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How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?

Sea otters and seals in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Alaska, are infected with a virus that once was seen only in animals in the Atlantic.A new study suggests that melting ice in the Arctic may be to blame -- and that climate change may help spread the disease to new areas and new animals.Tracey Goldstein, a biologist at the University of California, Davis, got curious when sea otters in the Pacific tested positive for phocine distemper virus -- a cousin of canine distemper virus -- in 20...
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Before-and-after photos reveal how landmarks have been ravaged by fires, floods, and melting ice over the last decade

Several famous sites, like Glacier National Park and the Statue of Liberty, have been flooded, scorched, or damaged by climate-related disasters.
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