Slushy wave off coast of Nantucket

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View larger. As you well know if you live there, the eastern United States has been in a deep freeze throughout February, 2015. Wave after wave of ice and snowstorms have hit the region, and NASA says that hundreds (maybe thousands) of records have been set for daily low temperatures. Now, from a photographer and surfer in Nantucket, Jonathan Nimerfroh, … Read More

Do dams destroy rivers?

Amanda LewanWater

Originally Published by The Guardian – Ultimately dams change rivers. The degree to which they change and the negative impacts on humans and nature depend on how large they are, how they are built and managed and where they are located.

Tracking Snow: The Cryosphere in an Era of Climate Change

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A new generation of weather satellites is helping researchers gain insights into the complex relationship between the cryosphere ‰ÛÒ the planet’s cold regions ‰ÛÒ and the climate. With drinking water supplies dwindling around the world, understanding the cryosphere is becoming a front-burner issue.

How to stop toxic blooms clogging up Lake Erie


Originally Published by New Scientist – Parts of Ohio were without drinking water for several days after toxic bacteria built up in Lake Erie. The challenge now is to stop it happening again.

US drought to deplete Lake Mead to levels not seen since 1930s

Amanda LewanWater

Originally Published by The Guardian – Drought in the south-western US will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said Tuesday.