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Synthetic blankets lying on the snow of ski slopes in Austria
December 6, 2020

Snow Blankets

A story in the February 2006 issue examined the ways climate change threatened tourism and the ecosystem in the Alps. Here, synthetic blankets lie on Austria's Pitztal Glacier, reflecting solar radiation in an attempt to slow down summer melt.
Photograph by Melissa Farlow, Nat Geo Image Collection

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