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Post time 2016-11-10 12:54:44 |Display all floors
For 2,500 years, they have stood the test of time due to their arid, isolated location in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.
Around 250 miles (402km) south of the capital Lima, more than a hundred stylised drawings are etched into the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.
These 600ft (182 metres) wide drawings of flowers, whales, llamas, monkeys, hummingbirds and humans have been around for roughly 2,500 years.
But as a result of infrastructure built to cope with visitors to the site, in 2009, water running off the nearby Pan-American Highway after heavy rain washed away one of the geoglyphs.
Damage caused by mining in the area saw a set of geometric figures destroyed as the company dug out construction materials.
Glacier National Park in Montana has lost most of its glaciers  



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Post time 2016-11-10 12:55:31 |Display all floors
What was once a hub for ski lovers and home to more than 100 ice sheets may be stripped of its very identity as climate change affects the ecosystem.
Glacier National Park in Montana may have to undergo a name change in the next 16 years - the time in which the park's namesake glaciers are expected to disappear completely.
According to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey, the park's glaciers have rapidly declined in number since its establishment in 1910. The Times reports that the park was once home to some 150 ice sheets, now that number is less than 30.
The cause of the glacial recession in the park that boasts nearly 1,600 square miles is no secret: climate change.
Small ski areas that once enhanced the park have since closed due to shorter winter seasons and snows too light to keep them open.
Streams in the park that are fed by melted snow are reaching peak spring flows earlier than in the past and low summer flows earlier than usual.




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