- Title: Italian glacier wrapped with huge sheets to prevent melting
- Date: 14th July 2020
- Summary: PRESENA GLACIER, ITALY (JULY 13, 2020) (REUTERS) GEOTEXTILE SHEETS COVERING ICE MELTED ICE / GEOTEXTILE SHEETS COVERING GLACIER VARIOUS OF GEOTEXTILE SHEETS COVERING GLACIER MAN AND DOG WALKING BY GEOTEXTILE SHEETS COVERING GLACIER FLOWERS WITH GLACIER IN THE BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF GEOTEXTILE SHEETS COVERING GLACIER SIGN SAYING (Italian): ''Don't walk over the geotextile sheets'' VARIOUS OF GEOTEXTILE SHEETS COVERING GLACIER
- Embargoed: 28th July 2020 12:16
- Keywords: Climate Change Galacier Geotextile sheets Ice Italy Presena Glacier Snow Trento Valle del Tonale skiing
- Location: PRESENA GLACIER, ITALY
- City: PRESENA GLACIER, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Climate Adaptation and Solution,Climate Change
- Reuters ID: LVA001CMS5N4P
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Huge geotextile sheets have been placed over the Presena glacier in Italy to try and prevent, or at least reduce, the melting of the ice.
The glacier, near the northern town Trento, was covered in June with over 100,000 square metres of white geotextile sheets meant to reflect the sunlight during the summer months and reduce the temperature of the permanent ice.
The massive cover, laid down at an altitude between 2,700 and 3,000 metres and kept in place by sandbags, will be removed at the start of the skiing season, when temperatures drop.
The procedure, carried out every year since 2008, was designed as a way to combat the effects of global warming that, according to Italian media, have caused the Presena glacier to loose one third of its surface in less than 20 years.
(Production: Flavio Lo Scalzo, Gabriele Pileri, Antonio Denti)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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