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2011-12-20 15:18:25

Glaciers are retreating at an unexpectedly fast rate according to research done in Peru's Cordillera Blanca by McGill doctoral student Michel Baraer.

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2011-02-24 11:08:53

Recent scientific studies indicate that between June 1983 and August 2006, a glacier on Peru’s Huaytapallana Mountain has lost 50 percent of its surface ice.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.