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'Snow blood': Why climate change may be turning the Alps red

Have you ever seen red snow that looks like it's bleeding from the crystals? Then you may have noticed "snow blood" algae, a phenomenon that has caused scientists to be concerned that it is spreading and speeds up the Alpine thaw.

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