Tag Archive: global warming

Nov 21

Surprising Pollutant: Gassy Stream Bubbles

Gassy bubbles in freshwater streams are natural, lovely, and—wait for it—may also be contributing to climate change. Listen up: When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, human activities are the largest source of methane, but there are also natural culprits—and new research suggests they include streams. Methane is a byproduct of bacteria that live in …

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Jan 05

Water in the Bank

If water were currency, glaciers and snowpack would be savings accounts. Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Glaciers and snowpack are water in the bank… on this CurrentCast. Imagine water is currency. Rain is like having cash in your pocket, and it comes and goes. But snowpack is our banking equivalent of a checking account, accumulating …

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Nov 16

Snowpack Declines in the Rocky Mountains

There’s a downside to those early, “unseasonably” warm spring days.   Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Most of us cherish warm spring days, but there’s a downside… on this Currentcast. When it comes to fresh water, high mountain areas act as reservoirs – holding water in the form of winter snow, and then slowly releasing …

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