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New technique helps map avalanche risk

Researchers in Colorado, U.S., have developed a new technique to help deal with the dangers of avalanches. Safety teams in mountainous regions use explosives to loosen snow that might otherwise accumulate and eventually slide down with deadly effect. Jeffrey Deems »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

National Snow and Ice Data Center loses ‘eye in the sky’

Just as the Arctic experiences one of the most unusual weather patterns in history, a satellite malfunction has forced the U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) to suspend its daily sea ice extent updates until further notice. One »