Mysterious exploding star and more — January’s best science images

Dry January. The Kashmir Valley is a popular winter tourist destination owing to its mountains and ski resorts — such as Gulmarg, pictured here, where the hills are normally snow-covered in January. But the valley has been afflicted by an exceptional drought, with no snow and an almost 80% shortfall in rain between December 2023 and the first week of January. In future, droughts in the region could become more regular and extended as a result of climate change, scientists have warned. As well as affecting tourism, water scarcity has negative impacts on saffron farming and other agriculture.

Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button