Swiss-Italian Border Moves as Glaciers Melt

Alpine borderlines changing along with the climate
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2009 2:59 AM CDT
The Swiss-Italian border is changing along with the climate as glaciers and rivers shift.   (AP Photo/Keystone,Olivier Maire)
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(Newser) – The rapid melting of Alpine glaciers has prompted Swiss and Italian authorities to redraw the border between the two nations, the Independent reports. Authorities believe the border will need to be moved by hundreds of feet in some places as glaciers have shifted and permafrost has disappeared, changing the course of rivers that once formed natural borders.