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Found explosive WWI relics underscore Alps’ rapidly dwindling glaciers

By The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 8:04 EDT
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Appearance of explosive WWI relics underscore Alps glaciers' retreat

They lay undetected for more than a century, a hidden legacy of the highest, most forbidding battlefield of World War I. But last month, as Italy sweltered through one of the hottest summers on record, a cache of more than 200 rusted explosives emerged from beneath a melting sheet of ice in the Dolomite…


 
 
 
 
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