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Living Planet: Exploring caves under Oregon glaciers

The largest glacial cave system in the contiguous United States is melting at an alarming rate. The complex system has been studied by cavers and glaciologists since the caves were first discovered in 2011 in mountains near Portland, Oregon. But scientists may be running out of time, as the warming climate means the glaciers could be completely gone in a few years.

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