Olympic Skiers’ Fear: The Beginning of the End for Snow Sports?

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Artificial snow is a crucial part of the Sochi Winter Olympics, where newscasters and attendees often are seen sporting clothing more suited for warmer weather than for the bone-chilling temperatures now spread across much of the eastern U.S.

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Key Facts, Issues and Next Steps on Keystone XL Pipeline

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The cards increasingly are on the table for a decision on the proposed ‘tar sands’ oil pipeline. But unknowns and uncertainty abound on what comes next … and when.

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Scientist Boesch Emphasizes Ecosystems Management Approaches

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Agricultural systems, communities, coastlines and ecosystems management in planning for climate and energy impacts … A Q&A with marine scientist Donald Boesch.

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Olympic Skier Andy Newell Takes Lead on Climate Change

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Olympic cross country skier says he fears warmer climate and less snow fall could lead to … indoor skiing on artificial snow.

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Can ‘Unbiased, Fact-Based, In-Depth’ Environmental News Compete?

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Al Jazeera America says it is out to advance environmental news coverage on cable TV. And it’s not letting up … but can it compete with the likes, for instance, of reality TV, Donald Trump or ‘the Biebs’?

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Fewer Past Venues Seen Suitable as Future Winter Olympics Sites

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A warmer climate means far fewer past Winter Olympic sites will be suitable as future sites. ‘Simply not cold enough,’ a University of Waterloo study suggests.

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Will Snow(-less) Boarding be the New Norm in a Warmer Climate?

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Olympic snow-boarder Elena Hight says her world-wide travels indicate to her that ‘warmer, shorter, drier’ winters increasingly are becoming the norm.

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