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

Yo-ho-ho and a melting glacier
river and glacier

Dan Shugar

The stream at the base of the Kaskawulsh glacier that helped behead the Sims river in Canada.

A river in Canada just became a victim of piracy. River piracy.

Yes, one river straight-up stole another river’s water, with a swashbuckling assist from a melting glacier and the unique landscape of the area deep in the Yukon.

In a paper published in

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