Himalayan Glaciers Are Losing Ice Twice as Fast Now

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Climate change could mean trouble for Himalayan glaciers. New research reports that they’re melting twice as fast today as they were at the turn of the century. (Credit: Nik Bruining/Shutterstock)

Home to Mount Everest and many more of the world’s tallest peaks, the Himalayas rise up from the Ganges River north to the Tibetan Plateau. This iconic mountain range is also home to thousands of glaciers. 

These rivers of ice provide valuable fresh water to surrounding regions. But the Himalaya

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