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2010-05-04 06:40:38

According to Uganda's Wildlife Authority (UWA), a split has occurred in an ice cap on Uganda's highest peak as a result of global warming. The split is on a glacier located in the Rwenzori mountain range, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It sits at an altitude of 16,736 feet and is blocking access to the Margherita summit, said authorities. Margherita is Africa's third highest peak and is a popular spot for climbers. Scientists say the glaciers in the Rwenzori range...


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