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    Monday, March 17, 2008

    Glaciers suffer record shrinkage

    Glacier. Image: Glaciers Online/Jurg Alean

    Some of the biggest losses have occurred in the Alps and Pyrenees mountain ranges in Europe.

    Achim Steiner, Under-Secretary General of the UN and executive director of its environment programme (UNEP), said: "Millions if not billions of people depend directly or indirectly on these natural water storage facilities for drinking water, agriculture, industry and power generation during key parts of the year.

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