TITLE

Dust takes a toll

AUTHOR(S)
Lenart, Melanie
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
High Country News;7/19/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 12, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the implication of dust in the air in health, snow cover and rainfall in the U.S. It mentions that several factors including reduction in grazing, continued disturbance by grazing animals, and off-road vehicles and plows exacerbated by drought can result to dust in the air which is brought by gust. It states that the attack of dust in Southwestern U.S. skies affects human health and safety. It stresses that dust blankets can cause faster snowmelt, particularly in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. It adds that dust can also affect the rainfall pattern, according to Imtiaz Rangwala who studies climate change in the American West.
ACCESSION #
52702696

 

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