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European Journal

Switzerland: Air conditioning for a glacier

Global warming threatens more and more mountainous regions in Switzerland. In Herbriggen in the Matter Valley, a huge rock fall threatens the village.

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Residents of Engelberg in central Switzerland fear tourists could stop visiting their glacier, so they're coming up with creative ideas. A grotto carved into the Mount Titlis glacier is to be artificially cooled with an air conditioning system, and if necessary the mountain summit is to be covered with snow all year round.