Glaciers disappearing from Spanish Pyrenees

Glaciers disappearing from Spanish Pyrenees


The glaciers on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees mountains straddling Spain and France are set to melt completely by mid-century, the daily El Pais on February 24 quoted an Environment Ministry report as saying. The glaciers covering parts of the Spanish Pyrenees have lost 88 percent of their surface since 1894, down to 206 hectares in 2008, according to the report. The glaciers are now retreating faster than before, losing 25 per cent of their surface between 2002 and 2008. Recent harsh winters...


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