Loss of tourism fears as European heatwaves cause record melting of glaciers

Two people with backpacks on stand on rocks and look down at the snow on the ground and alps in the background.

Glaciers in the Swiss Alps are on track to record their highest loss of mass in at least 60 years, new data shows. This follows temperatures peaking at nearly 30 degrees Celsius in the mountain village of Zermatt during an early summer heatwave. Data from Glacier Monitoring Switzerland and the Universite libre de Bruxelles shows … Read more

A melting glacier is moving the Italian-Swiss border near one of the world’s largest ski resorts

A melting glacier is moving the Italian-Swiss border near one of the world's largest ski resorts

Way up in the snowy Alps, the border between Switzerland and Italy has shifted due to a melting glacier. It is putting the location of an Italian mountain lodge in dispute. The borderline runs along a drainage divide – the point at which meltwater will run down either side of the mountain towards one country … Read more