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The ‘Asian water tower’ is brimming — with glacial melt water

Prayer flags suspended from a shrine near a glacier on the Tibetan Plateau

Prayer flags flutter near a glacier on the Tibetan Plateau. Water from melting glaciers and snow is driving a rise in the plateau’s groundwater levels. Credit: Bernardo De Niz/MCT/Tribune News Service/Getty

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Nature 609, 879 (2022)



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