From Utah: March a “disaster for snowpacks”

Abysmal may be the best description of the spring runoff, with no part of the state retaining more than 50 percent of the typical snowpack for this time of year. For some places, "it’s a new record-low snowpack," said Randy Julander, snow survey supervisor with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service in Salt Lake City. Read on for more info. (Photo by tuchodi)



Earthquake Kills Coral Reef in Indonesia

Update: Satellite images available for the area. A strong earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Sumatra island two years ago caused one of the biggest coral die-offs ever documented, a study by scientists from two conservation groups […]