Mountains of Blanket

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Mountains of fleece blanet are unraveled to cover Brunnenkogel Ferner (Austrian word for glacier).  It is wrapped  to keep it from melting.  Covered ice melts slower. <br />
The ski area at 3,400 meters is covered to help save the ski industry since the glacier is retreating.  The cost of materials is one Euro per square meter.<br />
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The Alpine glaciers -- in Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy -- are losing one percent of their mass every year and, even supposing no acceleration in that rate, will have all but disappeared by the end of the century.
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