S. America, C. Asia at risk from glacier melt: UN

Xinhua: Central Asia, Chile, Argentina and Peru may suffer drinking water shortages due to faster melting glaciers, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said in a Tuesday report. "In parts of Central Asia, Chile, Argentina and Peru, where there is little rain, the receding glaciers will have a much deeper impact in seasonal water availability," UNEP said in the report of High Mountain Glaciers and Climate Change. The report was released on the sidelines of the 16th Conference of the Parties......

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