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Hauling icebergs to Africa: could a bizarre plan to get drinking water actually work?

An aerial view of an iceberg, calved from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, floating in the Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland in 2021.

Two-thirds of global fresh water is locked away in ice. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty

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Nature 614, 617-618 (2023)


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