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The Swiss Glaciers Decreasing.

Professor Forel, Professor Lugon, and Herr   Muret have just completed a report upon the     movement of the glaciers in Switzerland during    

last year. Seventy-three glaciers in all were

observed; in ten cases there had been an ad- vance, and in sixty-three cases a retreat. The tendency of glaciers to diminish is thus rendered evident. The glaciers which had increased in     1898 remained stationary in 1899. The only Swiss glacier which manifests a steady and cer- tain increase is the Glacier de Boveyre, in Can- ton Valais. The two Grindelwald glaciers, which until recently were decidedly stable, have begun to decline. The lower Aar glacier, which re-   mained stationary until 1893, has now retreated   75ft. On the Eiger glacier, for the first time since it was measured, a diminution was observ- ed; it has retreated 230ft.    

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