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As Avalanche Deaths Rise, Experts Look At Links Between Climate Crisis, COVID-19

his avalanche near Colorado's Loveland Pass caught and killed a backcountry snowboarder who was riding alone on Feb. 14. The red circle indicates where the avalanche buried the rider.
his avalanche near Colorado's Loveland Pass caught and killed a backcountry snowboarder who was riding alone on Feb. 14. The red circle indicates where the avalanche buried the rider.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center counts at least 33 avalanche deaths across the country so far this season. That number eclipses the 23 fatalities for the entire winter the year before – and several years prior.

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