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Glaciers in Tien Shan Mountains Could Lose Half Their Mass by 2050: Study

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POTSDAM, Germany

Glaciers in the Tien Shan mountains of Central Asia have lost 27 percent their total mass over the past 50 years, according to a new study by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. That melt rate was about four times greater than the global average during the same period.