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Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

SAAS-FEE, Switzerland --- The athletes half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps --- up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world s highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 feet --- served up daily grim reminders that global warming is threatening their line of work. After exiting the train, they squelched through a field of grayish mud to reach shrinking snowfields scarred by new crevasses. Occasionally, they heard the sharp roars of glacial ice breaking off in monster chunks, then echoing acros

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