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2014-07-17 08:26:49

KILCHBERG, Switzerland, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli (Schweiz) AG and Jungfrau Railway Holding AG are teaming up.

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2009-08-06 15:14:16

For centuries, inhabitants of Switzerland’s largely Roman Catholic south have made a sacred vow with God, praying for protection against the advancing ice of the Great Aletsch glacier.

2009-06-22 10:40:00

Swiss glaciers have lost a lot of ice in recent years due to increased melting. As temperatures climb, so do the fears that the glaciers could one day disappear altogether.

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2009-05-04 16:29:28

Portuguese climbers will depart next month for a three-year expedition to scale five glaciers throughout the world that have been declared heritage sites by Paris-based UNESCO.

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2007-08-18 15:15:00

Hundreds of naked people formed a "living sculpture" on Switzerland's Aletsch glacier Saturday, hoping to raise awareness about climate change.

2006-03-17 00:25:00

Global warming may be the last thing on the minds of extreme skiers speeding down the blustery cliff faces at Verbier-4 Vallees this winter.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).