Climate

In December 2015, ski resorts in Davos in Switzerland had to rely on artificial snow to cover their slopes. CREDIT: Archiv SLF

Driest Winter on Record in Alps

BERN – CLIMATE – After long-awaited snowfall in January, parts of the Alps are now covered with fresh powder and happy skiers. But the Swiss side of the iconic mountain range had the driest December since record-keeping began over...


Posted 17 February 2017 by
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Climate Research FROM Harvard University into Sea levels

LEAP Plans February 9th Meeting at Lakehead U

“We could live in a country powered entirely by renewable energy, woven together by accessible public transit, in which the jobs and opportunities of this transition are designed to systematically eliminate racial and gender inequality. Caring for one another...


Posted 8 February 2017 by
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Climate Research FROM Harvard University into Sea levels

Mexico City Still Choking on Smog

BERKELEY – CLIMATE – Decades ago Mexico City’s air pollution was so poor, birds would fall out of the sky–dead. Locals said living there was like smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, according to one report. In response,...


Posted 3 February 2017 by
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Meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet can travel through channels in the ice to reach bedrock; a new study show where subglacial water goes. Here, water plunges down a moulin, or hole in the ice. CREDIT: Marco Tedesco/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Greenland Meltwater Study Seeks Answers

THUNDER BAY – ENVIRONMENT – When summer temperatures rise in Greenland and the melt season begins, water pools on the surface, and sometimes disappears down holes in the ice. That water may eventually reach bedrock, creating a slipperier, faster slide...


Posted 7 January 2017 by
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