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Attempting to save a Bolivian glacier
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Scientists and Indigenous Bolivians are trying to save the Charquini glacier.

The glacier, located outside the capital La Paz, is melting.

It's losing some 1.5 meters in thickness each year, according to scientists.

Charquini is also attracting tourists, where for fee charged by the local government, people can snowboard down the glacier.

As the tourist season begins and mountain guides prepare for their treks, researchers worry this rise in activity can speed up the glacier's melting.

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