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‘Things are getting unstable’: global heating and the rise of rockfalls in Swiss Alps

As Switzerlands glaciers melt, dangerous rockfalls become more likely and towns are forced to live under an existential threat The thunderous roar that resounded through Bregaglia in Switzerland last month was familiar to its residents. Once again, rocks were falling off the face of the Piz Cengalo mountain. Fernando Giovanoli, the vice-mayor of Bregaglia. Photograph: Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom   You hear it, and you know immediately what it is. Then you see all the dust, says Fernando Giovanoli, the communes deputy president. He had seen the rockfall from his mountainside home…

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Swiss Alps plane crash leaves all 20 passengers and crew dead

Investigation under way after mid-century JU-Air plane crashed into mountainside A vintage Swiss military airplane, which was saved from being mothballed by a national fundraising campaign, has crashed into a mountain in the Alps, killing all 20 people onboard. The JU-5 2 HB-HOT aircraft, which was constructed in 1939, was flying from Locarno, near Switzerland’s southern border, to airline JU-Air’s base in Dubendorf, a suburbium of Zurich. It crashed into the western peak of Piz Segnas, a 3,000 -metre( 10,000 -ft) mountain above the resort of Flims, in the south-east…

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Where Europeans Go For Summer Vacation

We asked travel bloggers from Europe to share their favorite summertime travel spots, and the places where their fellow Europeans tend to congregate during the season.( Hint: It’s not too far from home .) Many locatings, like the Amalfi Coast, are also popular with Americans — while others, like the Bulgarian Black Sea, might be less familiar. Croatia Canary Islands Bulgarian Black Sea Greek Islands Indonesia “One of my favorite places I had the chance to go to recently was Sulawesi, an island of Indonesia. Sulawesi is still very authentic…

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