Anchorage is so warm this year it has to import snow for the Iditarod

Grist: Take an already warming planet, stir in a dash of El Niño, and add a splash of melting Arctic ice. Voila! You`ve got a baked Alaska. The state has experienced a warm and wacky winter, with only one-tenth its usual snowfall and temperatures 10 degrees F above average. This lack of snow is especially problematic for a cherished tradition: the Iditarod, Alaska`s annual dogsled race. To avoid the tribulations of slushy mushing, a snow-bereft Anchorage is importing snow for the beginning of the......

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