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What Idaho Researchers Are Learning About Climate Change From A Glacier

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University of Idaho doctoral student Chris Miele sets up equipment to study the Turner Glacier in Alaska.


The effects of human-caused climate change can be seen in every corner of the world. While Idaho experiences more erratic and dangerous wildfires, in Alaska, melting glaciers can lead to sea level rise and a rapidly changing landscape. 

A team of University of Idaho scientists are studying a particular glacier in Alaska, keeping a watchful eye on changes occurring around and underneath it. Idaho Matters learns more about this from U of I professor Tim Bartholomaus and doctoral student Chris Miele.

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!