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Shrinking glaciers behind a third of sea-level rise: study

This undated handout image provided May 16, 2013 by the University of Zurich, shows the Aletschglacier in Switzerland, a typical valley glacier and the largest one in the Alps.Water from the world's shrinking glaciers was responsible for almost a third of the rise in sea levels between 2003 and 2009, new research showed Thursday. A study published in the journal Science revealed that researchers had analyzed data gleaned from two NASA satellites as well as traditional ground measurements from glaciers around the world.