Melting Glaciers Move Border Between Switzerland and Italy

On Wednesday, the Swiss government approved the altering of its border up to 500 feet into some areas of Italy due to melting glaciers in the high Alps. Swiss topographers determined the watershed that had determined the border in 1942 had moved, and Italian topographers agreed. This means Switzerland now owns the last stop of the renowned Furggsattel Sesselbahn ski station near Matterhorn peak. Atlases will not be corrected. Read the AP story here.  –Alyson Sheppard

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