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  • Early snow kills thousands of cattle in SD

    10/07/2013 6:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 306 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2013 7:10 PM EDT | Chet Brokaw
    A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard. Meanwhile, utility companies were working to restore power to tens of thousands of people still without electricity Monday after the weekend storm that was part of a powerful weather system that also buried parts of Wyoming and Colorado with snow and produced destructive tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa. At least four deaths were attributed to the...
  • Ski Resorts Fight Global Warming; Utah Governor Unsure

    11/29/2009 5:44:33 AM PST · by wita · 44 replies · 1,484+ views
    AP ^ | Updated: 11/28/2009 07:56:20 PM MST | Brock Vergakis
    Ski resorts across the country are using the Thanksgiving weekend to jump start their winter seasons, but with every passing year comes a frightening realization: If global temperatures continue to rise, fewer and fewer resorts will be able to open for the traditional beginning of ski season. Warmer temperatures at night are making it more difficult to make snow and the snow that falls naturally is melting earlier in the spring. In few places is this a bigger concern than the American West, where skiing is one of the most lucrative segments of the tourism industry and often the only...