Meltdown: 2023 looking grim for Swiss glaciers

This year is already shaping up to be another bad one for glaciers in the Swiss Alps, with the snowpack covering them around 30 percent below the 10-year average, according to the scientist tracking their decline.

Scientists decipher the seismic dance of the Southern Alps

Scientists have studied northeastern Italy's Montello hill, located at the southern edge of the Alps, since the late 1800s. Despite consistent research, its relationship with neighboring tectonic structures remains hotly ...

Image: Snowy Alps from Copernicus satellite

Snow cover is a vital source of water for industry, agriculture and human consumption. Records show that last winter's snow cover in the Alps was less than it has been since 2001. This Copernicus Sentinel-3 image captured ...

Study: Heat wave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers

Switzerland's glaciers are melting like never before, an academic study released Wednesday found, with their ice volume declining by 6% this year amid rising concerns about global warming and a summer heat wave that swept ...

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The Alps (German: Alpen; Italian: Alpi; French: Alpes; Greek: Αλπεις, translit. Alpeis; Occitan: Aups/Alps; Romansh: Alps; Slovene: Alpe) is one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west.

The highest mountain in the Alps is Mont Blanc, at 4,810.45 metres (15,782 ft), on the Italian–French border. All the main peaks of the Alps can be found in the list of mountains of the Alps and list of Alpine peaks by prominence.

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