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The Nation

Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier, near the town of Yakutat has resumed the speedy movements that caused it to seal off a fiord three years ago, trapping sea mammals and capturing widespread attention before the ice dam it formed dramatically collapsed. The river of ice began forging ahead this summer at more than five feet per day, closing the gap between the glacier’s advancing face and the land at Gilbert Point, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Forest Service. Scientists are saying there is an even chance the glacier will move enough to close the gap by the end of the year, sealing off Russell Fiord.


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