Planet in Peril (PinP) "Where science gets respect." For well over a month, dozens of wild fires have raged in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, producing record smoke over Canada. NASA photo.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Large Dams Can Affect Local Climate
Joshua S Hill - PlanetSave Mar 1 - '11
New research has shown that large dams have the ability to affect the local climate, to the point of drastically altering the local rainfall in some regions. Full story here.
The Shellmouth dam and the reservoir behind it, Lake of the Prairies, in western Manitoba. (Note - this is not an area specifically mentioned in this story.) Photos by l.p.