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This glacier is in Drygalski Fjord on South Georgia Island's southeast coast. Glaciers move downhill at a very slow rate, reaching the water and extending over it. Eventually a piece will break off under its own weight, forming an iceberg. Global warming, which has impacted many Antarctic glaciers, has reduced this glacier's size significantly. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

New Study: Humans Blamed For More Than Two-Thirds Of Melting Glaciers

But since 1991, about 69 percent of the rapidly increasing melt was man-made, said Ben Marzeion, a climate scientist at the University of Innsbruck in Austria

CBS Seattle–08/14/2014

Geothermal activity can be generated by the gravitational pull of a planetary companion. (Lynette Cook/NASA/Getty Images)

Study: Alien Planets Could Host Life For Up To 10 Trillion Years

Geothermal activity can be generated by the gravitational pull of a planetary companion.

CBS Seattle–08/12/2014

High pressure from the North is forcing Hurricane Iselle, with top winds of 85 miles and Hurricane Julio, with winds of 75 mph towards the islands of Hawaii (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Iselle To Give Hawaii First Hurricane In 22 Years

Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn’t — and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it was Hurricane Julio, which strengthened early Thursday into a Category 2 storm.

CBS Seattle–08/07/2014

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GMO Labeling Initiative Qualifies For Ballot

It’s official: an initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has qualified for a statewide vote in November.

CBS Seattle–07/23/2014

New study shows plastic junk floating on the world's oceans, but it's not as much as feared. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Plastic Debris Widespread On Ocean Surface

New study shows plastic junk floating on the world’s oceans, but it’s not as much as feared.

06/30/2014

Alaska petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from endangered species list has scientific validity, say feds. (LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Consider Removing Humpback Whales From Endangered Species List

A petition filed by the state of Alaska asks gov’t to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act.

06/25/2014

Marine biologists say a deadly wasting disease has infected starfish from Mexico to Alaska. (Getty Images)

Mystery Starfish Killer Lurks Along Entire West Coast

Marine biologists say a deadly wasting disease has been recorded from Mexico to Alaska.

06/09/2014

Indian researcher is working on the next generation of condoms which will be thinner and biodegradable. (Getty Images)

Bill Gates Gives $100G To Dozens Of Scientists To Develop Next-Generation Condom

Indian scientist is working on extremely thin and biodegradable condoms.

06/04/2014

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EPA: Washington Must Cut Emissions By 72 Percent

Washington state would be expected to cut carbon emissions from its power plants by about 72 percent under the Obama Administration’s proposal to tackle global warming.

CBS Seattle–06/02/2014

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Alaska Fire Nears 150 Homes, Burns 151 Square Miles

An Alaskan wildfire that has burned 151 square miles is threatening about 150 cabins, vacation homes and year-round residents

05/24/2014

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Photos Of Forum 2011!

The 6th Annual AM1090 Forum came and went! Check out the 2011 photos with Stephanie Miller, Mike Papantonio, Norman Goldman, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Ron Reagan and Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Video and Audio of the event […]

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