The warm temperatures that are playing havoc with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. have less to do with El Niño than a little-recognized weather phenomenon called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
Crews battling warm temperatures and lack of snow at Winter Olympic venues near Vancouver, B.C. are turning to a harmless plant pathogen to help create snow and save what little snow and ice they have.
Those darned snowmobilers.
One year after the U.S. Congress gave them 11,000 acres in California’s Eastern Sierra to roar about, the federal government announced an aerial crackdown on continued snomo encroachment in nearby wilderness areas.