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Thursday, October 9

BBC NEWS | Americas | Melting glaciers threaten Peru

Melting glaciers threaten Peru: "A recent report by US space agency Nasa suggested that a large chunk of ice in the area could break off and fall into one of these lakes, triggering a devastating flood.
Satellites had detected a crack in the glacier overlooking Lake Palcacocha. One city under threat would be Huaraz, with a population of 100,000. The news from Nasa came as a very worrying shock to many in the city. " BBC Global warming will strike at spiritual rituals of Andean communities because people makes pilgrimages to the glaciers to bring ice. The article explains this in more detail.

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