Science: Runaway Glacier

Out of Central Alaska last week came an exciting story. The Black Rapids Glacier, long dying in its valley 125 miles south of Fairbanks, had come to life. Its mile-and-a-quarter face was shoving toward the Delta River and the Richardson Highway (sole motor road from Fairbanks to the coast), rearing ice crests to 500 ft., breaking off great land icebergs which tumbled thunderously ahead onto the mossy valley floor.

Flying from his post at the University of Alaska, Scientist Otto William Geist put up at a little roadhouse two miles down the highway...

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