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Snow shortages are plaguing the West's mountains
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Snow shortages are plaguing the West's mountains

Some ski areas remain closed. But an even greater concern amid a changing climate is whether enough snow will fall to meet water needs for the summer.
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World Cup ski races are disrupted by lack of snow, climate change

World Cup ski races are disrupted by lack of snow, climate change

With less snow and faster melting, athletes see a future, and a planet, in peril.
Salt Lake City confronts a future without a lake

Salt Lake City confronts a future without a lake

Utah’s Great Salt Lake is disappearing as a “megadrought” persists across the Southwest, forcing the fast-growing city nearby to curb its water use. 
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Can cloud seeding help quench the thirst of the U.S. West?

Can cloud seeding help quench the thirst of the U.S. West?

In the midst of an historic megadrought, states are embracing cloud seeding to increase snow and rainfall. Research suggests that the decades-old approach can be effective, though questions remain about how much water it can wring from the sky.

The urgent efforts to save winter in the Alps

The urgent efforts to save winter in the Alps

The region's economy and culture revolve around winter. As climate warms there’s a scramble to preserve snow and ice.

As skiing faces climate change, athletes push to make sport sustainable

As skiing faces climate change, athletes push to make sport sustainable

‘If we don’t start taking action now, then when are we going to?’

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