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Researchers dig into how pink snow affects snowpack

 Snow algae core sample in Mt Rainier National Park.
Jim Elser
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Snow algae core sample in Mt Rainier National Park.

Researchers are traversing Western mountains to better understand snow algae – and whether its blooms are hastening the melting of mountain snowpack.

Researchers are traversing Western mountains to better understand snow algae – and whether its blooms are hastening the melting of mountain snowpack.

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