• Samples from Illimani mountain will be taken to Antarctica for preservation
  • Researchers say global warming is rapidly melting the glaciers of the Andes

A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.

The international “Ice Memory” expedition of 15 scientists took samples from the glacier on Illimani mountain in the Andes and will store them in Antarctica at the French-Italian base of Concordia.

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