This Green Earth - January 22, 2019 McKenzie Skiles

Jan 22, 2019

Over the past 150 years, the Great Salt Lake has shrunk by nearly one third, exposing a significant amount of the dry lake bed.  When storms come from the west the dust that gets picked up is often deposited on the snow pack of the Wasatch Range. A University of Utah study published last month concludes that dust from the lake is accelerating snow melt by as much as one week each year. Dr. McKenzie Skiles, the lead author of the report, joins Chris and Nell to discuss the study.