Alaska glacier melt uncovers ancient forest

09/22/2013 |

A forest buried under ice for more than 1,000 years has thawed from under Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier, near Juneau. While the slowly melting glacier has been revealing bits and pieces of the forest over the last 50 years, recently more trees have been showing up, many of them upright and some with bark and roots, say researchers at the University of Alaska Southeast.

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