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  • Shrinking Bylot Island glaciers tell story of climate change

    "The glaciers that are now on Bylot Island were as far advanced in the 1940s as they have been in the last 55,000 years. And now they are retreating," said University of Illinois geologist William Shilts, the executive director of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at Illinois.

    "The glaciers that are now on Bylot Island were as far advanced in the 1940s as they have been in the last 55,000 years. And now they are retreating," said University of Illinois geologist William Shilts, the executive director of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at Illinois.

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  • Editor's note: To contact William Shilts, call 217-333-5111; e-mail shilts@illinois.edu.