Normally ice reflects more than 80 percent of the sun's radiation, however, because the algae absorb the heat and the ice starts to melt faster.
Victor will embark upon five flights this week over the Alps, with each flight lasting three to five kilometres.
The glacier covers 86 square kilometres and is estimated to hold around 11 billion tonnes of ice.
Switzerland and bucolic musings: Exploring the country’s cultural and traditional multiplicity through its small towns
A great way to soak in Switzerland's diversity would be to visit some of the idyllic small towns which offer a window into the culture, art, cuisine and traditions of Switzerland.
Aosta Valley crash: Five killed in north Italy after midair collision between helicopter and tourist aircraft; injured evacuated to hospital
Four people were killed and two injured when a helicopter collided with a light aircraft in the Alps in northern Italy, mountain rescue officials said
The vast deposit of salt inside was left by the ocean that covered the region 250 million years ago.
A glimpse into the sheer majesty and awe-inspiring beauty of Switzerland from its snow-covered mountains to its lovely towns.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is expected to pack Kirin 970 with 2K IPS LCD display with an effective resolution of 1440x2880 and 6 GB RAM.
Swiss climber Ueli Steck, one of the most feted mountaineers of his generation and famed for his speed ascents of iconic Alpine routes, has died on Everest, officials said.
A deadly avalanche hit a high school group skiing in the French Alps on Wednesday, killing two students and a Ukrainian skier and seriously injuring three others, officials said.
Today, the Google Doodle celebrated the 229th anniversary of the Mont Blanc ascent. Compared to the several Doodles done by Google so far, today's Doodle is rather plain and simple. But before we could write it off, we wondered what all the hype was about.
US Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash on Sunday after striking a curb and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip.
As reports emerged that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on purpose down the aircraft in the Alps killing himself and 149 others. Police landed up in his flat in Dusseldorf and also his family home in Montabaur to for clues to find why Lubitz took such a drastic step.
As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf went down with 144 passengers and six crew on board. The victims included two babies, two opera singers and 16 German high school students and their teachers returning from an exchange trip to Spain. It was the deadliest crash in France in decades.
French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain.
Lufthansa did not have any information following reports of a plane crash in France and said it could not confirm that an incident had occurred
Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, says the seven-time champion from Germany has made "progress" since a skiing accident in December put him in a coma.
The German was skiing in the French Alpine resort of Meribel on Dec. 29 when he fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel cracked her pelvis during a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps and will have to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks