Loss of Snowpack and Glaciers
In Rockies Poses Water Threat

From the Columbia River basin in the U.S. to the Prairie Provinces of Canada, scientists and policy makers are confronting a future in which the loss of ice and snow in the Rocky Mountains could imperil water supplies for agriculture, municipalities, and hydropower production. READ MORE

 




Peyto Glacier (top) viewed from near the current Bow Summit viewing platform in 1896 and from the viewing platform in 2011 (bottom). Peyto Glacier has receded and thinned markedly since 1896 and is now almost completely out of view from the platform. (Photo credits: Walter Wilcox/Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies; Theo Mlynowski)



 
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