As the capital and environmental costs of road salt continue to mount, has the time come to ask whether we’re putting too much of it on our streets?
snow Archives - State of the Planet
Citizen scientists can gather data to help uncover how snow is changing over time.
Since 2010, the Earth Institute’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society along with UNESCO and their colleagues in Chile have been working with Elqui’s water authority to help them use seasonal forecasts as way to better allocate water and prepare for droughts.
These record breaking amounts of snow have caused numerous concerns both economical and environmental and as snowfalls pile up cities run out of room to put the snow. One suggested solution was to dump the snow into waterways even though it became a mixture of many pollutants including, but not limited to, motor oil and trash.