As South American rivers dry up, miners tap ocean - 24 Feb 2008  
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Water pumped from Pacific Ocean to Andes Mountains. Mines in Peru and Chile that supply the world with minerals such as gold and copper are high in the mountains where water is scarce.

Supplies are predicted to dwindle further with the effects of global warming. To preserve water for use in local communities, the mine companies have found a way to desalinate sea water and pump it into the mountains.

Cerro Lindo Mine already relies entirely on seawater, and Antofagasta Minerals is soon to follow. Bravo South American mine companies for your enterprising way to alleviate water scarcity caused by global warming. May your noble efforts continue in doing all possible to mitigate the effects of climate change and save precious lives.