Border between Switzerland and Italy moving... cos of melting glaciers...

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http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/03/25/italy.swtizerland.alps.border/index.html

ROME, Italy (CNN) -- Melting glaciers in the Alps may prompt Italy and Switzerland to redraw their borders near the Matterhorn, according to parliamentary draft legislation being readied in Rome. Glaciers in the Alps near the Matterhorn are receding, forcing the border to be redrawn.

Franco Narducci of Italy's opposition Democratic Party is preparing a bill to redefine the frontier with neighboring Switzerland, his office said Wednesday.
...The border change only affects uninhabited mountaintop terrain. The deputy excludes the possibility of any family having to change citizenship.

The border between Italy and Switzerland was fixed 1861,..."Once upon a time, the border line demarcation between two nations was synonymous to war and bloodshed," he said. "Instead , today we proceed with photograms."
 
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I had to look at the article, because, from what you posted, I couldn't see the ACTUAL REASON for the change....

Here it is:

"This draft law is born out the necessity to revise and verify the frontiers given the changes in climate and atmosphere," Narducci said. "The 1941 convention between Italy and Switzerland established as criteria [for border revisions] the ridge [crest] of the glaciers. Following the withdrawal of the glaciers in the Alps, a new criterion has been proposed so that the new border coincides with the rock."
 
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