This year winter came extremely late to the ski areas in the Bavarian Alps despite the snow cannons.
With winters getting ever shorter due to climate change, investment in snowmaking technology is making less and less sense.
Luca Lombardini, his fiancee and his brother were climbing Europe's highest peak when they slipped and died. Heatwave conditions have made conditions more dangerous on the Mont Blanc massif.
Over the past week, dead fish have been pulled out of Germany's rivers and lakes by the ton — the extreme heat and a lack of rain have proven too much for them. Global warming is among factors altering fish habitat.
Snow comes later, melts earlier, and is not nearly as deep as it was 30 years ago. EU scientists are racing to help winter tourism regions adapt to climate change — but is manmade snow the answer?
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