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Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

YULONGXUESHAN, China --- The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device. More projectiles were tumbling down the hulk of ice that scientists say is one of the world s fastest melting glaciers. We should go, said the 30-year-old geologist. The first rule is safety. Chen hiked away and onto a barren landscape once buried beneath the glacier. Now there is exposed rock littered with oxygen

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