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Antarctic water systems key to rising sea levels

Antarctica's network of lakes, rivers and streams may affect the stability of the underlying ice shelf and offers clues to rising sea levels, according to a recent study.

The beginning of the seawall on the western edge of Galveston, Feb 14, 2016.

Antarctica's network of lakes, rivers and streams may affect the stability of the underlying ice shelf and offers clues to rising sea levels, according to a recent study. Researchers say the flow of lakes and streams formed by melting surface water seems to act as a draining system that may protect the ice shelf. (The Verge)

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