Just Wrap It Up in Some Tin Foil They may not be able to do much about global warming, but the owners of a Swiss ski resort are saving their glacier the way you might save some old food: They're wrapping it in foil. Temperatures have been climbing, and the local glacier has been melting, endangering the resort's business. So the operators have unrolled a highly reflective type of foil over part of the ice formation. They're hoping to keep sunshine away from the ice.
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Just Wrap It Up in Some Tin Foil

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Just Wrap It Up in Some Tin Foil

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They may not be able to do much about global warming, but the owners of a Swiss ski resort are saving their glacier the way you might save some old food: They're wrapping it in foil. Temperatures have been climbing, and the local glacier has been melting, endangering the resort's business. So the operators have unrolled a highly reflective type of foil over part of the ice formation. They're hoping to keep sunshine away from the ice.