Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the US in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Skiing at many resorts in the Alps could become impossible within the next 80 years, according to a new study.
Researchers predict snow cover across the Alps will fall by at least a third by the end of the century, leaving low-lying resorts without snow.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) troops, Army servicemen and Basij volunteer forces have joined rescue teams in Iran’s northwestern Ardebil Province that has been hit by heavy snowfall, a local IRGC official said.
As many as 450 endangered snow leopards have been killed each year since 2008, a report on the fate of the mountain cats estimates.
Only 4,000 to 7,000 of the animals are thought to remain in the 12 mountainous Asian countries they inhabit.