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People stand in the "Mill", a 20m long natural ice cave created by melted water accumulated during the summer and by a siphon effect leaves in the autumn giving way to an ice cathedral, at the Glacier 3000 ski resort in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

‘Ice Cathedral’ in Swiss Alps accessible to delighted visitors

By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Les Diablerets, Switzerland
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:33 AM IST
The natural cave, also known as “the Mill”, forms through a siphon effect. Each spring and summer, the cavity fills with water from the snow melt, forming a lake. In autumn, the plug disappears and the water drains, leaving the cave.
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The mountain chains of Veisivi and Dent de Perroc are illuminated by 100 kg of the magnesium powder to celebrate Swiss National Day following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Ferpecle near Evolene in the Val d'Herens, Switzerland July 31, 2020.(Louis Dasselborne/Office du Tourisme Evolene/Handout via REUTERS)
The mountain chains of Veisivi and Dent de Perroc are illuminated by 100 kg of the magnesium powder to celebrate Swiss National Day following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Ferpecle near Evolene in the Val d'Herens, Switzerland July 31, 2020.(Louis Dasselborne/Office du Tourisme Evolene/Handout via REUTERS)

Covid-19: Swiss mountains light up in national day celebrations to suit pandemic era

By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Evolene, Switzerland
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 02:20 PM IST
The mountain chains of Veisivi and Dent de Perroc, which tower nearly 4,000 metres (13,000 feet)in the southern canton of Wallis, saw more than 100 kg (220 lbs) of magnesium powder ignited in the event.
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An aerial picture taken on July 3, 2020 above the Presena glacier near Pellizzano , shows pink colored snow, supposedly due to the presence of colonies of algae of the species Ancylonela nordenskioeldii from Greenland.(AFP)
An aerial picture taken on July 3, 2020 above the Presena glacier near Pellizzano , shows pink colored snow, supposedly due to the presence of colonies of algae of the species Ancylonela nordenskioeldii from Greenland.(AFP)

Pink ice in Italy’s Alps sparks algae probe

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Passo Gavia
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 09:45 PM IST
Biagio Di Mauro of Italy’s National Research Council said the pink snow observed on parts of the Presena glacier is likely caused by the same plant found in Greenland.
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Madonna in prayer wearing gloves, recreated by an ad agency in Ukraine(Twitter)
Madonna in prayer wearing gloves, recreated by an ad agency in Ukraine(Twitter)

Artists morph iconic paintings to spread awareness about Covid-19

By Prerna Gauba | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 10:43 PM IST
To emphasise upon the use of gloves and sanitizers and the importance of social distancing, a few geniuses recreated iconic paintings. The results are jaw-dropping!
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People climb to take part in a mourning ceremony as awareness to climate change, for the disappearing Pizol glacier, in Mels, Switzerland, September 22, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)
People climb to take part in a mourning ceremony as awareness to climate change, for the disappearing Pizol glacier, in Mels, Switzerland, September 22, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)

Switzerland to hold ‘funeral march’ for lost glacier

By Agence France-Presse | Mels (Switzerland)
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:08 PM IST
The organisation which helped organise Sunday’s march said around 100 people were due to take part in the event, set to take place as the UN gathers youth activists and world leaders in New York to mull the action needed to curb global warming.
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High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them.(Unsplash)
High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them.(Unsplash)

Alpine climbing routes crumble as climate change strikes

By Agence France-Presse | Chamonix, France
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 09:38 AM IST
High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them.
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A lake at the base of the Dent du Géant and the Aiguilles Marbrées.(Instagram/@bryanthealpinist)
A lake at the base of the Dent du Géant and the Aiguilles Marbrées.(Instagram/@bryanthealpinist)

Lake found high up in snowy Alps. ‘Alarming’ visuals are going viral

By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 07:08 PM IST
The lake was a real surprise. It’s located in the 3,400 to 3,500-meter area. You’re supposed to find ice and snow at this altitude, not liquid water.
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Journalist Carlo Pizzati, a European living with his in-laws in urban Chennai and with his wife in rural Paramankeni writes about contemporary India through his personal tales.
Journalist Carlo Pizzati, a European living with his in-laws in urban Chennai and with his wife in rural Paramankeni writes about contemporary India through his personal tales.

Excerpt: Mappillai is a witty, personal tale of an Italian son-in-law and a look at contemporary India

By Carlo Pizzati
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 02:14 PM IST
Mappillai—‘son-in-law’ in Tamil—is the rollicking story of journalist Carlo Pizzati, a European living with his in-laws in urban Chennai and with his wife (writer Tishani Doshi) in rural Paramankeni. Here’s an excerpt from the book about how the affair didn’t start.
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