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Any Way You Slice It, Warming Climate is Affecting Cascades Snowpack

May 12, 2009

earth and environment graphic There has been recent disagreement about the snowpack decline in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest, but new research leaves little doubt that a warmer climate has a significant effect on the snowpack, even if other factors keep year-to-year measurements close to normal for a period of years. Full Story

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