Scientists studying 39 named glaciers in and around Montana's Glacier National Park have found that they shrank by more than one-third between 1966 and 2015. Grinnell, which draws the most visitors, lost 45% of its footprint over that time.
Forty-one of the 51 metro areas that contain more than 1 million people became less dense between 2010 and 2016, data show. Seattle saw the greatest gain in density, while San Antonio and Austin, Texas, saw the largest losses in density.
Biologists, geographers and earth scientists are working together to study the rhythmic biological events that take place across the planet as part of a discipline known as phenology. Scientists are drawing on a number of sources for insight, including "PhenoCams" -- stationary cameras that capture multiple images over time -- and the observations of writer Henry David Thoreau.
The extent of the casualties associated with a tornado is more closely related to the intensity of the storm than it is to the number of people who live in the area, researchers have found. The study, led by Florida State University geographer Tyler Fricker, analyzed 872 casualty-causing tornadoes that occurred between 2007 and 2015.
Some private companies are looking to enter the market with advanced satellite radar systems to attract scientists and compete with government-offered tools. However, some observers caution that the costs could raise barriers to data access.
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