Slims River: Climate change causes "river piracy" in Canada's Yukon

Last summer, a team of geologists set out on an expedition to study Slims River in the Yukon, but when they got there, the once majestic river was nowhere to be seen. The scientists attribute the missing river to a retreating glacier, which caused a dramatic shift in the direction of water flow. It’s yet another…Read more...

Slims River: Climate change causes "river piracy" in Canada's Yukon

When a team of scientists went to the Yukon to study the Slims River, all they found was a "skinny lake".

Tue 18 Apr 17 from BBC News

An Entire Canadian River Vanished Due to Climate Change, Researchers Say

Scientists said the river flowing from the Kaskawulsh Glacier rerouted, which normally takes thousands of years, in just a few months

Tue 18 Apr 17 from TIME

Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappear

The massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has retreated about a mile up its valley over the past century.

Mon 17 Apr 17 from Phys.org

Retreating glacier causes big Canadian river to vanish in four days

Researchers have described the first case of 'river piracy' -- a river disappearing after an intense glacial melt.

Wed 19 Apr 17 from ZME Science

Yikes! A river just changed direction. Here's what's blamed.

The fast-moving melting of a Canadian glacier has caused the water gushing from it to reverse course and drain into another river.        

Tue 18 Apr 17 from USA today

What Caused an Entire Yukon River to Vanish Almost Overnight?

Last summer, a team of geologists set out on an expedition to study Slims River in the Yukon, but when they got there, the once majestic river was nowhere to be seen. The scientists attribute ...

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Gizmodo

How Global Warming Diverted a River

In 2016, the global warming-induced retreat of one of Canada's largest glaciers altered the flow of its meltwater so much that it killed off one river and shunted its waters over to another, ...

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Livescience

A river in Canada just turned to piracy because of global warming

Science Yo-ho-ho and a melting glacier A river in Canada just became a victim of piracy. River piracy. Read on.

Mon 17 Apr 17 from Popular Science

Retreating Yukon Glacier Caused a River to Disappear

NewsThe massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has retreated about a mile up its valley over the past century. Last spring, its retreat triggered a geologic event at relatively breakneck ...

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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