Receding glaciers causing rivers to suddenly disappear

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Global phenomenon known as river piracy demands urgent adaptation from ecosystems and people who rely on their flow

As glaciers around the world recede rapidly owing to global warming, some communities are facing a new problem: the sudden disappearance of their rivers.

River piracy, or stream capture, is when water from one river is diverted into another because of erosion or, in this case, glacier melt.

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