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Energy/Environment La Niña slowing Antarctic melt, suggests study

The lower sea-surface temperatures brought by La Niña could be slowing the rate at which one of Antarctica's largest glaciers is melting, say researchers.  

By Laura / January 2, 2014

NASA Modis

Though typically thought of as a tropical climate pattern, the influence of La Niña (the cold counterpart to El Niño) spreads as far as Antarctica, significantly slowing the melting rate of one of the continent's largest glaciers, according to a new study.