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Chile to Step Up Glacier Protection

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet intends to strengthen protection of glaciers in the Andes Mountains where miners including Anglo American Plc and Codelco plan to expand copper operations. “Glaciers represent a freshwater resource of incalculable value,” Bachelet said yesterday in a state-of-the-nation address in Valparaiso, Chile.