Alps Current Affairs, GK & News

Plastic snowfall in the Alps

The researchers from Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland have found that trillions of plastic particles fall along with snow in Switzerland. These particles travel 2000 kilometres through air. What did the study find? About 43 trillion plastic particle land in Alps of Switzerland. They fall along with the snow. They are carried by wind. It has ..

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WEF: Davos meeting deferred over Omicron

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has decided to defer its annual meeting in Davos, because of continued uncertainty over the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Highlights The high-powered meeting was scheduled for January 17-21, 2022. It draws leading figures from business, politics and diplomacy. The meeting will instead be held in summer. 2021 edition of the ..

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Pink Ice in Italian Alps is due to Algae

Italian scientists have found pink coloured glaciers in the Alps. According to the them, the pink colour is formed due to an algae found in the ice. Highlights The Italian researchers recently observed pink coloured snow on parts of Presena glacier of the Alps. According to them, the colorization is due to algae and is ..

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Switzerland Glaciers Shrink 10%

Switzerland Glaciers have lost a tenth in their volume in the past five years. The melting is the largest in the last 5 years of observation. The Cryospheric commission at the Swiss Academy of Sciences published the annual study on the state of glaciers. According to the study, around 20 glaciers have shown melt rates ..

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Italy’s Volcano Mount Etna erupts on Island of Sicily

Europe’s Highest Volcano Mount Etna, in southern Italy erupted with burst into life, spews ash, fire, and spitting molten lava high into sky. Key Highlights This is 2019’s first eruption as the volcano on island of Sicily previously erupted in December 2018. The lava came from two eruptive fissures on northeastern and south-southeastern sides of ..

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