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2009-02-18 11:40:00

The World Bank warned Tuesday that the Andean glaciers and the region's permanently snow-covered peaks could disappear in 20 years if no measures are taken to tackle climate change, the AFP reported. Rising temperatures from global warming may also have a dramatic impact on water management in the Andean region, which could be detrimental to agriculture and energy generation, according to the World Bank-published report. The report also detailed how in the last 35 years Peru's...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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