Greenland’s icy surface is getting darker and absorbing more solar radiation, a new study revealed. It’s a cycle: a darker surface allows more snowpack to melt, which could bring more dirt to accumulate on the surface and even contribute to rising sea levels.
Earth/Environment March 4, 2016
The melting of snow deposits in areas in the northern hemisphere threatens the supply of water for more than two billion people. Scientists believe this is caused by the disruption of winter precipitation as a result of global warming.
Earth/Environment November 16, 2015
Climate scientists revealed that declining snowpack in the northern hemisphere could mean water shortage for 2 billion people who rely on snowmelt for water. Researchers say water managers should prepare for what’s to come.
Earth/Environment November 13, 2015
Snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada is at its lowest in 500 years. Experts said that much reduced snow could be the new normal, which could have crucial implications on the state's water supply.
Animals September 15, 2015
Scientists are using equipment to analyze hydrology in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The data is being used to assess water needs in drought-stricken California.
Earth/Environment August 6, 2014