Indonesia: Scientists on hunt for climate-change clues explore rare tropical glacier

Christian Science Monitor: Indonesia's towering Puncak Jaya mountain on the island of Papua straddles one of the world's richest and most inaccessible gold and copper mines. But the scientists currently prospecting on the 16,000-ft peak are digging for a different kind of treasure: fragile ice cores that can yield clues to the climatic past and give pointers on the future. Puncak Jaya, a patch of ice on a barren peak that juts from the jungle-clad southern shores of western Papua, is one of only a handful of ......

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