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Melting ICE? A handful of Democrats turn up the heat.

Melting ICE? A handful of Democrats turn up the heat.As the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency continues to draw criticism for its arrest of immigrants, the idea of abolishing the agency entirely is starting to gather momentum among Democrats.



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Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Way Faster Than Expected, Scientists Warn

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Way Faster Than Expected, Scientists WarnThe Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a faster rate than at any previously



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Melting Mont Blanc glacier yields remains of dead hikers

Melting Mont Blanc glacier yields remains of dead hikersMILAN (AP) — Italian mountain rescue crews have recovered the remains of two — or possibly three — hikers on a glacier on Mont Blanc's southern face likely dating from the 1980s or 1990s, officials said Friday.



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Look out, Europe: Melting Arctic ice could weaken the Gulf Stream, researchers say

Look out, Europe: Melting Arctic ice could weaken the Gulf Stream, researchers sayThe loss of Arctic sea ice as a result of global warming could have potentially catastrophic effects on the climate of the northern hemisphere, according to scientists.



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Melting glacier reveals Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago

Melting glacier reveals Swiss couple who went missing 75 years agoThe frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the Alps have been found on a shrinking glacier, Swiss media said on Tuesday. Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, the parents of seven children, had gone to milk their cows in a meadow above Chandolin in the Valais canton on August 15, 1942. "We spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day," their youngest daughter Marceline Udry-Dumoulin told the Lausanne daily Le Matin. "I can say that after 75 years of waiting this news gives me a deep sense of calm," added the 79-year-old. In an overnight statement, Valais cantonal police said that two bodies bearing identity papers had been discovered last week by a worker on Tsanfleuron glacier near a ski lift above Les Diablerets resort at an altitude of 2,615 metres (8,600 feet). DNA testing would be carried out to confirm the identities of the couple. "The bodies were lying near each other. It was a man and a woman wearing clothing dating from the period of World War Two," Bernhard Tschannen, director of Glacier 3000, told the paper. "They were perfectly preserved in the glacier and their belongings were intact." "We think they may have fallen into a crevasse where they stayed for decades. As the glacier receded, it gave up their bodies," he told the daily Tribune de Geneve. Marcelin Dumoulin, 40, was a shoemaker, while Francine, 37, was a teacher. They left five sons and two daughters. "It was the first time my mother went with him on such an excursion. She was always pregnant and couldn't climb in the difficult conditions of a glacier," Udry-Dumoulin said. "After a while, we children were separated and placed in families. I was lucky to stay with my aunt," she said. "We all lived in the region but became strangers." "For the funeral, I won't wear black. I think that white would be more appropriate. It represents hope, which I never lost."   



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Arctic Sea Ice Is Rapidly Melting, But Some Of It May Be Normal

Arctic Sea Ice Is Rapidly Melting, But Some Of It May Be NormalResearchers have found that 30-50 percent of sea ice melt is natural.



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Jackson Heights’ Muslim enclave in the New York City melting pot

Jackson Heights’ Muslim enclave in the New York City melting potSoon after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president — and his plan for a ban on travel by Muslims to the United States — in 2015, award-winning photojournalist Yunghi Kim set out to explore the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens, N.Y. Jackson Heights is one of many multinational neighborhoods in New York City. Hispanics account for most of its population, but there are also many Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, harmoniously woven into the fabric of this bustling community.



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