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For the killing of journalist Lyra Mckee, she was killed while observing Irish nationalist youths clashed with police in Londonderry new research on the massive ice sheet that covers much of Greenland shows it is melting six times faster than it was forty years ago as NPR's Christopher Joyce reports that's contributing to rising sea levels, billions of tons of ice covered Greenland up until the nineteen seventies. The amount of ice was relatively stable. What melted and flowed into the ocean was offset by new ice formed on land every year? Now, scientists writing in the proceedings of the National Academy of sciences say that balance is off a lot more ice is melting than being newly deposited a study of two hundred and sixty glaciers on Greenland shows that. While the rate of melting varies over short. Periods of time over the long term the rate is speeding up. The researchers point out that Greenland's melted ice as raised global sea levels by half an inch since nineteen seventy two but half of that rise came in just the last eight years, Christopher Joyce NPR news six people were killed yesterday. When a small plane crashed after it left west Houston airport in Texas, a family member of one of the people who died says the group was going to survey some property, it's not clear what caused the accident the National Transportation Safety board will investigate I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include zoom zoom offers cloud video conferencing, online meetings and video conference room solution in one platform, featuring digital video and audio with.