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Old 02-04-2012, 02:10 AM
 
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UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Glaciers across the globe, at risk from climate change, now face a new threat, a U.N. report says -- ice thieves.

Criminal gangs are becoming a threat to the world's glaciers, the United Nations said Friday, citing a case in Chile where police are investigating the theft of some 5-1/2 tons of millennia-old ice from the Jorge Montt glacier.



Read more: Glaciers face new threat as ice is stolen - UPI.com
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Manila
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That's nuts! Human greed at its finest! That's all I could say about it...
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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5-1/2 tons? Considering how massive glaciers are, that's next to nothing. That's not even a full load in a dump truck.
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