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They took their horses to the Swiss Alps for snow polo. They got slush instead

In St. Moritz, a ski resort town that revolves around winter tourism, high temperatures made full matches impossible and raised concerns about the future.
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Ski areas fight to keep snow on slopes amid warming winters

According to Elizabeth Burakowski, an assistant research professor at the University of New Hampshire, this warming trend was reflected across New England.

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How to hike safely in the age of mega-fires

Wildfire, always a danger in the back of a hiker’s mind, is now at the forefront as climate change creates weather and forest conditions that allow fires to start more easily and spread much faster.

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Pro-climber Tommy Caldwell details climate change's impact on rock climbing

NPR's Alina Selyukh talks with pro-climber Tommy Caldwell about how a warming climate is changing the outdoor sport and making it even more dangerous.
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Feds get new guidelines for e-bikes in national parks, forests

A court ruling will make the Park Service review its sweeping permission as the Forest Service adds a new category of vehicle.
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Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

Climate change makes the future of all skiing uncertain, from the elite World Cup circuits and sprawling resorts to the mom-and-pop operations that bustle on weekends with recreational skiers.

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Climate change impacting Utah ski resorts, research finds how they’re adapting

Utah may be known for having the greatest snow on Earth, but the days to enjoy some deep powder are declining at ski resorts statewide. New research shows how these ski resorts are adapting may not be long-lasting.