A “Surprisingly Average” Year for Sierra Snowpack

A “Surprisingly Average” Year for Sierra Snowpack

The amount of snow in the California-Nevada mountain range was about average in April 2024—a rare occurrence.

Published Apr 12, 2024

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Drawdown of Klamath River Reservoirs

Drawdown of Klamath River Reservoirs

Human-made lakes along the western U.S. river were drained as part of the world’s largest dam removal project to date.

Published Apr 11, 2024

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Total Solar Eclipse Darkens North America

Total Solar Eclipse Darkens North America

Satellites gathered striking views of the Moon’s shadow from above as observers on the ground were awed by the Sun’s corona.

Published Apr 10, 2024

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Dublin’s Urban Expansion

Dublin’s Urban Expansion

Images spanning four decades show how buildings and blacktop have spread into Ireland’s countryside.

Published Apr 9, 2024

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Hazy Skies in a Growing City

Hazy Skies in a Growing City

Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand popular with tourists, faces seasonal spikes in air pollution.  

Published Apr 8, 2024

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