HUFFING AND PUFFING BACK INTO HISTORY: HOW A STEAM RAILWAY WAS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE IN SWITZERLAND. – The St Kitts Nevis Observer

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Travel:by Eric Mackenzie Lamb     Realp, Swiss Alps: More than a century ago, the Swiss government started construction of a steam railway which would connect the Alpine villages of Brig and Disentis by way of the 7,086 foot high Furka Pass. For the local inhabitants, this would be a game changer-especially because travel between the […]
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'Mega-Drought' in Andes: Climate Change Leaves Some Peaks without Snow - The St Kitts Nevis Observer

By Juan Bustamante BUENOS AIRES, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The Andes Mountain range, which draws skiers to South America, is facing historically low snowfall this year during a decade-long drought that scientists link to global warming. Scant rain and snowfall are leaving many of the majestic mountains between Ecuador and […]