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A Hidden World Thrives Below the Snow

A Hidden World Thrives Below the Snow

Although the layer of snow that blankets much of the Northern Hemisphere every winter looks inhospitable, it’s actually a cozy refuge for many plants and animals. But as the world warms up, this safe haven is disappearing.

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Insuring for Extreme Weather

Insuring for Extreme Weather

Climate change is throwing a wrench into the calculations of insurance companies trying to assess the risks of floods and other natural disaster events.

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The Science of Snow

The Science of Snow

Lots of snow means good skiing, but it also means an increased danger of avalanches.

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Skiing Volcano Country

Skiing Volcano Country

Next time you're sitting on the chair lift waiting to take that next run at Kirkwood, look around at these beautiful mountains and picture the ancient volcanic landscape that created the terrain.

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Living in La Niña

Living in La Niña

Ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area received over 170 inches of snow throughout the weekend. But heavy snow and rain are not expected to continue in the Bay Area, because the world is experiencing a La Niña.

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Snows of the Solar System

Snows of the Solar System

Snow is quite unusual for the Oakland Hills. Is snow so unusual for the rest of the solar system?

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