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After an early-summer heat wave in the Dolomites a large section of glacier on Marmolada — a ridgeline with the range’s highest peak — collapsed. A Planet SkySat captured the summit and site of the collapse yesterday, July 13th. More in our gallery:

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Two weeks after the Marmolada glacier collapsed, the local community, the Italian authorities, and the world’s glaciologists are still searching to understand how and why the ice avalanche happened as it did. Via @WiredUK 

Swiss experts fear Alpine mountain collapse after Italy's deadly Marmolada avalanche

Italy weighs up risks to lives and livelihoods after Marmolada tragedy

In northern Italy a huge chunk of the glacier on Marmolada mountain broke off, triggering a landslide as it hurtled down the slope. Now a helicopter team is on a grim mission - they’re heading to the site of the fatal glacier collapse and their job is to locate the dead

Swiss experts fear Alpine mountain collapse after Italy's deadly Marmolada avalanche - Euronews

Italy weighs up risks to lives and livelihoods after Marmolada tragedy

Italian rescue crews discovered the remains of a female hiker who lost her life when a large section of the Marmolada glacier detached last weekend.

Italy weighs up risks to lives and livelihoods after Marmolada tragedy

Italy weighs up risks to lives and livelihoods after Marmolada tragedy

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After part of a glacier gave way high in the Italian Alps killing at least seven people, environmental scientist and glaciologist, Giovanni Baccolo, said that he was surprised to see the Marmolada so heavily impacted by climate change

A glacier collapsed on Marmolada mountain in the Italian Alps killing at least 10 hikers, adding to mounting evidence that record heat waves seen across Europe in recent years will continue to result in dire consequences. 📷: Reuters

Rescuers use drones and helicopters as the search continues for 13 missing climbers, 36 hours after an avalanche on the Marmolada, a range in the eastern Italian Alps, left at least seven people dead

An avalanche on the Marmolada has killed at least seven people. Environmental scientist and glaciologist Giovanni Baccolo said it was a surprise ‘to see that this glacier so heavily impacted by climate change’

An avalanche in northern Italy that killed at least seven people is being blamed in large part on rising temperatures that are melting glaciers. A huge chunk of the Marmolada glacier cleaved off on Sunday, sparking the avalanche.

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The collapse of the largest glacier in the Italian Alps has killed at least six people and injured eight others. The glacier collapsed on the mountain of Marmolada, the highest in the Italian Dolomites

Rescue operations in the Italian Alps are still underway after an avalanche in Marmolada killed at least six people and injured eight

At least six people are dead, and eight more have been injured following an ice avalanche in the Italian Alps on Sunday, local officials said, as emergency workers combed the Marmolada mountain for at least 19 missing hikers.

An avalanche sparked by the collapse of a glacier in the northern Italian Alps has killed at least five people, according to an emergency services spokeswoman. The glacier collapsed on the mountain of Marmolada, the highest in the Italian Dolomites.

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