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Ice stupas: How artificial glaciers supply water to some of the driest places on Earth

A structure to create an "Ice-Stupa" or an artificial glacier, is seen as part of a project to combat the lack of water at Cajon del Maipo area, on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile.

Ice stupas are being used to provide communities with fresh water. Image:  REUTERS

Matteo Spagnolo
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