How do snowflakes form? Is each snowflake really unique? Why is some snow light and fluffy or heavy? The amazing science of snow

How do snowflakes form? Is each snowflake really unique? Why is some snow light and fluffy or heavy? The amazing science of snow

Krystopher Chutko
The Conversation
January 12, 2023

Many a writer has mused about snowflakes as a natural work of art. Here’s a scientific look at the amazing nature of snowflakes and snow.

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A story of fire and ice: USask research studies how wildfires impact glacier melt

A story of fire and ice: USask research studies how wildfires impact glacier melt
Ashleigh Mattern
USask News
January 4, 2023

From a distance, the mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies look like a pristine landscape, untouched by human activity, but Caroline Aubry-Wake experienced firsthand how interconnected our world is while studying the impact of wildfires on the Athabasca Glacier.

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UWindsor Joining Largest Freshwater Observational Research Network In Canada

UWindsor Joining Largest Freshwater Observational Research Network In Canada
windsorite.ca
January 4, 2023

The University of Windsor will see more than $1.77 million in funding to support its leadership of the Real-Time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON), a Canada Foundation for Innovation-funded network focused on the Great Lakes.

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Frosty reception to overly optimistic glacier report

Frosty reception to overly optimistic glacier report
Yahoo! News
Nov. 18, 2022

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recently released a report entitled “World Heritage Glaciers: Sentinels of Climate Change” that stated that “limiting global warming to 1.5 C could save glaciers in two-thirds of World Heritage sites.”

That has some experts balking at the claim.

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Scientists say warming climate puts southern Alberta’s water supply at risk

Scientists say warming climate puts southern Alberta’s water supply at risk
Anne Mayo
Calgary Journal
March 30, 2022

When a heatwave ripped through Western Canada in the summer of 2021, and Alberta’s temperatures soared above 40C, Shawn Marshall was cool in comparison.

As the climatologist studied a glacier in the Rocky Mountains, wind caressed the top of the ice shelf and chilled the air around him. Here, he noticed the glacier was darker in comparison to others he had seen in Canada.

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