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In Bolivia, the battle over a retreating glacier is “doomed to disappear”

In the Andes Mountains in the high western plains of Bolivia, where snow lies powdered over dark rocks rising into a hard gray sky, scientists and climbers are fighting for the future of a dying glacier. Glaciers in the Cordillera Real began to lose mass at the end of the Little Ice Age in the 17th century, but the process has accelerated with global warming, scientists say.

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