Tag Results for snow (7)

  1. Swiss Snowfall the Lowest Ever Recorded

    Because snowpack in the world's major mountain chains--the Himalayas, Rockies, Alps and Andes--are so immensely important to river flows and water supplies across huge regions, hardly anything is more important than their fate in a warming world. Switzerland's Neue Zuercher Zeiting, one of the globe's top business newspapers, reports today, May 22, that during the last two decades, there have been fewer snowy days in the Alps than any time since measurements began.

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  2. Swiss Snowfall the Lowest Ever Recorded

    Because snowpack in the worldâ''s major mountain chainsâ''the Himalayas, Rockies, Alps and Andesâ''are so immensely important to river flows and water supplies across huge regions, hardly anything is more important than their fate in a warming world. Switzerlandâ''s Neue Zuercher Zeiting, one of the globeâ''s top business newspapers, reports today, May 22, that during the last two decades, there have been fewer snowy days in the Alps than any time since measurements began.

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  3. "Snow-eating" robot from Japan: the future of snow forts?

    As a kid growing up in a pretty snowy area, part of the wintertime ritual was building a snow fort. Not being talented snow sculptors, one year my friends and I decided to make "bricks" by packing snow into recycling bins, pouring cold water over it, and using the resulting molded ice bricks to construct our forts. (Being kids, our patience for this lasted all of one brick, so the forts weren't a lot to write home about) But behold! Japan brings us the robotic answer to not just your snow shoveling woes, but snow fort brickmaking as well!

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