entire river

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A team of scientists on Monday documented what they’re describing as the first case of large-scale river reorganization as a result of human-caused climate change.

They found that in mid-2016, the retreat of a very large glacier in Canada’s Yukon territory led to the rerouting of its vast stream of meltwater from one river system to another — cutting down flow to the Yukon’s largest lake, and channeling fresh water to the Pacific Ocean south of Alaska, rather than to the Bering Sea.

LINK (via: The Washington Post)

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